WTB: 68 Riviera 430 aluminum lower AC compressor bracket

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by Mike Sumrell, Aug 11, 2018 at 8:29 PM.

  1. Mike Sumrell

    Mike Sumrell NC68Riviera

    I am searching for a good condit ion 1968 Buick Riviera aluminum lower AC compressor bracket for 430.
    My bracket has a broken off bolt in the front compressor support bolt hole.

    I have had several people tell me this is a one year only part but the 68 Buick parts manuals only lists one bracket for 67-70 Riviera, part #1381728. I even checked the 68 Buick service bulletin and there are no part changes in 68 for this bracket.

    If anyone has a good used one for sale, please let me know.

    Mike S.
    Fayetteville NC
     
  2. Mike Sumrell

    Mike Sumrell NC68Riviera

    Greg,

    Thanks for the response!

    Is the bracket undamaged with no broken off bolts or broken bolt holes? Is it the part number I am looking for? Pictures to confirm condition and part number would be appreciated.

    Mike
     
  3. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    I have an extra one from a 1969 GS Riviera parts car. I'll have to dig it out tomorrow to check on the numbers and if there's any broken bolts/holes.
     
  4. Mike Sumrell

    Mike Sumrell NC68Riviera

    Thanks for the quick response. I would appreciate your assistance.
     
  5. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Hey Mike I got home from work late tonight and didn't get a chance to dig out that bracket. Tomorrow should be an earlier day for me so I'll get it out after work and contact you with the info.
     
  6. Mike Sumrell

    Mike Sumrell NC68Riviera

    Thanks for your quick response. I look forward to hearing from you soon
     
  7. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Hi Mike I finally was able to dig out the bracket it does have one broke off Bolt in one of the holes. I also cannot find the numbers whereabouts are they located?
     
  8. wheelz

    wheelz 'B' is for Buick.

    Here ya are Mike: Exactly what you asked for.. the bracket paint is flaking, but the OA condition is not compromised . . . and , just in case you were not aware, you will need the correct top bracket as well... there are actually several combinations, only ONE is the correct companion to the bracket you are in need of... (BTW the original pix you posted above are ACTUALLY mine, from when George N and I spent an entire day matching brackets to applications...) I have the correct upper bracket shown in last pix.

    email me direct if interested:
    PenWheelz4@gmail.com

    Wheelz, Tampa Bay
     

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  9. Mike Sumrell

    Mike Sumrell NC68Riviera

    Thanks for the response. If it has a broken off bolt in it I can't use it. Mine has a broken off bolt also. This seems to be a common issue on these!
     
  10. 1969RIVI

    1969RIVI Well-Known Member

    Yes it is steel bolts and aluminum don't like each other. You could always drill it out? Even if it goes to a bigger hole size you could put a collar in the hole or take it to a welding shop and have somebody plug weld the hole with aluminum and then redrill it to the proper size? Best of luck to you if you change your mind it's here!
     
  11. Mike Sumrell

    Mike Sumrell NC68Riviera

    Thank you. I appreciate the suggestions and offer!
     

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