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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 31, 2012.

  1. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

  2. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,945

    from shelton ct

    well ya knew that it was only a matter of time, besides, rehab is for quiters.
  3. Doctor Detroit
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
    Posts: 990

    Doctor Detroit

    Awesome.. congratulations on your Riviera. I, too, know that feeling. I'm not even ready for another project, and yet I find myself looking to see what nice '63-'65 Rivieras are available. I've always liked them, but ever since an Uncle of mine told me the story of when we bought one brand new at the age of about 20 years old off the showroom floor, I've really been jonesing for one.
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2012
  4. porknbeaner
    Joined: Sep 12, 2003
    Posts: 38,757


    Well if all else fails I am up for a road trip and a buss ticket will suffice. :D

    Good for you, the Riviera is one of the most beautiful cars GM ever produced.
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  5. Resistance was futile!
    Can't wait to see "the one"
  6. ya don't need to do a whole lot to those rivs to make a real nice mild custom. one of my top 5 favorite cars. a bloke i work with keeps telling me about his mate that has a shed full of em and all sorts of other cool bits and pieces, i keep naggin him to take me out for a look but he wont. i'd call him a liar but every now and then he'll bring in something really cool to show me (just to annoy me i bet)

    anyway congrats on the new wheels. oh and you know we need pics as soon as possible right?;)
  7. Gremlinguy
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 470


    Congrats Ryan! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Someday I will have a Riv.
    And yes projects ARE like crack. I am selling some o/t projects to fund insulating my garage and focus on 1 o/t project and the Nash... And here I am emailing people about projects they have for sale.....
  8. I love Rivieras. Years ago, I went looking for a 63-65, and wound up with an amazing one-owner '67. Possibly the nicest, most original, unmolested car I have ever owned. In a moment of weakness, I sold the car to a guy who had been hounding me for years to buy it. I miss that car dearly.

    Congrats on your new Rivi, Ryan. GM knocked it out of the park when they designed those cars. Incredible Bill Mitchell-designed styling, a great engine, and a superb road car.
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 21,470


    Conga Rats on the find, the coupe can handle not having shiny paint for another year if it gets a nifty garage companion this year.

    I've had a want for one of those Rivs since they were new and I was a sophomore in high school.
  10. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 7,004

    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    I want one bad.
  11. Bugsy
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 1,268

    from Kansas

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!'re a junkie, just like the rest of us!! It's theraputic to confess it to other as well. You're going to have fun with it and congrats!! I sure miss my '65. MAy have to start looking for another one now!!!
  12. Doc.
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 3,399


    Too cool. I knew you would find one. I can't wait to see it.
  13. Where are the photos? HRP
  14. Ryan
    Joined: Jan 2, 1995
    Posts: 17,712

    from Austin, TX
    Staff Member

    I'm not trying to be a tease here - honest I'm not. I just don't want to post any glamor shots until I can take them myself... and when I do that, I want to kind of formally thank all of the people that have helped me by going to look at cars for me, transportation, storage, etc...

    In fact, I probably shouldn't have posted this today... It's just that I'm so damned excited.

    Anyway, plans... It's literally stone stock at the moment. I'm going to give it a pretty liberal and static drop, wheel and tire it, and then maybe do a little bit of emblem shaving when I get around to it. Mostly, I'm just gonna drive the hell out of it.
  15. Curt Six
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 800

    Curt Six

    It seems like Riviera fever has been going around lately. For what it's worth, we've got a number of well-equipped hot rodders' shops within a stone's throw of the Revival to tighten up any shimmies you discover on the trip down. Congratulations on the new ride.
  16. PackardWood
    Joined: Aug 13, 2012
    Posts: 485

    from JoCo, NC

  17. Congrats, I will be sure to look for it in Baltimore...
  18. Hope all goes well with the acquisition. Look forward to seeing you and the Riv' cruising the grounds of Pimlico Race Course.
  19. Good on ya, boss. They look so good right out of the gate , you'd have to be an idiot to screw 1 up. I think we all know here it will be in capable hands soon. If you need help, this family of car junkies will always step up and do it right.
  20. seatex
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 2,650


    you're sick. it's simple as that. Glad you've found a (temporary) cure, you whoremonger!
    It'll all be fine untill some other babe drives by and your daydream of fishnets and airbags start all over again....................
  21. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 12,437

    Jeff Norwell
    Staff Member

    Congrats Huggy Bear!
  22. TheFrenZ
    Joined: Dec 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,899

    from Germania


    Sleep well junkie.
  23. Glad you got another Riv.

    So is '65 officially the official cutoff for all things officially HAMB? :)
  24. klazurfer
    Joined: Nov 21, 2001
    Posts: 1,596


    Waay Cool Ryan ! I sure miss my old 63 Riv :eek: Excellent cars :)
  25. D-Day
    Joined: Jun 8, 2011
    Posts: 102

    from NW Ohio

    May I ask where you found it and how? I just like the foreplay stories leading up to the actual purchase.
  26. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,086

    from Texas

    I did a little research for you Ryan, and here is what I found:

    The ad and then the actual car.

    looks like fun

    Attached Files:

  27. Pics damn it... we want pics.

  28. pumpman
    Joined: Dec 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,210


    This place is dangerous, like a junkie asking another junkie, "hey man, you ever try this'?
    Then bam, you're hooked. Pics please.
  29. Jeem
    Joined: Sep 12, 2002
    Posts: 5,886

    Alliance Vendor

    Deep and deeper offset, 16x8 and 16x10 Chromed Daytons, sticky rubber, 50 series blackwall Pirellis (maybe 26" dia.?), seriously reworked and narrowed suspension front and rear on coilovers. Factory interior and drivetrain. Really conservative body work and sophisticated, understated paint.
  30. BLAKE
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 2,688


    "A Pimp Is Back On His Game"

    ... seriously? :D

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