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I can finally reveal my 1969 Riviera I bought in late May. The car has been completely restored inside and out and all mechanical running gear including new springs, front and back. The car also had steel wheels and hubcaps.
What was immediately noticeable was the car was sitting too high, see the first photo shown below. It was 2.5 inches high in the front and 2.5 in the rear.
The end result to get the car back to original factory height was to remove the 2.5 inch spacers someone had put in the rear springs and order front springs that were 1.5 inches lower than stock springs. We installed a new set of stock front springs when we installed the rears but the car still sat 1.5 inches too high in the front. By installing the 1.5 inch below stock spring height in front today the car is now at factory level.
Also installed the four rallye wheels I bought and had re-chromed and powder coated. With new Firestone 78 R 15 whitewalls the car now looks original.
Looking forward to driving and showing the car.
 
Chuck

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Chuck,

 

Great looking '69!  Much improved stance and terrific rallyes. 

 

Please show us the installed full-length operating console when possible.

 

Jim Vesely

ROA # 7437

BCA # 39477

 

 

 

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Thanks again guys for the kind words, the full length console and console tilt wheel steering column parts are being collected and will probably be installed sometime between October and the end of the year AFTER IT COOLS DOWN. Set a record today in Dallas/Fort Worth of 106 degrees.

 

Chuck

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On 8/28/2020 at 9:46 AM, RivNut said:

Best blue color I've seen on this era car. Outstanding!

 From the photos it looks like the same color we had on our 1970 Catalina when I got my learner's permit.  Pontiac called it "Atoll Blue" and it is a really deep metallic blue and does look great!  ;)

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