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If you're the car junkie that I think you are, you have at least one model of your favorite Riviera.

Let's see them.

Here's one of my favorites just to get things started.

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I didn't want to hijack the thread in which Kaber shows the one he built to resemble his son's car so we'll start a new thread.

Ed

PS - Under the hood of the F1 pickup is a 425 nailhead with six dueces on it. :)

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If you're the car junkie that I think you are, you have at least one model of your favorite Riviera.

Let's see them.

Here's one of my favorites just to get things started.

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I didn't want to hijack the thread in which Kaber shows the one he built to resemble his son's car so we'll start a new thread.Nice work Ed!

Ed

PS - Under the hood of the F1 pickup is a 425 nailhead with six dueces on it. :)

Nice work Ed! I only have the one model of a Riv here is a pic.

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I know its not Riviera, Not even close, but here are some pics of a model I have been working on Recently. It is nowhere near finished, the scale is 1/6th so it is quite large. The figure is 12" tall! (sorry for the off topic post!)

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Some barn-finds that I have... built when I was a kid. Still have them thanks to my brother.

My first Rivi circa 1975-76.

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And my second one, the same time just customized.

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I have a few more to finish. I think I bought 4 or 5 more over the years.

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I like to build a model of the car I am working on to give me a better idea of what it would look like when finished.

Mike

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Some barn-finds that I have... built when I was a kid. Still have them thanks to my brother.

My first Rivi circa 1975-76.

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And my second one, the same time just customized.

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I have a few more to finish. I think I bought 4 or 5 more over the years.

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I like to build a model of the car I am working on to give me a better idea of what it would look like when finished.

Mike

Hey Mike,

Cool Custom Convert! That looks like the same kit I started with stock 65. The shifter is ridiculously out of scale, but I think if you cut off the ball part it would look really close to the factory shifter. I didn't notice until I had mine all glued together or I'd have trimmed it off.

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Kaber

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Get a straight pin from your wife's sewing kit and use it for a shifter. Heat it up and stick it in.

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Get a straight pin from your wife's sewing kit and use it for a shifter. Heat it up and stick it in.

LOL!!!!! Wife's sewing kit! Good one Ed! I have used finish nails for tire valve stems before!

Kaber

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Nice display Rob! I really like the variety. The 71-72's are really cool!

Kaber

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I've got a few.

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I really wish I they would make one of my Riviera Convertible.

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Good thread, nice to see I'm not the only one.

Cheers!

Alfred

1983 Buick Riviera Convertible

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I really wish I they would make one of my Riviera Convertible.

Alfred

There's a spread on the ROA's website that shows probably every Riviera model made. One of them is a TKM cast resin model of an '83 Riviera convertible.

I have never heard of them and have no idea where you'd go to find one.

Ed

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There's a spread on the ROA's website that shows probably every Riviera model made. One of them is a TKM cast resin model of an '83 Riviera convertible.

I have never heard of them and have no idea where you'd go to find one.

Ed

Thanks Ed. I have seen TKM models in the past, they were quite crude and relied a lot on the builders skill. I'm actually hoping NEO will chop the top off their Riviera Coupe some day as this would be at a much higher quality level.

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Cheers!

Alfred

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Here's mine. I also have a silver one ( to go with my 200+ other diecast and Nascar models)

up at the cabin,but it's missing the outside mirror.

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Notice the front license plate "R-4747".

Here's a picture of the license plate that the State of Kansas has registered for my '64 Riviera - model 4747.

ED is for Edwards county, KS. What were the chances of me finding this?

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Ed

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Here's a picture of the license plate that the State of Kansas has registered for my '64 Riviera - model 4747.

ED is for Edwards county, KS. What were the chances of me finding this?

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Ed

Ed that is cool. There is a website on the KS DMV site where you can check if it is used or not if you haven't registered it yet, to see if you can use it or not. I am guessing it is not a used number. Let me know if you need the web address.

Rock On

gord

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Ed that is cool. There is a website on the KS DMV site where you can check if it is used or not if you haven't registered it yet, to see if you can use it or not. I am guessing it is not a used number. Let me know if you need the web address.

Rock On

gord

Gord,

I took this same tag in a couple of years ago and found that the number was not used. This tag IS my registered tag for my '64.

Now I've got to try to find a similar state of KS, EDwards county tag for '63 that's #4700 for my '63. Right now it's a personalized antique plate that reads: EDS RIV.

Opps, that reminds me. My $17.00 registration fee for each car for the next year is due at the end of the month. (For you non-Kansas guys, there's no personal property tax on antique cars, just a yearly registration fee.)

Ed

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Gord,

I took this same tag in a couple of years ago and found that the number was not used. This tag IS my registered tag for my '64.

Now I've got to try to find a similar state of KS, EDwards county tag for '63 that's #4700 for my '63. Right now it's a personalized antique plate that reads: EDS RIV.

Opps, that reminds me. My $17.00 registration fee for each car for the next year is due at the end of the month. (For you non-Kansas guys, there's no personal property tax on antique cars, just a yearly registration fee.)

Ed

Ed, there are guys around here that slice and dice old plates and weld up whatever combo they want. The grind them down and refinish them and then get them registered to their cars, as long as the number isn't taken. Might be something to try?! In Ohio there is no yearly registration fee for Vintage cars registered as historical. It is $35 to sign up and get your tags and they are good for 88 years ?!?!? You then can register the model year tags to your vehicle and run them on the car while keeping your actual Historical tags in the trunk. As you can imagine it causes confusion in the law enforcement community. I got asked by a local Policeman, while I was getting gas, where I got my plates. And who said I could put them on my car! I explained these rules to him, he ran my plate number and it came back no record! He then told me he had done the same thing the day before, to a different car, and got "no Record" then too! He said the other driver told him exactly what I had told him. He didn't go any further or ask to see my actual historical tag.

Kaber

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Good day.

 

I was gonna start a new thread, but found this one...

 

Recently I was doing some 'housekeeping' and came across a couple 'newsletters' that I created a number of years ago for an on-line model car discussion group on Yahoo groups (ModelCarsUnlimited MCU). My son got into building models, and of course, I (ahem) supported the hobby by also getting involved. Although I built a number of different models, since I owned a '64 1:1 scale model, I focused on the Riviera. The newsletter didn't last too long...

 

Anyway, for what it's worth, a couple BROoM Sweeps, and a couple 1:24 builds...

 

The blue model was handpainted sometime in/around 1984 when AMT re-released the '65. The other two built just past the turnoff the century hopefully speak for themselves...😊

 

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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Some of my dealer promotional models and a couple of kit built models. All purchased on Ebay.

 

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I recently purchased a "Jet Wheel" brand 1968 Riviera "Hot Wheels" size and type toy car. 

Apparently this company made this toy in 1968, along with several other models of popular "muscle cars" from that year. They are all painted in various metallic paint colors. I have seen several of these toy cars with clear plastic "garages" that must have been included with the cars. 

See information about these toy cars here: Jet Wheels information

 

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Funny this post came up. I used to build model cars, at one time I had 300+. I was thinking about picking up some 64 Riv models on ebay, to try out some ideas. I have the 65 around here somewhere. I also have the 1/18 diecast, I really like it. Great model.

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11 hours ago, jsgun said:

I was thinking about picking up some 64 Riv models on ebay, to try out some ideas.

Good day.

 

As noted in the boxart newsletter posted above, the '64 (and '63) 1:24 AMT plastic models were only issued as one-year annuals in 63 and 64, so if you do find them on eBay, they're rare and likely expensive if complete and still in the box. The '65 has been re-issued a number of times over the years so it's relatively easy to find. Your best bet on doing a stock/custom 63/64 might be to try to find one that's already been built, strip it down and and redo it to your liking.

 

For what it's worth, I agree that the 1:18 scale Highway 61 die cast '64s is very well done.

 

Good luck.

 

Later,

 

Mike Swick

Edmonton, AB

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I'm on the hunt for a better condition Jet Wheels Riviera. If anyone has one they want to sell, please let me know.

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