The 8th Gen Riviera Resource
 
HomeDashboardSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksLog in

Share
 

 FAQ: Riviera Hoods

Go down 
Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
AuthorMessage
Mr.Riviera
Expert
Mr.Riviera

Name : Matthew
Age : 33
Location : Florida
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4394
Merit : 101

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Mar 23, 2007 9:07 pm

who was it that buffed their hood to a mirror shine?

_________________
1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
FAQ: Riviera Hoods Dsc_0110
Back to top Go down
AA
Administrator
AA

Name : Aaron
Age : 42
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
Post Count : 18366
Merit : 241

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Mar 23, 2007 9:09 pm

urbs, I think. Pretty cool.

_________________
'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657082/4
gosloriv
Enthusiast
gosloriv

Name : David
Age : 46
Location : Elyria,Ohio
Joined : 2007-03-15
Post Count : 152
Merit : 0

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Mar 23, 2007 9:10 pm

wHAT YEAR DID THEY START THE ALLOY HOODS ?
Back to top Go down
AA
Administrator
AA

Name : Aaron
Age : 42
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
Post Count : 18366
Merit : 241

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Mar 23, 2007 9:12 pm

They're aluminum, I think they started in '95.

_________________
'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657082/4
gosloriv
Enthusiast
gosloriv

Name : David
Age : 46
Location : Elyria,Ohio
Joined : 2007-03-15
Post Count : 152
Merit : 0

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Mar 23, 2007 9:13 pm

Hmmmmm......I have a 95 but i aint sure that its aluminum......has sum paint bubbling.....wonder if its corrosion?
Back to top Go down
AA
Administrator
AA

Name : Aaron
Age : 42
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
Post Count : 18366
Merit : 241

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Mar 23, 2007 9:28 pm

The paint they used didn't like to stick to aluminum as well. A lot of them flaked off. Shouldn't be corroding, but might want to get it looked at before it starts to get bad.

_________________
'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657082/4
Mr.Riviera
Expert
Mr.Riviera

Name : Matthew
Age : 33
Location : Florida
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4394
Merit : 101

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 1:14 am

mine has 2 corrosive/bubbling spots by the grill. my uncle (had the car b4 me) sprayed the back of it with something to stop it and it has not been a problem, that was 6-7 years ago.

_________________
1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
FAQ: Riviera Hoods Dsc_0110
Back to top Go down
gosloriv
Enthusiast
gosloriv

Name : David
Age : 46
Location : Elyria,Ohio
Joined : 2007-03-15
Post Count : 152
Merit : 0

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 11:56 am

Went out with a magnet this morning sure enough its aluminum!!!
Back to top Go down
gosloriv
Enthusiast
gosloriv

Name : David
Age : 46
Location : Elyria,Ohio
Joined : 2007-03-15
Post Count : 152
Merit : 0

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 1:27 pm

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket" border="0" alt="" />
Heres what the hood is doin.Plan on a complete paint this summer.
Back to top Go down
99Rivman
Aficionado
99Rivman

Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
Joined : 2007-01-16
Post Count : 2009
Merit : 87

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptySat Mar 24, 2007 2:48 pm

They are all made out of aluminum and yes it will corrode as bad or worse than steel once it gets started!
As an aircraft structures mechanic I have see plenty of aluminum eaten completely through with corrosion, the only true repair when that happens is to remove that piece of metal and replace it!
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/id/99Rivman
palermocorey90
Expert
palermocorey90

Name : Corey
Age : 29
Location : Rome NY
Joined : 2007-10-03
Post Count : 2968
Merit : -24

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: the riviera hood   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyMon Jan 07, 2008 7:37 pm

what is the riviera hood made out of. is it fiberglass, i was told all hood now a days are fiber glass lol
Back to top Go down
http://www.myspace.com/glowinstrat
jax95riv
Aficionado
jax95riv

Name : Jack
Age : 57
Location : Oklahoma City
Joined : 2007-01-14
Post Count : 1062
Merit : 6

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyMon Jan 07, 2008 8:01 pm

Sheetmetal. I don't think there is any fiberglas on our cars. It would be nice...no door dings.
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/468780
palermocorey90
Expert
palermocorey90

Name : Corey
Age : 29
Location : Rome NY
Joined : 2007-10-03
Post Count : 2968
Merit : -24

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyMon Jan 07, 2008 8:05 pm

from reading some other post said it was aluminum is that true
Back to top Go down
http://www.myspace.com/glowinstrat
jax95riv
Aficionado
jax95riv

Name : Jack
Age : 57
Location : Oklahoma City
Joined : 2007-01-14
Post Count : 1062
Merit : 6

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyMon Jan 07, 2008 8:06 pm

Tru.
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/468780
99Rivman
Aficionado
99Rivman

Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
Joined : 2007-01-16
Post Count : 2009
Merit : 87

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyMon Jan 07, 2008 8:57 pm

palermocorey90 wrote:
from reading some other post said it was aluminum is that true
That is True!
They were trying to save weight at the end of the production line and used an aluminum hood. The difference between the trunk and the hood is very noticeable, even though the trunk is smaller it weighs a good bit more!
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/id/99Rivman
1998 Riv
Expert
1998 Riv

