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Needed: '65 Riv outer fenders - both sides

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On 11/1/2019 at 5:41 PM, abandg said:

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

Gene, I am looking for a driver quality front upper for a 65. Do you have? I am in Staten Island, NY, probably driving distance to you for pick-up. Thanks.

Nick 

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Nick, I have about 10 or more 65 upper front bumpers. If interested you can call me. Thanks Gene.

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Hey Gene & Ed!  If you will send me your wive's contact info I will make sure they are well cared for after you're gone. Let them know I'm financially secure, relatively good-looking (at least compared to you two), live in sunny Fla.(which is where they're heading anyway), & still have a few good yrs ahead of me. I hope this will bring you both peace of mind about their future. Of course they will have to help figure out what to do about my wife. She's a good one but not a great source for Riv parts. One must have priorities, you know.   I anxiously await your response,    Drew

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I hope that your  wife doesn't read the forum,  otherwise it may be your parts that are available.  Just kidding. 

 

Kevin

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3 hours ago, RIVNIK said:

Hey Gene & Ed!  If you will send me your wive's contact info I will make sure they are well cared for after you're gone. Let them know I'm financially secure, relatively good-looking (at least compared to you two), live in sunny Fla.(which is where they're heading anyway), & still have a few good yrs ahead of me. I hope this will bring you both peace of mind about their future. Of course they will have to help figure out what to do about my wife. She's a good one but not a great source for Riv parts. One must have priorities, you know.   I anxiously await your response,    Drew

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Morning Gentlemen,

 

I'm still in the market for outer fenders - both passenger and driver side - for my '65 Riv base model. Straight with as little rust possible, ideally. Prefer West Coast as I am in Seattle and shipping costs can be a back breaker.

 

I appreciate any and all leads.

 

I've tried Larry Daisy and he's all out. Tried Mario in SoCal and he's either out or does not respond. All American Classics in Vancouver, WA is checking. Tried Tim in California and he seemed...irritated...that I would ask. So the search continues.

 

Thank You!

David

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i have a complete 65 front clip I would sell. May separate out the fenders, but I prefer to sell all together. DM me and we'll talk

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Refreshing this. Hoping one option comes through in CA but won't know for a week as his uncle may buy the lot. Hard to beat out family.

 

Apparently Larry Daisy has some now but they are twice the cost of everything else I've seen, so reserving that for last option.

 

So...still looking for straight '65 fenders on the West Coast with no bondo. Thanks all.

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14 minutes ago, DShoes said:

Refreshing this. Hoping one option comes through in CA but won't know for a week as his uncle may buy the lot. Hard to beat out family.

 

Apparently Larry Daisy has some now but they are twice the cost of everything else I've seen, so reserving that for last option.

 

So...still looking for straight '65 fenders on the West Coast with no bondo. Thanks all.

Just curious, what sort of pricing are you seeing?

Tom

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$200-$300 depending on condition seems to be the going rate plus shipping. 

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I’m new to the Facebook thing. There are tons of guys there selling parts like there’s no tomorrow. You started this thread in October ‘19 & are still coming up short.
 

It wouldn’t hurt to go to FB & try looking there if u haven’t already. Good luck

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On 2/10/2020 at 9:41 AM, DShoes said:

Morning Gentlemen,

 

I'm still in the market for outer fenders - both passenger and driver side - for my '65 Riv base model. Straight with as little rust possible, ideally. Prefer West Coast as I am in Seattle and shipping costs can be a back breaker.

 

I appreciate any and all leads.

 

I've tried Larry Daisy and he's all out. Tried Mario in SoCal and he's either out or does not respond. All American Classics in Vancouver, WA is checking. Tried Tim in California and he seemed...irritated...that I would ask. So the search continues.

 

Thank You!

David

Hi David,

 

Sorry to say, I don't think All American Classics will have any fenders for you.

 

I was in Portland over the Valentine's day weekend and went to All American to scout their yard for Rivi parts.  I spent quite a while walking around and was disappointed to see not a single first-Gen Riv in the lot.  In years past I did see up to 5-6 early Rivs in their yard, but not this time. I may have missed one hiding somewhere, but doubt it as I spent quite a while there and asked at the front counter and the grumpy guy extracting parts in the yard. They have two junk yards - a main large one and a smaller fenced-in compound behind the front office.  Here's where they keep the Corvette hulks and other presumed higher valued wrecks.  You have to ask permission to go into the inner compound, which I did.  No Rivs to be seen there either.  I did however take this pic of a fairly complete '66 Toro that was there:

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If you're lucky they may have gotten in a '65 Riv since I was there, so do follow up with them.

