Sign in to follow this  
TheOldMan

'63 BUICK letters on deck lid

Recommended Posts

I am starting to gather parts for my '63 Riv so it can be put together after paint.

I just took the "BUICK" letters off the deck lid and see that they were held in with some kind of

fasteners. Can anyone tell me where these can be found to purchase?

 

Are the letters on a '64 the same? Mine are in good shape just want to know for later.

Thanks in advance.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The BUICK letters on the deck lid are a 63 only item. 64 had a Riviera script in the right hand corner.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Mike, the letters are not held on by nuts from the back side. These are push pins similar the side horseshoe trim pieces.

Edited by steelman (see edit history)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, steelman said:

Mike, the letters are not held on by nuts from the back side. These are push pins similar the side horseshoe trim pieces.

My lack of familiarity was evident earlier! Post removed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Try "Restoration Specialties".

 

Tom T.

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They look something like this.  I don't know what size you need but I found these on the "Caddy Daddy" website.

 

5195.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, RivNut said:

They look something like this.  I don't know what size you need but I found these on the "Caddy Daddy" website.

 

5195.jpg

Am I right in assuming that you push these keepers onto the letter post then push the keeper & post through the hole in the hood? These keepers must be tiny!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, they are quite small.  The barrel clips are installed into the deck lid then you push the letters in.

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a messed up set of 63 trunk letters (some pitting and a couple of broken studs) on reserve so I measured the studs for reference.  Using a drill bit guide, the studs measure 1/8".  But, the in BUICK is a tab that fits into a slot, not a stud for a hole.  I had no way of measuring the diameter of the hole in the trunk lid.

Caddy Daddy has a number of these barrel clips for 1/8" inch studs and different diameter holes.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Sorry, you are correct. The '64s are scripted on the right side....my BAD.

Also I found them on rebay from bestoffercounts. they are rectangle in shape measuring 7/32" by 3/16".

 

Thanks for all who answered....that helped me figure out what they were.

 

image.png.4f1f6a28d24669d99b11994d9513359d.png

Edited by TheOldMan (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I remember correctly those barrel clips are round. Are the pins on the back of your letters round or kinda squared off???  I am almost sure that on the insignia on the deck-lid for '64 & '65 they are round.. BUT IF James says the ones you pictured are correct get those. Although I don't think they are.

Just my thoughts.

 

Tom T.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They are round. If needed, I'll post pictures of the emblems themselves.  I posted the diameter of the post earlier.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well that answers that question by two who actually own '63's.

 

Tom T.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

  I have been following this thread because I have some "BUICK" letters that I obtained with a pile of first gen parts that I suspect are for the `63 Riv trunk lid. I`m confused as to whether the Riv letters had round pegs or square? I think Ed is correct regarding the letter "I" as I have one of those in the bunch and the square stud is broken off. It also makes sense they would use a square stud to keep the letter from rotating.

  This is the auction in which James is selling the square clips:

eBay item number:
232438558075
 James mentions needing 8 clips for the Riviera because the letter "I" uses a different clip?  Maybe Buick had 2 versions of the letters?
  Btw..in `65 Buick made 2 versions of the `65 rear panel "Riviera" script...one had round pegs and the other had square pegs! I sense a pattern here....
Tom Mooney
Edited by 1965rivgs (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
39 minutes ago, 1965rivgs said:

  I have been following this thread because I have some "BUICK" letters that I obtained with a pile of first gen parts that I suspect are for the `63 Riv trunk lid. I`m confused as to whether the Riv letters had round pegs or square? I think Ed is correct regarding the letter "I" as I have one of those in the bunch and the square stud is broken off. It also makes sense they would use a square stud to keep the letter from rotating.

  This is the auction in which James is selling the square clips:

eBay item number:
232438558075
 James mentions needing 8 clips for the Riviera because the letter "I" uses a different clip?  Maybe Buick had 2 versions of the letters?
  Btw..in `65 Buick made 2 versions of the `65 rear panel "Riviera" script...one had round pegs and the other had square pegs! I sense a pattern here....
Tom Mooney

And the two 64's that I have owned had square pegs for the Riviera trunk script.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
31 minutes ago, Pat Curran said:

And the two 64's that I have owned had square pegs for the Riviera trunk script.

I've got a couple of '64 trunk scripts and they're both fitted with rectangular tabs.  I'm looking for one that is in really good shape.  No pitting and shiny chrome.  Some vendors claim to have repos but they're trying to sell '65 emblems as 64s.  BUT they're different.  The 64 sets close to the top and has a slight curve on the top or the R in Riviera.  So, if anyone knows where I might find one, please let me know.

 

 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

FWIIW, I used a white construction/adhesive/sealer and glued mine in. Mine had clips but were loose and was worried they could go walkabout somewhere on the road. Being a white ‘63, none of the glue showed and it did a great job of sealing all the holes.

just my two bobs worth

Rodney 😀😀😀😀😀🤔

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, rodneybeauchamp said:

was worried they could go walkabout somewhere on the road

Great saying! It conjures up all sorts of different visions!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/10/2019 at 10:30 AM, TheOldMan said:

I am starting to gather parts for my '63 Riv so it can be put together after paint.

I just took the "BUICK" letters off the deck lid and see that they were held in with some kind of

fasteners. Can anyone tell me where these can be found to purchase?

 

Are the letters on a '64 the same? Mine are in good shape just want to know for later.

Thanks in advance.

Old Man , don’t forget the tail light rubber mounts. You have the rubber mount for the entire tail light assembly AND the tail light lens rubber gasket. Try to save them they can be pricey.

Turbinator

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I will "T". Thanks for the information. Need all I can get.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, TheOldMan said:

I will "T". Thanks for the information. Need all I can get.

 

 

1 hour ago, TheOldMan said:

I will "T". Thanks for the information. Need all I can get.

 

Old Man. Reason I know. First thing I saw when my car was purchased I had water in the trunk. Immediately, I installed a new Steele trunk gasket. Still leaked. A buddy of mine the size of jockey got in the trunk with a flash light. I closed the trunk and squirted the hose on the trunk. Leak was on the tail lights. I had to pay attention to the installation steps,with the gaskets and the clamps. DONT LOSE THE STUDS, they don’t make them any more. I ended up having to ground the metal 1157 bulb socket to to the car body so my tail lights would work right. If your lights are working good leave them alone.

Hope it helps

Turbinator

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this