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Three ROA members who live in Melbourne Australia were each restoring their 1965 Rivs and found out that exact replacement rear bushings where not available. So after lots of time spent thinking of ways to rebuild bushings we bit the Bullitt and looked to get reproduction bushes manufactured to exact OEM specs.

Dave who is one of the 3 amigos has an engineering background and had worked in the auto component industry. After lots of investigation and research we drafted drawing/documentation. 

We then agreed to split the tooling and manufacturing costs 3 ways. 

Now we have to recover our costs and help other ROA members & enthusiasts with the correct part.

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Bushings are of high quality (you will not be disappointed) and our testing procedures (rotational, temperature, impacted & chemical) did not effect the bushings. 

We have keep 20 sets (6 per set) for our follow Australian Riviera Owners and the rest will be available in the USA Jan/Feb 2021  

 

If you wish to pre-order the USA Distributor is James Kehr of Best Offer Counts.

james@bestoffercounts.com

Phone: 215-767-0845

 

Tom Kunek ROA 3845

Dave Kidd ROA 13820

Bill McCausland ROA 15079

 

 

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did "not" effect the bushings. Added "not" (see edit history)
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John Forster sends me an e-copy of the Australian Riview and in the latest issue a set if six bushings was priced at $335AUS.  I have no idea how that converts to $US or how James will handle shipping.

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1 hour ago, RivNut said:

John Forster sends me an e-copy of the Australian Riview and in the latest issue a set if six bushings was priced at $335AUS.  I have no idea how that converts to $US or how James will handle shipping.

$ 335 AUS is $ 255 USD at the moment.

 

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We have made an agreement with James that he will take orders for the USA & Canada.

James is in a much better position to process orders within Nth America and this will also mean quicker and cheaper shipping costs.

So please contact James for pricing and details. James can also tell you the other Buick models that use the same bushings.

Best Offer Counts.

james@bestoffercounts.com

Phone: 215-767-0845

 

If you live in Australian or NZ contact Bill McCausland on rivierabushings@gmail.com

 

Cheers

Tom, Dave & Bill

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NOW IN STOCK!!!

63, 64, 65 Rivera Rear Control Arm Bushings

I am selling 2 different ways. A set of 6 control arm bushings and the 6 control arm bushing with the 2 track bar bushings

See the links below to my website for purchasing!

Complete Set:

https://bestoffercounts.com/product/1963-1964-1965-buick-riviera-rear-control-arm-bushings-track-bar-63-64-65-new/

Just the 6 control arm bushings:

https://bestoffercounts.com/product/1963-1964-1965-buick-riviera-rear-control-arm-bushings-6-rear-axle-63-64-65-new/

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Don't forget that after installing the new bushings that the suspension needs to be fully loaded (wheels on the ground)

and then torque up the fixing bolts. 

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On 1/7/2021 at 1:20 AM, Bestoffercounts said:

NOW IN STOCK!!!

 

63, 64, 65 Rivera Rear Control Arm Bushings

I just received my set today from James.

Anyone installed them yet?

Not looking for instructions. Just wondering if a straight-forward install.

I will do the panhard rod bushings 1st and leave the control arm bushings for next winter.

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If you have replaced the front lower control arm bushes than you can easy do the rear set too.

It's easy work if you have excess to a hydraulic press.

Tom K

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