My 1972 Buick Riviera

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by gnatsum, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much for your kind comments :)

    It is a bit strange to start with but you get used to it. It's just barriers and drive thru that's the problem but the bench seat helps!

    I will soon be starting a YouTube channel to document the progress, so I will post the link when it is live.
     
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  2. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    will look forward to the videos mate .
     
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  3. BennyK81

    BennyK81 Well-Known Member

    Yes...do videos. I probably know all classic buick related videos on youtube.

    When my car is driveable again I'm going to do onboard videos with a gopro (at least thats the plan
     
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  4. Goodpoint

    Goodpoint Active Member

    Love it. Wish I had the patience to give my Riv the spa treatment that yours gets!
     
  5. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Thanks guys, I have been recording some videos. Once I have had a chance to do some editing then I'll upload them and let you know.

    I was fitting some weather strip to the trunk today from Steele Rubber. I put it in following the instructions but the trunk would not close. I pulled it out and fitted it differently, which seemed to fit better (basically just rotated it around a bit more.) It also seemed to sit flatter. I have put it in without adhesive and the trunk did close but barely. It is clearly under strain. I am going to keep it shut for a day or so and see if it flattens the seal down.

    Reading this post it seems I am not alone:
    http://v8buick.com/index.php?threads/trunk-weatherstrip-problems.126079/#post-973355
     
  6. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    As Adam would say, "WOW"!

    Looks great, congrats!
     
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  7. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Hey everybody,
    I have great news - my first video is live! It is here if you want to check it out:


    The video follows my restoration of the air cleaner. Here is a photo of the before and after if you don't have time to watch the video.
     

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  8. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    Lookin' good, be careful tho, next your gonna wanna pull the engine, and detail the engine bay:eek::eek::D
     
  9. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    The urge is almost overwhelming!!
     
  10. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    excellent job mate . I assume you've done youtube videos before by the looks of it .
     
  11. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Thanks mate, much appreciated! Not really to be honest but I have certainly watched a lot lol!

    The next one will probably be on the trunk weatherseal, or maybe the intro video :p
     
  12. magic marouke

    magic marouke Well-Known Member

    well it looks like you have a quality camera set up and turned out like the pro's do it . I've on done them on my phone so I can save videos to youtube for myself incase I lose my phone .
     
  13. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Ah cool, thanks I really appreciate that. It's actually just filmed on my iPhone but I have got a DJI Mobile 3 to make it more stable and smooth. It's a great little device.
     
  14. gnatsum

    gnatsum Well-Known Member

    Hey everybody,
    I just got my Riv back from the garage and am so excited! A run down of the work carried out:
    Transmission fluid
    Transmission filter
    Oil change
    Oil filter
    Differential oil change
    Electronic ignition upgrade
    All belts changed
    All spark plugs replaced
    Front springs replaced
    Front shock absorbers replaced
    Rear shock absorbers replaced

    Rear springs will be done towards end of September (delay on parts.) Her stance is great, even without the rear spring change. The power steering is now fixed thanks to the belt change. She sounds so sweet and smooth. Absolute dream to drive, completely effortless! Video will follow soon :)
     
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