 

I think the '65 front fenders are different from the '63-64.  Did you know that?  I'd hate for you to buy the wrong fenders thinking they will fit your car!

 

Good luck with your search.

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3 hours ago, RockinRiviDad said:

I’m new to the Facebook thing. There are tons of guys there selling parts like there’s no tomorrow. You started this thread in October ‘19 & are still coming up short.
 

It wouldn’t hurt to go to FB & try looking there if u haven’t already. Good luck


Thanks RRD. I’m just recently part of a couple Riviera groups on FaceBook. You’re right on the parts. I did find a couple leads there pretty quick. One didn’t pan out and the other is TBD in a week. Fingers crossed. 

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2 hours ago, 65VerdeGS said:

Hi David,

 

Sorry to say, I don't think All American Classics will have any fenders for you.

 

I was in Portland over the Valentine's day weekend and went to All American to scout their yard for Rivi parts.  I spent quite a while walking around and was disappointed to see not a single first-Gen Riv in the lot.  In years past I did see up to 5-6 early Rivs in their yard, but not this time. I may have missed one hiding somewhere, but doubt it as I spent quite a while there and asked at the front counter and the grumpy guy extracting parts in the yard. They have two junk yards - a main large one and a smaller fenced-in compound behind the front office.  Here's where they keep the Corvette hulks and other presumed higher valued wrecks.  You have to ask permission to go into the inner compound, which I did.  No Rivs to be seen there either.  I did however take this pic of a fairly complete '66 Toro that was there:

1168020061_ToroatAllAmerican.thumb.jpg.d5e8256f0b3b6148e3172a627474f624.jpg

 

If you're lucky they may have gotten in a '65 Riv since I was there, so do follow up with them.

 

I think the '65 front fenders are different from the '63-64.  Did you know that?  I'd hate for you to buy the wrong fenders thinking they will fit your car!

 

Good luck with your search.


Thanks Verde. Surprised not one 1st Gen Rivi was there. I will keep trying then. I was of the impression that the ‘65 fenders were unique to the year but maybe I’m wrong? 

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23 minutes ago, DShoes said:


Thanks Verde. Surprised not one 1st Gen Rivi was there. I will keep trying then. I was of the impression that the ‘65 fenders were unique to the year but maybe I’m wrong? 

You are not wrong. 65 Riviera fenders are unique to that year.  63/64 fenders will not accommodate the clamshell headlights.  

 

Have you looked at the parts cars on the CTC Auto Ranch website?

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2 minutes ago, RivNut said:

Have you looked at the parts cars on the CTC Auto Ranch website?


he’s trying to stay with west coast parts to keep shipping costs down

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I understand that, but it looks like he has a choice to make.  Save shipping costs and live with what he can (can't) find on the West coast or dig deep and come up with the money to buy some good ones and pay the freight. ????

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There's always Fastenal or Grey Hound for shipping options as well.

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Here's an option - ad still up on 29FEB20

 

https://denver.craigslist.org/pts/d/1965-buick-riviera-passenger-fender/7072365924.html

 

65 Riviera right fender. Minor dings and dents, overall very straight and an easy fixer. Minor rust beginning to appear at front lower at headlight brace and in battery box area of inner wheel house. Otherwise dry! A very nice, one year only fender. $225.00
65 Riviera front bumper, likely 63-64 as well, straight and dry. $75.00

 

For those looking for elusive parts, try https://www.searchtempest.com/

This allows you to enter the item you are seeking and then searches ALL Craig's List postings. Also searches eBay with a cleaner search algorithm thus eliminating the duplicate postings.

 

You don't mention it, but https://wausau.craigslist.org/pts/d/stevens-point-buick-riviera-passenger/7062320676.html lists a BUICK RIVIERA PASSENGER SIDE FRONT WHEEL OPENING MOLDING

 

And a 65 body (no engine / no tranny): https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/pts/d/wichita-falls-1965-buick-riviera-body/7076719429.html

 

Found these in less than 5 minutes using Search Tempest . . . 

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65 front bumpers are different than 63/64 front bumpers.  65s have a slight depression in them to allow the clamshells to open and close.

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On ‎2‎/‎29‎/‎2020 at 12:05 PM, Craig Balzer said:

 

Found these in less than 5 minutes using Search Tempest

Searchtempest.com is awesome for searching all of Craigslist at once!

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