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PostSubject: Pics of my "new" wheels   Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:30 pm

I've never posted pics of my Riv here, which is unfortunate. These first pics won't be the greatest, as I haven't washed it today, but mainly it's just for my new wheels. I got a good deal on the wheels, and I like how they brighten up the look of the car a bit, especially with this darker, not-too-splashy color of purple. For now, at least, my original wheels will be used for my winter tires.

So here's a shot of the wheel. Lighting wasn't the greatest, and someday I'll have to clean everything up and take some pics.



And here's a pic I took of the car a few years ago with the original wheels:


Here's the car today:


And finally, I noticed that the center caps are made a little better than the Riviera's center caps. I believe this wheel was from a 2002 Park Ave (or maybe a Lesabre). It has a metal ring and not nearly as much plastic as the Riv's cap. I'll try to grab a pic of the Riv's center cap tomorrow..
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:04 pm

that's a nice looking Riv. Those purple abergine Rivs are few and far between a real rarity. I like it it's like a gray purple like a type of slate.
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:11 pm

I like the new rims. I didn't think there would be that much difference, but when you compare the two pics, it's a very noticable. Clean looking ride. thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Mon Jul 09, 2007 11:45 pm

8 spokes instead of 12? You bet it looks better!
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:44 pm

Andysdorm wrote:
that's a nice looking Riv. Those purple abergine Rivs are few and far between a real rarity. I like it it's like a gray purple like a type of slate.

Yeah, I have been quite surprised over the 3+ years I've owned this car as to how rare the color is. I've only seen other ones on the net - never in person.

It has been mistaken for gray and blue, and once was called a Rolls Royce on an overnight parking ramp slip! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Tue Jul 10, 2007 5:48 pm

And thanks for the nice comments guys. I need to wash and wax it one of these days. That should make it look far better. Should've done it before the bugs started littering the front end though...
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:17 pm

wow, love the color and the 8 spokes
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Wed Jul 11, 2007 5:28 pm

Like the rims, they work.
Always wondered what a set of other Buick wheels would look like.
Love the color
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:26 am

Wow, I didn't think I'd get so many comments on the color. Guess I really do need to make it shine! (BTW, I'm shooting at a wash and wax tomorrow if the weather holds)

The only thing I was unsure of with these wheels is the tri-shield logo, as it's really nonexistent on our Rivieras (except the steering wheel, anyway). But it looks fine, and it still surprises me how noticeable the difference is even from a distance with these new wheels.

I will be sure to post new pics when I get 'er cleaned up a bit! Thanks again for the nice comments. smile
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:27 am

The wheels look good. Definately a difference. I agree with you, the Tri-Shield is umm iffy..
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:34 am

mcgusto82 wrote:
The wheels look good. Definately a difference. I agree with you, the Tri-Shield is umm iffy..

agree Looks good but I don't know about the tri-shield. wink
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Thu Jul 12, 2007 10:36 am

You might be able to find some "R" logo wheel centers that are adhesive backed. I have one on my pill container. They come in different sizes. Try E-bay or swap meets.
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:54 pm

Brad95Riv wrote:
Wow, I didn't think I'd get so many comments on the color. Guess I really do need to make it shine! (BTW, I'm shooting at a wash and wax tomorrow if the weather holds)

I will be sure to post new pics when I get 'er cleaned up a bit! Thanks again for the nice comments. smile

I like the color too.
Since I'm going to use the interior out of the spare '95 I have in my '65 I'm thinking of using that color on it too.
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Mon Aug 13, 2007 12:51 am

actually...it works. it looks good. im HUGE on wheels, i will tell u str8 up if it looks lame.

i think people can agree when i say that this is a good way to keep it "factory" and maintain a good look
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Sat Oct 20, 2007 8:46 pm

what the name and paint code of that paint its the same as mine and i need some
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PostSubject: Re: Pics of my "new" wheels   Sun Oct 21, 2007 4:23 pm

zetabird wrote:
what the name and paint code of that paint its the same as mine and i need some
The name is Smokey Amethyst Metallic, the code I'd have to look and see if I could find.
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