1958 Limited Four Door Riviera

Discussion in 'Projects' started by Smartin, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. 69SkyInNJ

    69SkyInNJ Resto Neophyte

    How many letters do you get on your plates? How about...


    Either way, keep posting pictures of the resto and good luck!
  2. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    That's a dynaflow alright. The triple turbine had a different shift pattern. Unique I think.
  3. Hector

    Hector '79 Buick Limited

    Adam,congratulations in the purchase of the '58.I'm too a big fan for the year,lots of factory chrome and unique styling(I'm also a big fan of the '58 Impala).One of the members of the Carolina Chapter(BCA) has a very nice '58 which was featured on the May '08 Bugle,I like staring at that car any time that I get the chance:Brow: .Good luck with it and hoping to see many more pictures of it as you do your thing to it.
  4. Sergeant Major

    Sergeant Major Biggest Nut in the Can

    Give em something to think about....

    MINNOW (as in Gilliagan's Island):laugh:
  5. oldrocka

    oldrocka John

    That will be one cool ride.

    License plate suggestion - OBEASE
  6. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    License plate:

    P N D L R

  7. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    That'll keep 'em thinking:laugh:
  8. 69SkyInNJ

    69SkyInNJ Resto Neophyte

    Very clever! I like it. :TU:
  9. Phil Racicot

    Phil Racicot Well-Known Member

    How about P R N D G ?!
  10. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Flite Pitch tranny is gone...
  11. Phil Racicot

    Phil Racicot Well-Known Member

    I know but maybe it will be back in someday!
  12. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I had the whole day to work on the car...for once.

    I started by welding in a patch in the passenger side floor. It turned out ok, but I quickly found out I'll have to cut out a lot more to get to good metal. I kept burning through the existing stuff. I gave up and started over after a couple hours of fighting it.

    I took the doors off after I figured out my basement storage situation. Everything on this car is just so bulky...I need a lot of room to store all the parts.



  13. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    thats freaky wierd how the B-pillar just stands there hanging in the breeze
  14. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Yep, that's what my neighbor said. You can stand on the thing and it won't move, though. It's got some MEAT in it.

    I'm off to start another thrash session in the garage. Gotta take advantage of these free weekends!
  15. poison heart

    poison heart Well-Known Member

    Nice progress Adam! Gotta love the hard tops.
  16. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    The entire interior (sans seats) went to the upholsterer yesterday. I was going to try to tackle it myself, but didn't want to have to do it twice. I remembered that a local BCA member had started getting into the upholstery business, and he sent me a link to his website:


    As soon as I can find some $$$$$$, I will get my seats to him. One more piece of the puzzle complete! (or will be, at much less cost than I had imagined)
  17. GoldBoattail455

    GoldBoattail455 462 -> TH400 -> Posi

    NICE!:bglasses: Keep us updated. It will give me something to drool over during class. :spank:

    P.S. Di you get my email?
  18. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    Lookin' good, Adam.

  19. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Rob - I didn't get any emails from you this weekend...can you resend it?
  20. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    This rust issue is starting to get to me here. When do you draw the line and just part something like this out?

    I could easily make my money back on it if I parted it...but I'm trying to reason to myself that this is a keeper. Factory AC is a pretty rare option...and it's a Limited.

    Check out what I found under the rocker trim today...(drivers side here, the passenger side is almost as bad)



    Here is the trunk opening rail...it's like this all the way across the edge. The underside of the lid is completely gone, too.



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