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PostSubject: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyWed Apr 15, 2015 8:42 pm

Hey guys. I've been around here for quite awhile, and I figured it's finally time to make a thread for my car, especially since it's kind of in the process of being "rebirthed" right now.

Here is a picture of my car from a while back. It has one of my phones fancy filters on it.
Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv IMAG0032_1_zpsrbhiz1qx

And here are some pictures of my gen V that will be going on the car in a week or so.
Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv IMAG0561_zpssg16ae00

Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv IMAG0559_zpsza3hytaa

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Let me know what you think!
Pictures of fancy new interior coming soon!
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyWed Apr 15, 2015 8:46 pm

Bout time you started this thread!
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyWed Apr 15, 2015 9:07 pm

Please tell me that isn't undercoating....
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyWed Apr 15, 2015 9:58 pm

Abaddon wrote:
Please tell me that isn't undercoating....

Oh god no lol. It's that "wrinkle" chassis paint.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyThu Apr 16, 2015 5:09 am

member's car threads are the coolest things on a car forum. But sometimes they become too long and old photos disappear frown
Anyway, I am looking forward to updates about Your Riv.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyThu Apr 16, 2015 7:32 am

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
Oh god no lol. It's that "wrinkle" chassis paint.

The VHT stuff?
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Abaddon wrote:

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
Oh god no lol. It's that "wrinkle" chassis paint.


The VHT stuff?

Yes that stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyMon Apr 20, 2015 11:40 am

Painted some stuff
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyMon Apr 20, 2015 1:37 pm

where that N7 tablet mount at?! LETS SEE IT!
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyMon Apr 20, 2015 2:00 pm

charlieRobinson wrote:
where that N7 tablet mount at?! LETS SEE IT!

Coming soon! The gorilla glue didn't hold to my liking, so I used a 2-part epoxy, which should be dry by now. No, I didn't glue the tablet in lol. I'm hard mounting, but not quite THAT hard mounted haha.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyThu May 07, 2015 4:31 pm

Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv IMAG0578_zpsqoqtwxkn
Doing some test fitting.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyThu May 07, 2015 6:14 pm

Cool. Where are you moving the idiot lights too?

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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyThu May 07, 2015 6:45 pm

I relocated the ses light to the little vent thing to the right of the steering wheel (I think it's the thing that picks up interior temp?)

I will be running a tablet with torque app and using the simulated volt gauges and such full time, so I figure I'm good there.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptySat Jun 06, 2015 12:47 am

any updates? got pics?
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I did this today.
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Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
I did this today.

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Grand prix seats
Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv IMAG0638_zpsqwxh9s24
I think stereo install looks pretty clean
Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv IMAG0639_zpswzsnyjgi
My camera hates low light, but you can see what I did with my gauges here.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyTue Jun 23, 2015 7:52 pm

Write up on installing those seats? Do they have working power/heat/whatever else?
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyTue Jun 23, 2015 8:10 pm

Kooky,man,kooky
how does the car feel in the corners? and how is the suspension coming along?
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matt270avian wrote:
Write up on installing those seats? Do they have working power/heat/whatever else?

The grand prix seats? Dude, it sucked. I would not recommend it to anyone. It was probably the least fun thing I've done to the car so far. I specifically looked for manual adjustment ones to make it easier and lighter, and it was still awful lol.

The aftermarket one that I have for the drivers seat though? First of all, I absolutely love the way it feels. It makes you feel infinitely more secure, which I like. The stock seats were one of my least favorite parts of the car, so it was a no brained to replace them. Putting an aftermarket seat in (both this one and the ones I had in before) is relatively easy. Takes a little bit of time and creativity, but it can be done.

Car feels pretty good in corners considering I have new shocks and struts, and a little wider tires, but I'm still rocking stock springs and just an f41 rear bar, so it's not exactly a corvette or anything haha. I'd call it "respectable" for a 4000 lb, 18-year-old luxury vehicle.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyTue Jun 23, 2015 8:42 pm

LOOKS AWESOME!
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Damn.......haha
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The grand prix seats? Dude, it sucked. I would not recommend it to anyone. It was probably the least fun thing I've done to the car so far. I specifically looked for manual adjustment ones to make it easier and lighter, and it was still awful lol.

The aftermarket one that I have for the drivers seat though? First of all, I absolutely love the way it feels. It makes you feel infinitely more secure, which I like. The stock seats were one of my least favorite parts of the car, so it was a no brained to replace them. Putting an aftermarket seat in (both this one and the ones I had in before) is relatively easy. Takes a little bit of time and creativity, but it can be done.

Oh come ooon, it can't be that bad. Let me torture myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv   Sir Psycho Sexy's '97 Riv EmptyTue Jun 23, 2015 10:40 pm

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Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
The grand prix seats? Dude, it sucked. I would not recommend it to anyone. It was probably the least fun thing I've done to the car so far. I specifically looked for manual adjustment ones to make it easier and lighter, and it was still awful lol.

The aftermarket one that I have for the drivers seat though? First of all, I absolutely love the way it feels. It makes you feel infinitely more secure, which I like. The stock seats were one of my least favorite parts of the car, so it was a no brained to replace them. Putting an aftermarket seat in (both this one and the ones I had in before) is relatively easy. Takes a little bit of time and creativity, but it can be done.



Oh come ooon, it can't be that bad. Let me torture myself.

Just know, you're taking on a really miserable project haha.

1. Remove stock seats, and remove brackets (just some unbolting and such, no big deal)

2. Get someone who is really good at welding to weld aftermarket sliders to a steel plate, then weld that plate to the rails. The rails are cast, so you can't really weld to them very well, but a friend did mine, and they're holding two years later.

3. (This one sucks) remove the rails from the grand prix seats. You will have to chop them off with an angle grinder, but be careful not to get it too hot and burn the foam.

4. Now you're left with a basically smooth metal plate on the bottom of the seat. I drilled holes in this, then cut channels with a dremel to slide bolts into. I gripped the top of the bolt vice grips and tightened a nut onto the bolt to hold it steady. You 're now left with a seat with four studs sticking out the bottom.

5. Take your pre-assembled bracket/sliders, and put them on the studs, then tighten a nut onto them, holding the brackets to the seats.

6. Install the same way you would install a stock seat.

It sounds relatively simple, but it's a lot of measuring and painstaking work. I wouldn't doubt that you could find a better way to do it, but this is what I did. good luck if you attempt!
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Oh that's not bad at all. And the rears?
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