1978 Riviera parts needed

Discussion in 'Parts wanted' started by Przemek, Apr 8, 2021 at 7:46 AM.

  1. Przemek

    Przemek New Member

    Hi, I have just bought 1978 Riviera and any help with finding missing parts will be strongly aprreciated :) especially I need :

    - driver's side safety belt hanger
    - armrest lens
    - reverse lights lens
    - turn signal switch and turn signal lever.
    - tail gate Riviera emblem
     
  2. 6769RIV

    6769RIV Platinum Level Contributor

    Some resources in the vendor section on here as well as most of us are straight up hoarders. You've come to the right place.
    LectricLimited has the turn signal switch:
    https://www.lectriclimited.com/switches/turn-signal-switch-110958
    Also Rock Auto:
    https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog...trical-switch+&+relay,turn+signal+switch,4832

    In general the pickings are getting slim for the other items.

    Buick Farm has some NOS stuff, pricey as you'd expect
    https://buickfarm.com/?s=lens&ymm_search=1&post_type=product&_make=Buick&_model=RIVIERA&_year=1978
    Bone yards, here's one that has two 78 Rivs:
    https://www.dvap.com/?s=salvage&q_make=Buick&q_year=1978&submit=Search
    Riviera Owners Association has a sub-forum over on AACA, you may want to put out a WTB ad over there as well.
    https://forums.aaca.org/forum/73-buick-riviera/
    Other potential resources: Hemmings, Evilbay, OPGI & Craplist. Also, others may weigh in with their favorite hunting grounds.

    Welcome and good luck. :cool:
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2021 at 8:30 AM
  3. Nailhead in a 1967

    Nailhead in a 1967 Kell-Mnown Wember

    Welcome, maybe you should add to your post that you're in Poland [​IMG]
    Some people don't want to ship used parts overseas
     
  4. Przemek

    Przemek New Member

    If it will be necessary I am able to arrange shipment by Polish shipping company.
     
  5. 6769RIV

    6769RIV Platinum Level Contributor

    That will likely require a freight forwarder in the U.S. which is fine, makes it easier for sellers depending on who you're buying the parts from. Many of them are already doing this. For those who don't, you just get your shipper set up with a U.S. forwarder ahead of time then the seller just has to mail/ship your items to you in care of the forwarder's U.S. address. The forwarder then relabels the items for shipment via your shipper. Not going to be cheap or fast but it will get the job done. :cool:
     
  6. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    I think I have a Nos taillight lense if that’s ever needed
     
  7. Przemek

    Przemek New Member

    Yes, I'm still interested, how much do you ask for them ?
     

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