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Old 03-01-2012, 04:38 PM
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I have my build thread started for my 66 t-bird and thought I would share my other ride with you. I know it's not a t-bird and it's not even a Ford but I like classic cars and not any one specific brand. I have had a GTO, Mustang, Chevy Truck and air-cooled VW'S as well. This is my 64 Buick Riviera that belonged to my dad before I was lucky enough to get it. I spent 3 years doing a full restoration on it in our garage. It is period correct from the tower hose clamps to cloth electrical tape to the correct month sticker on the rear plate. On to a couple of pics.
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Old 03-01-2012, 06:39 PM
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Holy smoke! I can only say CONGRATS! What a beutiful car!!! Love the engine compartment also.
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Old 03-01-2012, 09:37 PM
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Riv. Looks like you hit all the bases, and you have to love the Nailheads. Mike excuse the underline, not sure how to git rid of it.

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Old 03-01-2012, 10:23 PM
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Very Nice!
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Really nice. I always thought the Squarebirds should've had a floor shifter like that, but I guess that wasn't popular until early 60's.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:05 AM
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Really nice. I always thought the Squarebirds should've had a floor shifter like that, but I guess that wasn't popular until early 60's.
Hey Mike,
I like your thinking!
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Hey Mike,
I like your thinking!
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I think oppsite. I donīt understand why modern cars have the world biggest "thing" in the centre consol, taking up all that space, when they can have it elegant as in the T-bird...
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:22 PM
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Thanks guys. I get a little overboard at times on details but I think it pays off in the end. My wife says it's a sickness.

I prefer the bucket seat console look on most cars. A bench seat to me is just not as attractive. The consoles have to be slim and not so bulky but without one the wife can scoot over closer so I can cruise with my are around her.
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The consoles have to be slim and not so bulky but without one the wife can scoot over closer so I can cruise with my are around her.
Too true - when Mrs Scumdog and I are cruising in the F100 we get comments along the line of "Hey, how come there's no passenger seat in your truck" and "If you put bucket seats in a F100 you're meant to have them fitted one to each side - not one in the middle and one on the drivers side" etc!

Cos when we cruise she scoots over right beside me.


Oh, and nice Riv - almost bought one before I got the Thunderbird only they were too pricey. (Well the ones up to my standard were - and I ain't THAT picky!)
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Dan that is one beautiful Riv congrats as it has very distinct lines. What is the exterior colour name as I am not sure the pixs clearly show it?? Also the grill /chrome really pops off the front clip. Great job
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