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Needed: '65 Riv outer fenders - both sides

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Gentlemen,

 

I'm still in the market for outer fenders - both passenger and driver side - for my '65 Riv base model. Rust free and straight. Shipping costs are a back breaker given the size so West Coast is preferred as I am in Seattle.

 

I appreciate any and all leads.

 

Yes, I've tried Larry Daisy and he's all out. 

 

Thank You!

David

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If you don't find any on the West Coast, contact David Jackson in Detroit. He normally has a good inventory of body parts. He should be on the ROA membership roster on the ROA site.

 

He also haunts most of the Buick parts groups on Facebook.

 

Good luck!

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4 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

If you don't find any on the West Coast, contact David Jackson in Detroit. He normally has a good inventory of body parts. He should be on the ROA membership roster on the ROA site.

 

He also haunts most of the Buick parts groups on Facebook.

 

Good luck!

Thanks NC. I will definitely keep David in

mind.

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4 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

If you don't find any on the West Coast, contact David Jackson in Detroit. He normally has a good inventory of body parts. He should be on the ROA membership roster on the ROA site.

 

He also haunts most of the Buick parts groups on Facebook.

 

Good luck!

 

Just an FYI ...

 

I checked with David a while back, he did say he had some good fenders but he didn't really want to, or trust, shipping them. So, for me being in NC picking them up would be a pretty long trip, and for you, being in Seattle, it would be HUGE.

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Get in contact with Tim Sweeley at www.rivicentral.com

 

Tim is located in Sacramento, CA and typically has what folks are looking for.

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1 hour ago, Crazy4cruz said:

Get in contact with Tim Sweeley at www.rivicentral.com

 

Tim is located in Sacramento, CA and typically has what folks are looking for.

Thanks Richard. I tried Tim previously and he was....interesting...to deal with. Didn't seem particularly interested in gaining customers.

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1 hour ago, DShoes said:

I tried Tim previously and he was....interesting...to deal with. Didn't seem particularly interested in gaining customers.


I’ve heard the same thing many times

 

call this guy, Mario (909) 786-5323. He’s in SoCal. Not as close to u as Sacramento but closer than Detroit haha

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6 minutes ago, RockinRiviDad said:


I’ve heard the same thing many times

 

call this guy, Mario (909) 786-5323. He’s in SoCal. Not as close to u as Sacramento but closer than Detroit haha

Thanks David. I'll give Mario a call. Have you worked with him in the past? What's your connection to him?

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I got a '64 fender shipped by Greyhound terminal to terminal from Virginia to western New York for $115. A '53 Jaguar large sedan came from Minnesota for a little less. So don't limit your search until you know for sure.

Some body parts from the east are not as "cooked" as the southern California stuff.

Bernie

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11 minutes ago, 60FlatTop said:

I got a '64 fender shipped by Greyhound terminal to terminal from Virginia to western New York for $115. A '53 Jaguar large sedan came from Minnesota for a little less. So don't limit your search until you know for sure.

Some body parts from the east are not as "cooked" as the southern California stuff.

Bernie

Just curious Bernie, how long ago was that? Recently?

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Curious Bernie how they fit a large Jaguar sedan in the cargo hold on a Grey Hound bus???

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7 hours ago, DShoes said:

Have you worked with him in the past? What's your connection to him?


Friends & I have purchased parts from Mario in the past. Good guy. A couple years ago I saw he had a stack of fenders 

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2 hours ago, RockinRiviDad said:


Friends & I have purchased parts from Mario in the past. Good guy. A couple years ago I saw he had a stack of fenders 

That’s great to hear. Thanks. I gave him a call today and he said he’d send some photos of what he had tomorrow. Fingers crossed....

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14 hours ago, DShoes said:

Just curious Bernie, how long ago was that? Recently?

 

The '64 Riviera fender was shipped about a year and a half ago. The Jaguar right front would have been in '14.

 

It is important to think about those southwestern parts that have been exposed to the sun. I have seen some deep surface pitting that even showed through fresh paint jobs. I am sure the painter thought it was properly prepared. Maybe the newer surfacers will work better, but finding one from a milder, salt free climate would be my preference.

 

I have seen shapes similar to the big Jaguar sedans get on a Greyhound.

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But they were softer and easy to squeeze in. I only got the fender.

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On 10/16/2019 at 1:37 PM, DShoes said:

Gentlemen,

 

I'm still in the market for outer fenders - both passenger and driver side - for my '65 Riv base model. Rust free and straight. Shipping costs are a back breaker given the size so West Coast is preferred as I am in Seattle.

 

I appreciate any and all leads.

 

Yes, I've tried Larry Daisy and he's all out. 

 

Thank You!

David

There is a decent looking pair of 65 front fenders for sale on Facebook Marketplace in Springfield, IL. $350 for the set.

Ed

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Thanks Ed. I’ll check it out first thing in the morning. These fenders have been TOUGH to find. 

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David, I do have fenders but shipping across the country could be a pain. If you set up a shipper I can dig out 2 65 fenders. I have about 25 fenders and my wife will probably scrap them when I'm gone. Gene 610-359-8901

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15 hours ago, RivNut said:

There is a decent looking pair of 65 front fenders for sale on Facebook Marketplace in Springfield, IL. $350 for the set.

Ed

Quite a bit of patchwork needed for these. More than I'm willing to take on. Thank you for keeping an eye out, Ed!

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7 hours ago, abandg said:

David, I do have fenders but shipping across the country could be a pain. If you set up a shipper I can dig out 2 65 fenders. I have about 25 fenders and my wife will probably scrap them when I'm gone. Gene 610-359-8901

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Gene, wow! That's quite an impressive collection you've got there. Maybe we can talk about an upper front bumper as well?  I'll do some research on the shipping. I know they will want dimensions. From your experience, how big is a pair of fenders boxed up? 

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On 10/17/2019 at 10:10 PM, RockinRiviDad said:


Friends & I have purchased parts from Mario in the past. Good guy. A couple years ago I saw he had a stack of fenders 

 

I was making progress with Mario on the right passenger fender but he went dark on me and is no longer responding. Disappointing.

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11 minutes ago, DShoes said:

 

 

I was making progress with Mario on the right passenger fender but he went dark on me and is no longer responding. Disappointing.

I have dealt with him a few times also,always great to work with as david said a good guy.  He is a very busy man, all the times i have been there he has multiple cars he is dismantleing. Keep trying 

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Look into palletizing or boxing the fenders and shipping them via Fastenal.  

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David, I have about 70  63 to 65 bumpers. More items to scrap when I'm gone. Gene.

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Hey Gene,

 

Has my wife been talking to your wife about what's to be done with the 'crap' that we leave behind.  Their stories sound quite the same.  🤔

 

Ed

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On 11/1/2019 at 3:24 PM, DShoes said:

Gene, wow! That's quite an impressive collection you've got there. Maybe we can talk about an upper front bumper as well?  I'll do some research on the shipping. I know they will want dimensions. From your experience, how big is a pair of fenders boxed up? 

 

I shipped a fender for a '72 Riv a couple of years ago by Greyhound, terminal to terminal. I wrapped it in shrink wrap a couple times, then wrapped that with a couple layers of cardboard. It was the size of the fender, plus a few inches, and weighed 37 pounds. That cost a little over $100 from NC to PA.

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