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PostSubject: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Mon May 21, 2018 1:06 pm

RIV-V2

I pulled the trigger on a replacement-in-progress for the turtle. It's a 1999 with 122k on it and for the most part it looks like it has less than half that mileage. The underside is ridiculously clean. The instruments and controls barely look touched for the most part.
Basically the plan is to migrate all of my mods from the green car to this one including the motor, trans, sway bars, rear adjustment links, the heap of accessories/gauges/controls, audio system, etc. For the most part all of it is pretty reversible and butchery-free so I don't feel any guilt about it. I've learned a lot with my first riv and this will be as tasteful as I can make it. By buying this, I've 100% come to terms that this is a riviera first and a project/racecar second. It's a fairly major project in itself. I haven't decided exactly how & when I'm going to go about it but in the meantime, I'm gonna continue driving the green car and keep the white car stabled. I bought it now because I'm afraid I won't be able to readily find a replacement that I can live with in the future when my current car does literally crumble in half or something.

I have to say it is mind-bending driving this cherry bone stock riv since I'm used to my 12 years worth of modded riv. It's unreal how quiet the car is supposed to be.  lmao
The steering and suspension seem like a different car and I didn't think I changed that much in that area. I really don't think my green car has near that much floatiness and lack of sense of speed as the stock '99.

Anyway, this will be the thread I dump all the matters involving the new riv into.




razz  Thanks in part to Scott Abaddon because I wasn't even looking at auto trader until he posted another car from there.
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PostSubject: Re: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Mon May 21, 2018 1:18 pm

I'm excited & it's not even my car...
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PostSubject: Re: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Mon May 21, 2018 3:33 pm

HHHAAAAAA!!!!!!! Awesome, man. yay ride
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PostSubject: Re: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Mon May 21, 2018 8:31 pm

BUILD OFF! poke

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PostSubject: Re: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Tue May 22, 2018 4:35 am

Awesome
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PostSubject: Re: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Tue May 22, 2018 7:50 pm

Everyone is selling their Rivs and Cody gets a 2nd. afro
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PostSubject: Re: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Wed May 23, 2018 8:55 pm

I'm not selling mine!
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PostSubject: Re: Moby dick! (aka opal tortuga)   Fri May 25, 2018 12:58 am

charlieRobinson wrote:
Everyone is selling their Rivs and Cody gets a 2nd. afro

I'll sell it when they make a better car
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