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Post  DrCox on Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:01 pm

Here's one that is available on the auction site. Sure was enticing until the following:

All Original. Vintage Cox Thimble Drome Buick Riviera Gas Engine Powered Toy Car Never Run!!! No Broken or cracked areas. The engine looks to have never been run.

My concern is "All Original."

Did the Buick Riviera come molded in blue. I'm thinking yes. What is for sale isn't original but sprayed ivory cream or what ever?

What is the opinion here? Another Buyer Beware auction. Darn.

Thanks in advance.



Check near the wheel wells:





Weren't originally the wheel spacers molded in the body color?



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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Dec 16, 2018 4:22 pm

I agree. Originally altered. Smile
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Post  Ken Cook on Sun Dec 16, 2018 5:29 pm

I think it looks great. What a beautiful car.
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Post  Marleysky on Mon Dec 17, 2018 10:04 am

rsv1cox wrote:I agree.  Originally altered. Smile

Hey Bob! I found the front end of your old original Riveria. It has been painted,   by Cheech & Chong:



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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Dec 17, 2018 4:54 pm

Marleysky wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:I agree.  Originally altered. Smile

Hey Bob! I found the front end of your old original Riveria. It  has been painted,   by Cheech & Chong:

Smile

Could be Rene,

I loved that car, pampered it for years then sold it to a Navy buddy of mine. Down hill from there, he (they) treated it like a ....car. Sad

Five dirty kids crammed into the back seat on that beautiful blue and creme leather upholstery and a wife, cigarette dangling out out her mouth driving to the mall. Cringe. Ah, it's their car now. Wish I had the space to just store it away. That was years ago, probably gracing some junk yard now bringing some class to an otherwise group of also rans.

This is the real deal:







Wish the first picture was better, doesn't do it justice. I do like the owners white walls.

Bob
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Post  DrCox on Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:19 pm

Nice. Very Nice!
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Post  getback on Wed Dec 19, 2018 7:39 am

That is Nice Bob and would look better with those wide white walls Rudolph
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Post  Marleysky on Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:00 am

rsv1cox wrote:
Marleysky wrote:
rsv1cox wrote:I agree.  Originally altered. Smile

Hey Bob! I found the front end of your old original Riveria. It  has been painted,   by Cheech & Chong:

Smile

Could be Rene,

I loved that car, pampered it for years then sold it to a Navy buddy of mine.  Down hill from there, he (they) treated it like a ....car. Sad

Five dirty kids crammed into the back seat on that beautiful blue and creme leather upholstery and a wife, cigarette dangling out out her mouth driving to the mall.  Cringe.  Ah, it's their car now.  Wish I had the space to just store it away. That was years ago, probably gracing some junk yard now bringing some class to an otherwise group of also rans.  

Wish the first picture was better, doesn't do it justice.  I do like the owners white walls.

Bob

Uh Oh, looky what I found. Its only. 1/3rd the price of a (cheap) new SUV :

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Re: Buick Riviera

Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:38 am

Sold Smile
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Post  Marleysky on Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:12 am

rsv1cox wrote:Sold  Smile

You having it delivered?? Lighting The Tree
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Post  OVERLORD on Mon Dec 24, 2018 11:07 am

rsv1cox wrote:I agree.  Originally altered. Smile

The period advert "cream or maroon"

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Re: Buick Riviera

Post  rsv1cox on Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:09 pm

Blue must have come in later. They sure made a lot of them.

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Post  DrCox on Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:33 pm

So Cox made the 1964 and 1965 Buick Riviera? Must have been costly with production models of the Buick a year later.



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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:41 pm

Yes.




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Post  DrCox on Mon Dec 24, 2018 2:51 pm

Now that was a sharp designed front end!


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Post  rsv1cox on Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:34 pm

DrCox wrote:So Cox made the 1964 and 1965 Buick Riviera? Must have been costly with production models of the Buick a year later.


I wouldn't think so Doc.  Looks like they planned for it.  Move the headlights, re-route some wires and a new simple grill and your there.  Even simpler for Cox, cast a new grill and voila, a '65.  

Beautiful car when properly photographed.  Clam shell covers on the headlights split and rotated back into the fender








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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:47 pm

Hi Doc,

Starting to fix up that old rumpled 65 Riviera pictured above on left. Hope to make a good one out of the two and a runner from the left overs.





One frame is good, model with stripe the other, three of the four frame points are bad. Going to try to use your repair method to fix it. I used Simple Green to remove the "chrome" and paint from the front grill assembly from the bad one to use on the good one. I just masked it off and hit it again with Krylon aluminum. Still have to remove the tape.

Know where I can find a steering wheel? Found a dash in the "bad" one and the interior, but no steering wheel.





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Post  Jason_WI on Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:58 pm

Got a picture of a steering wheel and general dimensions?
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:26 pm

Jason_WI wrote:Got a picture of a steering wheel and general dimensions?

I know what your thinking Jason.  Smile

Looks to be about an inch and a quarter.  Pin end that goes into a hole in the dash.





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Post  Jason_WI on Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:40 pm

Here is what I have so far. I am assuming a 2mm offset to the base. Maybe its less. Not sure I can print the fine details on the arms. They would be pretty thin.




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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Jan 20, 2019 4:56 pm

Pretty neat Jason that you could come up with that from a picture.

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Post  Mark Diedrichs on Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:11 pm

Love to love you baby, Here's mine! Mark
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Post  Jason_WI on Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:12 pm

I printed 2. One right side up and the other upside down. Support material can be sometimes difficult to remove. The right side up one is better.

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Post  Jason_WI on Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:03 pm

I had the wrong diameter. These are 1 1/4” in diameter. I also thinned the wheel down and widened the center a bit.


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Post  NEW222 on Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:13 pm

I think someone is having too much fun..... And doing excellent work at the same time.
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