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PostSubject: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyTue Jan 18, 2011 1:38 pm

Are there any interior parts on other cars that interchange with the riviera?
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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyTue Jan 18, 2011 4:38 pm

I don't think much is interchangeable from an aesthetic point of view except maybe the steering wheel, light bulbs and maybe rear view mirror. but aside from that the Rivs' interior is pretty unique. Mechanically speaking its a different story.
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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyTue Jan 18, 2011 4:58 pm

BMD wrote:
I don't think much is interchangeable from an aesthetic point of view except maybe the steering wheel, light bulbs and maybe rear view mirror. but aside from that the Rivs' interior is pretty unique. Mechanically speaking its a different story.

BMD is right. The outside rear view mirrors are a mechanical swap with Olds Aurora but may not hook up electrically for defrost or auto-dim. The steering wheel was used on a bunch of Buicks, but not necessarily the radio and heater controls. The gearshift knob can be changed out for many other GM shift knobs but most of them are not as nice. The Aurora or other GM seats *might* fit but why?!?!

What did you have in mind?

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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 2:14 am

I was just wondering kinda like the rear seats of the auroras but would need to find marron ones before i would even try it.
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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 2:25 am

my uneducated off the cuff guess is they might fit the attachment points and might not fit the trim contours. Why not meausre yours then find any aurora at a pick and pull and measure them. Critical dimensions would be seat width and height, and placement of the attachment points. You only need an adjustable wrench to get the rears out, you need no tools to remove the bottom cushions as you know.

And you could always get a covering dye from leatherique (http://www.leatherique.com) and dye the Aurora seats the right color pretty much no matter what color they are at start.

So maybe you are the first and you should go measure?

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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 9:11 pm

i wonder if the fold down part would work though.
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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 9:25 pm

nebstewart07 wrote:
i wonder if the fold down part would work though.

I couldnt tell you that one. BTW was the steering column really heavy?
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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyWed Jan 19, 2011 9:45 pm

nebstewart07 wrote:
i wonder if the fold down part would work though.

Depends on how it is attached and whether the in-the-trunk panels fit too.

Guess you are the first and you have to go measure...
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PostSubject: Re: Interchangeable interior parts   Interchangeable interior parts EmptyFri Jan 21, 2011 12:26 am

robotennis61 wrote:
nebstewart07 wrote:
i wonder if the fold down part would work though.

I couldnt tell you that one. BTW was the steering column really heavy?

steering wheel wasnt too heavy
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