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1964 Electra Parts

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Hi all,

I'm trying to find a few parts for my 64 Electra 225

I'm looking for the era correct wheel covers for the car ( x4) and I need to find the silver plastic dash knob for the wiper controls and also a "slider" cover for the courtesy features in the middle of the dash. Just the plastic pieces.

Any clues on where I should look?

The local pull-a-part didn't have anything older than 80s.

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I am in Monroe NC :)

Technically I only need 2 hub caps, but the 2 i have look really crummy. They might polish up tho.

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You are confusing me, I think those "plastic bits" you are looking for are diecast. I don't think I have a spare washer knob but have a set of knobs for controls and can probably spare some hubcaps.

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Are the wiper knobs for a '64 Electra and a '63 Riviera the same? If so, I'm parting out a 63 Riv. I think the knob and button are both there (haven't seen the car that closely for a while.) Does the Electra have wipers with windshield washers? I know the washers were optional on some models.

Ed

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Let me grab some good pictures tomorrow when it's light outside so we can all see what i'm talking about.

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I have a couple sets of hubcaps, a lot other parts, including diecast trim for both 2 door and 4 door models.

John

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Are the wiper knobs for a '64 Electra and a '63 Riviera the same? If so, I'm parting out a 63 Riv. I think the knob and button are both there (haven't seen the car that closely for a while.) Does the Electra have wipers with windshield washers? I know the washers were optional on some models.

Ed

I know I can turn on the wipers buy turning the little bolt on the dash switch. It has two speeds, not sure about washers. I assume the knob would just fit over the small rod and down over the hex bolt that i turn with my finger, basically doing the same thing but just with a nice chrome finish.

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I have a couple sets of hubcaps, a lot other parts, including diecast trim for both 2 door and 4 door models.

John

Well i know I need the hubcaps...PM me whenever you can.

thx

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My parts car does not have the wiper/washer switch, sorry.

Ed

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I don't need the switch just the knob. Or is that what you meant?

I'll be home in a bit and take some pics, I plan to work on undoing the total cluster**** the PO made of the dash wiring tonight.

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When stating that the car did not have the switch, I guess I was trying to insinuate that without a switch, there were no knobs. I bought a washer push knobe from a same era Buick Special one time. I thing Buick probably used the same knobs on lots of models in the same years.

Ed

Edited by RivNut (see edit history)

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if you feel like driving to goldsboro nc, ive got a set of 5 Buick rally wheels that are 15 inch. no center caps or lug nuts. they are not show quality but good for the street

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Sure I can do a road trip one weekend. How much are you wanting? And is it possible you could snap a pic of them?

Will that layout fit my car?

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Joseph,

The wheels pictures in post #20 will not fit your '64 Electra. The pictured wheels have the 4-3/4" bolt circle, your Electra has a 5" bolt circle. The 4-3/4" wheels are for the smaller intermediate sized cars. One really easy way to tell the difference is that the intermediate car wheels are two piece wheels - separate center welded to a rim, the ones you want are one piece - no seperation between the center and the rim. Most of the 65 - 70 rims that you'll find will have a register ring in them which will need to be removed, and they will only be 6" rims. (Except for Estate Wagon wheels, ALL buick rally wheels are 6") When you measure rim width, you measure inside the rim where the tire bead sets, not across the outside. Wheels should be stamped inside as to whether they are 6" or 7"

71 and later Rally wheels will fit, but they have a different look to them. The hub where the center cap fits sticks out beyond the face of the rim. Study some pictures on Google images of "Buick Rally Wheels" and you'll begin to see all the differences.

Ed

Edited by RivNut (see edit history)

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my rims are fro 66 67 68 lesabres wildcats and mid 70's full size buicks like electras. i think mine have the short snout that does not go past the rim. if you like i can toss a few in my wagon and trailer and we can meet in ral and you try them on your car. i do have 2 sets on my 73 and 75 electra's

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