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3 hours ago, RivNut said:

Judging at ROA meets is not done by judges or a panel.  It's a peer judged event.  Every registrant gets to vote for one car in each class.  (Your wife is a registrant so she gets a vote as well.) Not too many members know the subtleties of each generation so chances of knowing which color dash goes with a certain color interior are nil.  At each meet, you'll find a number of 63 and 64s with rally wheels which are registered as "stock" and people will cast votes for them not knowing the wheels are wrong.  You have nothing to worry about. Paint it the color that looks best in you opinion.

Nil? There are some members of the ROA I’ve met ( including you) I believe to be expert on the finer points of accurate restoration. It is my opinion if you know the answer to a question then answer to the best of your ability. Let the person asking the question proceed with accurate information. Not to worry what others not in the know do with their car. I’m lucky in liking everything original on my 63 Riviera. I try hard to keep the car as original as I think it can be. I do change the wheels up once in awhile. The change in wheel appearance are my original efforts knowing the wheel is not stock. Since the ROA meet is peer judged bring your Riviera any way you like.

” It’s your thing for what you wanna do.” 
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Rivnut,

I really appreciate the answers to my questions on authenticity.  Maybe there should be a separate thread on all stuff related to Authenticity.  So the judging is not terribly serious if I ever decide to attend a ROA event.  Not like on corvettes.😀 Nothing against the corvettes.

 

So is a 64 dash pad the same physically as a 65?  I'm asking because I got a 64 pad from OPGI ( I know, I know, but choices are limited).  Nice pad, not what I think is the correct color (saddle), but it had a small defect, so they are sending me a replacement.  Come to find out they have a dark saddle pad, but they tell me it for a 65.  So that is why the question.  I thought the 64 and 65 were the same, but because I really cannot say I spent much time looking at a 65, I don't know for sure.

 

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20 hours ago, awk409ak said:

I really appreciate the answers to my questions on authenticity.  Maybe there should be a separate thread on all stuff related to Authenticity.  So the judging is not terribly serious if I ever decide to attend a ROA event.  Not like on corvettes.😀 Nothing against the corvettes.

 

Ah, yes, Corvette judging. The combination of production numbers, vast knowledge, and various levels of insanity. I could tell you stories …

 

… what RivNut says about ROA judging is true. There is more formal judging that a Riviera could be … subjected … to (AACA, BCA, etc.). There are also reasons to chase authenticity other than how well a car will judge.

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On 11/4/2019 at 8:06 PM, Seafoam65 said:

Bob........my perfect dash pad is original to my car, it is NOT a Just Dashes restoration, but if it ever does crack, that is where

it will be going.....their work is fantastic. They have done several dash pads for me on my other cars, and I smile every time I look

at my restored dash pads when I'm driving my cars. This is their restoration of my 69 GTO dash.......it looks 100 percent correct and actually looks

better than my original dash looked  when it was three years old. One reason their work looks so good is they use a thicker vinyl than GM did, also

the quality of the foam filler is better than GM. This is my twenty year old restored dash in my GTO...still looks magnificent.........DSCN0264.thumb.JPG.75f498ed43dd8b5b35b4067ee5ad40a3.JPG

Winston, hand upholstered silver with Seville pattern. Original dash pad and I kept the insulation. Honestly, I can compare with Just Dashes  because I’ve never seen one. I think this job would compare favorably with many reupholstered jobs.

 

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On 11/30/2019 at 3:12 PM, telriv said:

i have had '64 & '65 dash-pads off & there appear to be the same in all areas.

Tom, did I show you this one? 

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On 12/4/2013 at 12:34 AM, RockinRiviDad said:

My dash is thrashed…not ready for that stage of the build but is that what it cost to get one done…$650????

Regards,

David

Rockin’ Dave, here is one done by hand. I know you’ve solved your problem, but check this one out.

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9 hours ago, RockinRiviDad said:

Super nice work Bob

 

I didn’t even think about trying to cover one by hand 

David, Thank you for the compliment.  Some things I can do on the car OK, like detail work. Mechanical things I can reach ok I'm fair. Mechanical and electrical things I can't reach is hard. It's hard because I can't figure out how to get the tool where they are suppose to be. On the passenger side hood hinge is a bolt underneath holding the mechanism on. It took a l o n g time for me to get a socket and ratchet on that bolt to remove. I"m powder coating all I can in the engine bay and all I can that bolts on the engine. The engine is out for rebuilding so I might as well do it Powder coating is easy once you learn the combination of media blasting and cleaning the metal with the right chemicals. Stay well, and thanks for the compliment.

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