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96rivie
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PostSubject: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptySun May 19, 2013 11:29 pm

Before the trunk started peeling, and my window tint on pass door...givin her a wash


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96rivie
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyMon Jun 17, 2013 7:47 pm

Need to get my baby back on the road!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptySat Aug 17, 2013 10:50 pm

My paint on my pearl white '98' roof started chipping and peeling. I had the roof painted the seafoam green color of my '65' Riv, so it is two toned now. Nice look, I think.wink 
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptySat Aug 17, 2013 11:17 pm

Great looking car. Too bad most of us too have to deal with the paint failure issue. I've heard some nightmare estimates of repainting these cars as the paint has to come off down to the metal, but I've gotten three quotes in town recently from $2200 to $2500 which isn't too bad really.

I just pulled parts from a 98 "Bright White Diamond" (pearl) with a taupe interior from a local wrecking yard, and that was a great looking car. The window sticker was in the glove box of the car, and the "Bright Diamond White" paint was a $395 option in 98.

It was a loaded car, even with an engine block heater. Only 148k miles and in the yard, which is too bad. The sticker was $36.5k, which is about $53k in 2013 dollars quiet 
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96rivie
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyThu Aug 22, 2013 6:54 am

Only the trunk is peeling so far. Ive gotten a quote from a friend that works at body shop. $800 just for the trunk. $2500 for the entire car. note i only paid 2k for the car originally so i might pick up the air brush as a 5th hobby smile
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyThu Aug 22, 2013 7:27 am

wanting to just say f* it, and put the riv in a good performance shop here in town, but i wont learn anything except how to push the gas pedal. I know i can get her where i want her if i buckle down and get after it, and with my lack of exp this site is just what i need.
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyMon Oct 07, 2013 10:27 am

Well my ol lady is still parked outside.. looking at me.. and waiting to be fixed. I took the day off today and need her up and running ASAP!! This was my D.D and has been out of commission for way too long!

New water pump, thermostat, radiator. Still chasing overheating issue.
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyMon Nov 04, 2013 9:23 pm

Thinking about getting motor rebuilt, 3yr "million mile" warranty. $2800-$3400 out the door. Any questions I should be asking. Ive never dealt with this shop before so Im worried.
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyMon Nov 04, 2013 9:40 pm

Just buy a series 3 and be done with it. Better performance and cheaper. Probably better mileage too.
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyFri Nov 22, 2013 9:15 am

No luck on my riv yet, good news i still have it/ bad news, still have it collecting dust.. got a sweet deal on a 08' Mazda 3. $30 to fill up is nice but the ugly color "baby puke green" is hard to adapt to, along with the acceleration and driver comfort. Girls 01' Grand Am is gone due to the Tranny going out at 190k trade in value...$1500 sweet! new ride is 11' Kia Soul sport package? Ha! looks sporty but thats about it. 2-tone red and black interior, fancy exhaust system that im sure is stock, loud beats by dre speakers with neon lights around em that flash to the beat of music, you know the hamster car lol! .. nice "sporty" car for a chick.. or gay?
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyFri Nov 22, 2013 2:03 pm

kia soul is a nice car that gets great gas mileage, what more could a chick want? smile 
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96rivie
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Name : drew
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PostSubject: Re: Drew's 96 Rivi    Drew's 96 Rivi  EmptyTue Dec 17, 2013 12:03 am

Well new car "Green Hornet" has some life to it now. Custom green led trunk install looks sweet!!

Enough of that!! I need some advice to get my real car back!! The trunk is peeling really bad and is parked in a corner looking so sad, on a flat tire, the interior smells of oil and grease!! but not fish grease smile I'm shootin for high 13's, but thats big dreams when your motor is blown!!! FML. As a rook when it comes to motor work, what should be a good first step?
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