Name : Dave
Age : 58
Location : In The AZ Oven
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4502
Merit : 44

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyMon Jan 07, 2008 10:24 pm

Yeah, they'd have needed some biga$$ struts up front if the hood wasn't aluminum. My 68's hood weighs a ton, can barely manage to remove and install it by myself, w/o damaging it.
Back to top Go down
Mr.Riviera
Expert
Mr.Riviera

Name : Matthew
Age : 33
Location : Florida
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4394
Merit : 101

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyMon Jan 07, 2008 10:43 pm

i cant remember who it was, but someone actualy pollished their riv hood to mirror shine. looked...different. there were pics up on regalgs, but of course i cant find anything there smile

_________________
1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
FAQ: Riviera Hoods Dsc_0110
Back to top Go down
98riv
Moderator


Location : USA
Joined : 2007-01-14
Post Count : 981
Merit : 30

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 11:45 am

Mr.Riviera wrote:
i cant remember who it was, but someone actualy pollished their riv hood to mirror shine. looked...different. there were pics up on regalgs, but of course i cant find anything there smile

It was urbsnspices.

_________________
1998 Supercharged Riviera - Custom CAI, Alpine spx-13ref, Infinity 6x9's, Alpine 4 Channel Amp, Kicker KX3, Silverstars, STB, Hawk Brake Pads, Monroe Air Shocks, KYB GR2
Back to top Go down
Mr.Riviera
Expert
Mr.Riviera

Name : Matthew
Age : 33
Location : Florida
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4394
Merit : 101

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 11:56 am


_________________
1996 with 254k miles, L32 4" FWI -> ported N* -> Ported Gen V w/3.0" Pulley, Stage 3 Phenolic I/C, ZZP FMHE, 1.84 RR, Headers and 3" pipe to mufflers, F-body brakes, and lowered on Eibachs. -RIP
AMG C400 White on black -daily
FAQ: Riviera Hoods Dsc_0110
Back to top Go down
TonySmooth89
Aficionado
TonySmooth89

Name : Anthony
Age : 30
Location : Florida
Joined : 2007-11-14
Post Count : 2410
Merit : 16

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 11:57 am

thats pretty ballin... it would look really cool on a silver arrow.
Back to top Go down
T Riley
Guru
T Riley

Name : Travis
Age : 29
Location : Your wife's box
Joined : 2007-02-08
Post Count : 5126
Merit : 9

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 3:30 pm

MAN I THINK THATS HOT
Back to top Go down
http://www.rivperformance.com
1998 Riv
Expert
1998 Riv

Name : Dave
Age : 58
Location : In The AZ Oven
Joined : 2007-01-17
Post Count : 4502
Merit : 44

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 4:22 pm

I'd worry about the sun's glare, but it looks fantastic!
Back to top Go down
AA
Administrator
AA

Name : Aaron
Age : 42
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
Post Count : 18366
Merit : 241

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 5:16 pm

Wonder how it's holding up?

_________________
'98 SC Riviera • 281k miles • 298 HP/370 TQ • 0-60: 5.79s • ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 • 4087 lb • 20.1 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley • AL104 plugs • 180º t-stat • FWI w/K&N • 1.9:1 rockers • OR pushrods • LS6 valve springs • SLP headers • ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts • MaxAir shocks • Addco sway bars • UMI bushings • GM STB • Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s • F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus • SS lines • Brembo slotted discs • DHP tuned • Aeroforce • Hidden Hitch

^^^ SOLD ^^^ frown

'05 GTO • 85k miles • 0-60: 4.8s • 16.9 avg MPG • Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun


'70 Olds Ninety-Eight Holiday Coupe • 116k miles • 455 Rocket V8
Because cool


'95 Celica • 152k miles • 0-60: yes
Because free
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657082/4
99Rivman
Aficionado
99Rivman

Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
Joined : 2007-01-16
Post Count : 2009
Merit : 87

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 5:17 pm

Looks interesting! I might have to try it for shits and grins? shoot
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/id/99Rivman
99Rivman
Aficionado
99Rivman

Name : Randall
Location : North Carolina
Joined : 2007-01-16
Post Count : 2009
Merit : 87

FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods EmptyFri Jan 11, 2008 5:18 pm

AA wrote:
Wonder how it's holding up?
I was wondering the same thing since those pictures were from July 2006?
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/id/99Rivman
Sponsored content




FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty
PostSubject: Re: FAQ: Riviera Hoods   FAQ: Riviera Hoods Empty

Back to top Go down
 
FAQ: Riviera Hoods
Back to top 
Page 1 of 3Go to page : 1, 2, 3  Next
 Similar topics
-
» Mayan Riviera excursions -- best deals out there
» Baume & Mercier Riviera XXL
» Don`t know what this little tractor is , but it is SweeeeT!
» Greets - Craftsman LT1000
» full size skinny hood

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::   General Tech :: Exterior-
Jump to: