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Perhaps we should just be happy we've all found one that can be enjoyed, no matter what the ride height.  

 

Here's a factory sales photo.

1964 Buick Riviera ORIGINAL Factory Photo

This one I've already posted

 

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Here's one from the design studio that shows what the designers thought it should look like

 

1963 Buick Riviera Factory Photo

 

Hard to tell at this angle but I'm looking at the wheel arches in relationship to the rim of the wheel.

 

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Here's one coming off the assembly line.  Probably the best picture of all to see the real stance as it was built

 

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3 hours ago, RivNut said:

Make sure that when you repaint, you use acrylic lacquer,

 

Eight coats applied in 1980. We did it in the winter and made a furnace out of a 250 gallon steel tank. It had a grate you could put an assembled wheel and tire on. That rubber burns really hot. We put the panel to be painted next to the furnace. When we were done the rim and tire bead went in with the short steel, takes about 8 tires to paint a car that way. Not bad when the price of scrap is up. (This is experience. People don't just make this stuff up.)

 

My goal is a car eligible to take 4th place. They don't give out trophies for that. I took my '60 Electra to a show and was notified I took 3rd place. The letter told me to send $35 and they'd send the trophy. So I have one trophy on my dresser. After that I figured 4th was fine.

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2 hours ago, RivNut said:

Here's one coming off the assembly line.  Probably the best picture of all to see the real stance as it was built

 

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It is awfully hard not to make an inappropriate comment about ride height and this picture. "Restraint is my least recognized attribute."

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On 11/14/2018 at 10:45 AM, Seafoam65 said:

Ed, that is not a real commercial, nor is it even a real car! Somebody made that commercial in his living room

using the soundtrack from an actual commercial. The car in the video appears to be a plastic model of a Riviera, so I don't

think you can go by it for proper stance!

FWIW, it's a 3d model, and the scene is rendered on computer. It's a nice model, not 100% correct but looks pro made. Probably created by a 3d model asset company. It's "curbside", no underside details.

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Check out this Riviera. Let the screaming begin!

From the owner: I have a 1965 Rivi that I have owned since 1996 that has been a sideline project for way too long. Getting back after it very soon and looking forward to sharing and receiving knowledge from this fine group. My car is a full kustom with 2-1/2” chopped top and several modifications already done, I hope to achieve a very difficult but possible dream of improving upon the beautiful design that came from the Bill Mitchell era of genius at GM. The ideas floating around in my head have never been done and will emulate a factory concept car. The design is an evolving process so I will share some pictures from the early 2000’s as a teaser. I felt the 92 Caddy tail lights dated it terribly so they got completely removed and a new design is coming together. Thanks again and I appreciate all feedback positive and negative

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I really like the t-bird interior. One of my fantasies is using 4 front t-bird buckets, to have a 60's style custom interior with "floating" seats. I've checked out his facebook, he's moved to late 60's Eldo tail lights, and they look great. A two inch chop is about the most I like. Anything more, and they look distorted and cartoonish. The Riv is one of those cars that few changes are improvements, but I like the direction he's taking it.

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