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Ridin-Rivi
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PostSubject: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 10:34 am

Here is my friends rivi. I like the color..... Comments Please

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TonySmooth89
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 11:17 am

My friend has a sentra that color and i always thought the riv would look great in it , and I'm right! Very Nice.
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 12:08 pm

You are REALLY making me miss my silver riviera. If my riviera had a graphite interior I would have it repainted silver. Really nice!!!!


What year is the silver riv?
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Ridin-Rivi
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 12:10 pm

95 Riviera. It has a series II motor swap.
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 12:19 pm

I like the color, very sharp and it's clean looking. I like the chrome wheels, but my preference would have been for a smaller rim. They look good though! I love a simple 5 spoke in chrome. good looking and easy to keep clean!! smile

The last pic is your car? Those wheels are complicated looking!! 8 spoke with that squary center - they look good, but again not something I would want on my car. Just my preference, probably comes from living in new england and having to deal with rough roads all the time.
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 12:23 pm

I love the portholes on the white Riv. My personal taste on the rims is the 5-spoke, but that's just me. smile

They are very nice, clean cars. (now pop the hoods and lets see underneath clap )
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Ridin-Rivi
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 1:50 pm

I like the 5 spoke rims as well. It gives his Riviera a clean sporty look. I actually might try and sell my rims soon as there is not much tire for cushioning bumps in the ruff roads of the Midwest. And yes my wheels are VERY hard to clean which is a big pain in the A**. He also has the wood grain dash kit, projector head lights and the front window has the tint strip on top and bottom. Makes you feel like your driving in a video game..
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 1:55 pm

what % tint is on the white and what % on the silver?

Thanks!
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Ridin-Rivi
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 4:36 pm

20% on both.....
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 5:56 pm

Ridin-Rivi wrote:
He also has projector head lights and the front window has the tint strip on top and bottom. Makes you feel like your driving in a video game..

Could you get a shot of the interior, from the driver's seat, and one of the front? I'd love to see those projectors, on or off, preferably in the day. Corey's been thinking about doing that, so ask your friend if the headlamp lenses have any heating or warping issues.
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 7:01 pm

yea i do want to see pics if u can, cuz i dont think it can be done

Edit : i want pics of the S2 swap to


Last edited by palermocorey90 on Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:10 pm; edited 1 time in total
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyWed Jun 04, 2008 7:08 pm

Nice cars! Clean, love the port holes. And the silver looks SWEET!
But I have to say, can't stand rims that big. Makes my eyes slide off the car and only look at the rims. Kinda like looking at a person with a deformity(no offence to those poeple tho), your eyes just keep sliding back to it.

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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 12:36 am

I like the paint on both, and the port holes, but 22's are just too big for a riv and they ride like $hit on ALL road surfaces, the riv is so smooth, why would you want to ruin that excellent quality about the car?
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 10:12 am

I will try and get the pics this weekend. And yes 22"s ride like crap but the look is priceless when people break there neck looking at ya!
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 2:00 pm

Looks tight! I wish I had a friend with a riv...the only ones I see around here have old ladies in them. rolleyes
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 6:02 pm

even though the port holes were not put on our rivs, they dont look out of place. what would be cool is if you could make them functional. put a fan behind them and have them vent engine heat. now that would be cool. lots of fabrication would be needed. all the older buicks had them,dont know why they were not stock with ours. a aerodynamic thing i guess.
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 6:09 pm

Since the first Riviera in '63, they have never sported portholes. It's a Buick thing, but Rivieras are not Buicks - they're "by Buick". Ports were never part of their look. They don't look bad, but it's kind of an unspoken rule, like putting a "Buick" badge on, or using tri-shields - hardly done on any year Riv.

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54_nailhead
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 7:54 pm

Actually I think '63 was the only year the Riviera sported the tri-sheild? In '64 Buick changed it to the "R" logo we now all know and love.
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99Rivman
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 8:51 pm

54_nailhead wrote:
Actually I think '63 was the only year the Riviera sported the tri-sheild? In '64 Buick changed it to the "R" logo we now all know and love.
agree
This is true!
They have changed some over the years, but a true statement none the less!
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyThu Jun 05, 2008 9:38 pm

Quote :
like putting a "Buick" badge on, or using tri-shields

Aaron, my chrome rims are from a Park Ave, and have the tri-shields...

oops
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyMon Jun 30, 2008 7:59 am

im still waiting to see the S2 swap, and the projector headlights
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyMon Jun 30, 2008 10:11 am

Where in the thread does he say he has projector headlights? Was his original post edited? Am I missing something?


Edit....nevermind....I see it
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyMon Jun 30, 2008 12:31 pm

Why would they swap a 3800 series 2 into that car if it already came with it from factory?
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyMon Jun 30, 2008 12:55 pm

The 95's have 3800 Series I
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PostSubject: Re: My Friends Riviera   My Friends Riviera EmptyMon Jun 30, 2008 1:08 pm

Montaniera wrote:
The 95's have 3800 Series I

No, only the supercharged models had the series 1 L67. The Naturally Aspirated had the 3800 Series 2 in 1995.

See, look no Supercharged Badge on the trunk Lid. Also why would you replace an Series 1 L67 with a series 2 NA?
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