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Customs Not This Sh*t Again...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. monkeyspunk79
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
    Posts: 553


    I've always been a fan of Buicks, but mostly the 1954 Skylark. Sooo much cooler than the '53.

  2. billysguitars
    Joined: Mar 3, 2010
    Posts: 14

    from east texas

    My buddy and I got arrested in Texarkana driving a buddy's 65 Riv back in 1970 cause it didn't have current TX plates. We had driven it all the way from New York City down to TX without the plates but as we crossed the state line, you guessed it....

    I remember how sweet the ride was that first 1000 miles or so.

    I've always wanted another 64 Vette fastback. Been about ten years since I had the recurring dream where I remember I had stored that sucker in a building and had just forgot about it for the last 43 years ! I keep trying to remember what I used to eat during that time so I could have the dream again <bg>

  3. slimpick
    Joined: Aug 4, 2008
    Posts: 97


    Rivullac is nice! What year is that based off of? 65? or 66?
  4. TexasDart
    Joined: Oct 11, 2007
    Posts: 853


    who has a Riveria and wants a mopar convertible...:)
  5. Racerex
    Joined: Jan 17, 2010
    Posts: 60


    I agree. They have more beautiful, art deco lines than any car ever built. Period. The Zephyr is definitely number one on my list of cars that I want.
  6. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

    1932 Ford Coupe .. 1961 Chevy .. 1953 Ford ( Got it:D )

  7. 41woodie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,054


    So many choices, J-2 Allard, '54 Hudson Hornet w/twin-H power, '53 Buick Skylark, '39 Ford standard coupe, 36 Ford 3/W, '41 Ford Woodie, whoops already have one of those, and the ultimate a '62 'Vette with both tops, 4-speed and stout 327.
    As long as we're just dreaming the list could go on for awhile.
  8. Engine-Ear
    Joined: Jun 12, 2008
    Posts: 706

    Alliance Vendor

    Gotta be a '62 Full Size Pontiac... Of the 25 I have owned since '89, I can say from experience that they are beautiful on both sides of the sheetmetal.

    Well-designed, well-built, durable (err, except for the Cat/GP 3-speed automatics, but that's what Fabcraft is for!), powerful, comfortable, and on and on. (My YF refers to the '62s as my mechanical mistresses.)

    Attached you'll see the cover of the owner's guide and an invitation postcard I put together for this year's POCI convention (in hopes to corral all the '62s in the club).

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  9. nailhead terry
    Joined: Mar 23, 2008
    Posts: 1,453

    nailhead terry

    mmm suckasses I love riviys 65 that is shit, they all look good might trade my hamb friendly 32 for one with cold ac !
  10. afaulk
    Joined: Jul 20, 2011
    Posts: 1,189


    61 Vette, 62 Catalina
  11. 1950 silver bullet
    Joined: May 11, 2011
    Posts: 175

    1950 silver bullet

    Ryan !!! you now have 4 points....enjoy !!!
  12. Speaking of Kustoms.

    The Barris Riviera.



  13. I too have become obsessed with 63-5 Rivs within the past year. I am actively searching for "the one"....
  14. moefuzz
    Joined: Jul 16, 2005
    Posts: 4,951


    65 Riv and 65 Cadillac.
    -For the most part, 64 was the last year for tailfins on a Cadillac
    so the Rivullac missed having fins by one model year.
  15. T McG
    Joined: Feb 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,255

    T McG
    from Phoenix

    I don't really think a true car guy can pick just one favorite. So if money was no object I would pick one from the 20s through the 70s.

    The 20s - It would have to be an L-29 Cord

    The 30s - The 20 grand Duesenburg

    The 40s - A black 40 Ford coupe

    The 50s - Without a doubt the Hollingsworth Nomad

    The 60s - I also love the Rivs, but I would rather have a 65 Dodge A990 factory super stock car. My 60s favorite used to be a 66 427 Cobra, but all the kit cars have taken away the excitement.

    The 70s - A GS 455 Buick
  16. Spooky
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 1,732


    Howzabout the '56 Mercury Phaeton?
    That for starters.
    Add to the collection the 1965 Ford Galaxie 500 XL 2-dr hardtop, a 1949 Mercury Coupe, a '39 Lincoln Zephyr 3-window coupe and top it off with a '34 Ford Roadster.
  17. What was that silly beach movie that car was in?
  18. Love the Rivi's, later Lincolns, but to me there are only three others that look as good from the rear as the front - '39/'40 Ford coupes, '57 Chevys, and finally my favorite, the '53 Stude - either hardtop or coupe. I'd settle for any of them!

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  19. 1964countrysedan
    Joined: Apr 14, 2011
    Posts: 1,131

    from Texas

  20. sololobo
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
    Posts: 8,034


    It is obvious that our faves are something we have owned or were close to a one time. I have had some dandys in my long affair with the automobiles and would like to have my 57 Nomad, traded a 60 Falcon four door painted with a roller for it. The Nomad was glorious with about every option available, p.s.,p.b., powerglide, powerpack, electric windows, seats, factory air, auto headlight dimmer, black and silver interior and black exterior with a white top, wonderbar radio, full hubcaps with factory tri bar spinners. Yep, a loota stuff, a big "D", and I ain't talkin Dallas tore it from my grips. But what the hell, just materilistic foo foo. Maybe I wouldn't have enjoyed the dozens of other rides I was fortunate to own. And the beat goes on. If you don't love them Riv's, something is real wrong! ~sololobo~
  21. bb1970
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 246


    Ryan, I'm diggin your new obsession with Rivs. One of my favorite cars as well. Here is a shot of mine.
  22. don daddyo
    Joined: Feb 20, 2011
    Posts: 223

    don daddyo

    I'm a crazy about everything that touch (HOTROD,KUSTOM,etc ,but the 63-64-65-RIVIERAS still are my favorite 60's cars...
  23. jazzfidelity
    Joined: Sep 19, 2011
    Posts: 371


    1960 Buick "pre-Riviera" Electra

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  24. 46stude
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,704


    '55 Chevy for me. And lucky enuff, I have one.

    When it comes to Rivi's, my all time fave is the '71 boat tail. I miss this car.... but I do still have its 455.

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  25. rustednutz
    Joined: Nov 20, 2010
    Posts: 1,574

    from tulsa, ok

    It never ceases to amaze me the number of different "perfect" cars that people name. That is one of the things that make this hobby(obsession) of ours so great. Wouldn't it be dull if we all chose the same vehicle. Love the Rivs(GM's factory custom) but also love my 31 Model A coupe, my 39 Olds coupe, my 65 Corvette convertible, my 68 Camaro and truly miss high school steel 41 Willys coupe. The 41 Willys are "my" favorite, perfect vehicle.
    Oh, wisenheimer, if your sick of this thread, why do you keep posting on it?
  26. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
    Posts: 6,008


    I have lusted after one of these for a long time now!
  27. Nads
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 11,594

    from Hypocrisy

    Villa Riviera is kind of an abomination, not a stellar custom in my opinion.
  28. gsnort
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 197


    1957 GMC 100 pickup truck is my pick.
  29. jchav62
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 1,924


    My first car was supposed to be a '55 Chevy 2d HT. Some things changed and we ended up going another route... I got a little 4x4 that I did have a blast in. Anyhow, as I got older I really regret letting the '55 go. One day I'll get another one. Here's a pic with me and my Dad... early 1980's...

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  30. barryvanhook
    Joined: Jun 17, 2011
    Posts: 619

    from Mesa, AZ

    I'm thinking a 40 or 41 Hollywood by Graham w/modern mechanicals ... or the Hupp Skylark equivalent.

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