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My '69 Buick Riviera


Kromolly
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20 hours ago, bisc63 said:

Very nice build, and your color choices are excellent. Really tasteful, and the chrome wheels look right at home! Very well done.

 

20 hours ago, carrucha said:

Nice Rivi.  Good work on the interior.

 

19 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

Man, that's a beautiful Buick! Stunning colour and those wheels are well suited. Nice clean build, very nice indeed.

 

17 hours ago, Hard_2_Handle_454 said:

That came out great

 

 

14 hours ago, slusher said:

Beautiful Riviera!

 

13 hours ago, gseeds said:

Awesome looking rivi ! 

 

13 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

That is a beautiful job! Well done.👍

 

10 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Very clean work, awesome paint job !! 👍😀

 

10 hours ago, Modelbuilder Mark said:

Very Sharp!

Thank you for the compliments, guys.  Much appreciated!

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On 3/16/2022 at 11:34 AM, Sledsel said:

One of those old simple kits that build up to look so nice. Outstanding job on this build!

FYI, want Buick wheels? Maybe someone has a set from the Monogram GSX...... 

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I've thought about it, I have that kit.  The Skylark GS midsize wheels were different than the Riviera wheels, but they ARE Buick wheels.

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On 3/16/2022 at 12:22 AM, ATHU said:

Super nice build, looks great!!

 

On 3/16/2022 at 4:03 AM, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thank you Anders and Chris.  What a thrill to get compliments from around the world!  This forum is so great for sharing.

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On 3/18/2022 at 11:03 PM, Kromolly said:

I've thought about it, I have that kit.  The Skylark GS midsize wheels were different than the Riviera wheels, but they ARE Buick wheels.

But the monogram is a 1/24 scale making the size correct, or more correct

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18 hours ago, Sledsel said:

But the monogram is a 1/24 scale making the size correct, or more correct

It's not the size that's the problem, it's the wheel itself. 

The full size wheel with the 5 on 5 bolt pattern has a 1-peice front.

Wheels 1964 Riviera - Buick Riviera - Antique Automobile Club of America -  Discussion Forums

 

The smaller wheel with the 5 on 4 3/4 is a 2-peice. Much like a Magnum 500 wheel but with the spokes curved in instead of out.

 

1967 Buick Skylark | W51 | Indy 2015

It may not be a big difference to some but it is to those of us trying to replicating a car we owned. 

BTW, the midsize wheels were available in 14 and 15 inch sizes. BUT, the wheels on most models are made to fit the tires, not the other way around so those Monogram 1/24 "14 inch" wheels actually scale out to around 16 inches in 1/25.

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5 hours ago, Can-Con said:

It's not the size that's the problem, it's the wheel itself. 

The full size wheel with the 5 on 5 bolt pattern has a 1-peice front.

Wheels 1964 Riviera - Buick Riviera - Antique Automobile Club of America -  Discussion Forums

 

The smaller wheel with the 5 on 4 3/4 is a 2-peice. Much like a Magnum 500 wheel but with the spokes curved in instead of out.

 

1967 Buick Skylark | W51 | Indy 2015

It may not be a big difference to some but it is to those of us trying to replicating a car we owned. 

BTW, the midsize wheels were available in 14 and 15 inch sizes. BUT, the wheels on most models are made to fit the tires, not the other way around so those Monogram 1/24 "14 inch" wheels actually scale out to around 16 inches in 1/25.

Yes they are quite different.  I always liked the Riviera/Wildcat wheels myself.

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