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PostSubject: Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures.   Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures. EmptyThu Jul 17, 2008 11:10 pm

Grab some popcorn.

Well, the story goes like this-- I bought a 1995 Buick Riviera in 2005 for $3,500. It was green with the tan interior. It was going to be my daily driver while I built my 2000 GTP up.

I did a water pump, and a few other things to it and found out some bad news. This bad news was that I could not lower the car. It already had one strike against it with the tan interior. I ended up finding a 1999 GTP for $2,800. I sold the Riv for what I paid for her, and moved on.

Fast forward to June of last year. I blew the tranny out of the 1999, (how weird) and had to quit on the build of the 2000 so I could start driving it again.

Blah, blah, blah, and we're up to now and I can't afford the car payment on the GTP while I'm still in school. So I start looking around for a cheap DD. Low and behold my old Riviera is for sale. I bought it back for $800! 90,XXX miles on her now.

I sold the GTP yesterday, *tear*.

But now on to what I'm going to be doing with the Riviera. So far I have sanded it down, got the metal straight and have it in primer.

Tomorrow I will be shooting her in flat black. The stock wheels are already flat black.

I'm tinting the windows with 15%, spray tinting the taillight and all of the marker lamps.

Throwing a new down pipe on it, (exhaust leak) and putting a single muffler into a y at the end with two slashed tips behind the rear wheels.

Then throwing the intrax STS springs on her, and calling it quits.

I'll have pictures up as progress is made.


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'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
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures.   Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures. EmptyFri Jul 18, 2008 12:22 am

Should be interesting to see.

Post some pictures when you can.
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Ooh, flat black body and wheels? Tell PalermoCorey90 about this, he'd love to see some pics of that when you do it!!!
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Welcome to the Forum thumbsup
Good luck with the paint job, I know mine was FUN! headbutt
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures.   Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures. EmptySat Jul 19, 2008 8:55 pm

I am a painter/fabricator so it won't be my first time spraying. Ha.

On a side note, does anyone have any pictures of a slammed Riv? I couldn't seem to find one. Thanks.
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GM Head wrote:
On a side note, does anyone have any pictures of a slammed Riv?

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Chicken wrote:
I do like the way you lowered it....what are you riding on? 10's?

lmfao

sorry, couldn't help myself
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures.   Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures. EmptyTue Jul 22, 2008 6:47 pm

Haha, it's so low-- yet still has a ton of wheelgap.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures.   Just bought my second Riviera-- kind of. Update: Pictures. EmptyTue Jul 22, 2008 7:12 pm

Here's a few pictures:
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I only have one picture so far, I still need to throw a few more coats on . I was going to paint it black with a flat clear for a nice deep flat black, but I am just single stage flat blacking it for right now as I have to buy the paint. I'll be able to shoot it for free when I go back to school in a month.
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^These two are from when I first owned the car, after I did a 10 hour scuff and buff on her.
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^Here's the ugly tan interior, I took everything out and steamed the carpets, and cleaned every square inch of the interior.
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^And here's my 2000 GTP I just sold.
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nice man im digging the flat black
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now thats a murdered out riv
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