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PostSubject: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 12:14 am

Hey everyone new to the board just thought I'd share some pictures of my new Riviera. Its a 1998 with 115k miles on it. Has some after market rims and tints put on by the previous owner. Let me know what you guys think I should do to it over the summer when I have a little time on my hands.

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Paint is a little faded from the florida sun but overall looks pretty good and runs like a top. I'll get some more pics up when I get a chance.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 12:25 am

I could almost swear I just saw your car today, but it was probably a different one...

Anyway welcome to the club buddy!
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 8:57 am

Welcome! What do they call that color? I like it...
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 12:18 pm

Not sure on the name of the color and while looking around the site I don't think I saw any that had the same color. It's a little darker than most of the blues I see around. Maybe someone will chime in with the proper name for it
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 1:51 pm

Welcome!

Very stylish, man! I like tinted windows and paint contrast here. Just need little paint buffing...What is that oval badge on C-pillar?

BTW, this car look like #27 "Twilight Blue Metallic" , according to '98 Riviera sales brochure. You can verify color code from "RPO decal" under your spare tire plastic lid.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 1:58 pm

What are the ovals behind the side windows? The rims you've got are probably the most appropriate after-markets I've seen on a Riv. You should start some breathing mods first (FWI, DP, etc.) Then go on to a MPS and temp. control mods. Looks clean, welcome to the board.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 22, 2009 6:21 pm

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyFri Apr 24, 2009 2:09 pm

the ovals are emblems that say signature edition. there is also one on the inside where the ash tray is. I've been thinking of debadging the car taking off everything other than the supercharged emblem. Not many people know what make of car it is because there isnt buick emblems all over it which I kind of like.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyFri Apr 24, 2009 5:33 pm

Can you post closeup pictures of "Signature" emblems? I never heard of such a thing!

I's kind of fun when people don't know what you're drivin', but after I got few questions "is this a Rover?", I decided to put on Buick heritage on the car---->

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I'm kind of proud for having American Buick (not some lame british junk) here in Finland, but you understandably don't care to tell everyone it's a Buick. Anyway my opinion is that Riviera badges are quite cool and stylish.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Apr 25, 2009 1:08 am

hehe same whit my car here in fin happy...sometimes when i stop somewhere...some people come close...look at the car and ask...what monster is this thing?? lol...rover? Rolce Roice??....lmao...
when i tell its a riviera..they say Oooo....NICE!
and cos noone knows whats under the hood...and the car is just so big stylich and sportish looking...they dont even truy to pass on highway happy.....well since now one car did..an that was a freaking porche turbo.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Apr 25, 2009 11:08 am

Today i saw for 1st time a other new generation riviera in finland happy...hehe have never meet any before...lol and wonder whos itr was?
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Arttu your rims look nice!happy
gived a close look on your car. seems you could need some help whit painting some parts o your car? hood, a bit on trunk and some other things...well let me know? my father got a good workshop in Pori.

anyways...it was funny today there on the american car show...cos...seemed that this was the only riviera there. no boattails or anything. was abit shame. lol saw 6 people taking pictures of your car hehe

if you ask..if i came there whit my riv then no...i cone there whit my father and hes SSEi
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Apr 25, 2009 2:06 pm

O-M-G!

What a small world, man! Cool! I will contact you when it comes to repaint, yes.

It was very good quality show, indeed. I spoke to John D'Agostino (Kustom Kar guru), the guy even took pictures of me and my gal', good fella!

Anyway, you're right 'bout my paint, but it must wait, 'cause other projects. By the way you say no boattail Rivs there, ehhh well, what's this then? ---->

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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Apr 25, 2009 2:47 pm

i apolgise for all the offtopic Adam.

Oh...nice! guess it came there when i cone away.
my father used to own one like that happy
some pictures here..and some of the work. so you can get a idea what whe can do wink
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/everything-else-f9/unothe-man-whit-golden-hands-t4411.htm


and btw could you tell what other projects are you doing?


ohh...and adam..you have a nice RIV happy
liek the rims on the 1st picture
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Apr 25, 2009 2:59 pm

Well I apologize for offtopic too to Adam. Maybe two finns got a little bit carried away... We should start some PM to move off this thread.

But anyway cool Riviera and still waitin for those "Signature" badge pictures...

P.S. Snowdog...well...My "projects"; 6month baby, '72 El Camino ('95 LT1) and '77 Merc Colony Park 460cid.Now everyone knows nervous
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyTue Apr 28, 2009 11:53 pm

As requested here is a picture of the signature edition badge. There are two on the outside and one on the cover for the ash tray. Idk if it was a special package or a dealer add on and I'm not sure what exactly makes it a signature edition.


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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 29, 2009 12:42 am

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Methinks these cars should be exempt from license plates.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 29, 2009 10:02 am

interesting badge...never seen it before.

those license plates (black ones)
are used in finland on old cars +20years what have **% originality.
they can be registrered as museum cars. they have smaller taxes and can be driven like any other car on rod.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 29, 2009 7:08 pm

I like the tints, very clean man.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyWed Apr 29, 2009 10:32 pm

Thanks. Its hard to tell in the picture but the tints have a slight blue shade to them which I think really pops with the blue paint. After I wash the car and charge the battery for my camera I'll get some more pictures up along with some interior shots.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyThu Apr 30, 2009 10:06 am

nice riv man looks good
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Jun 06, 2009 3:15 pm

A couple undated pictures after a quick wash and wax. Polished up the wheels as well I think they came out pretty well.

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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Jun 06, 2009 3:47 pm

cant stop saying that this riv looks nice whit this color.
btw what happened whit your left front cornorlight?
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySat Jun 06, 2009 3:54 pm

Someone backed into the car and drove off 2 days after I bought it. Turns out its cracked in a way that lets air right into the area where the airbox pulls air from so I try to tell myself its a mod and not just the result of some asshole that hit my riv and drove off.
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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptySun Jun 07, 2009 1:33 am

These Signature Edition badges are nothing more than dealer add-ons to get more money out of the buyer's pocket. They're also on my 98, but will be coming off, I don't care for them at all.


parrot5254 wrote:
As requested here is a picture of the signature edition badge. There are two on the outside and one on the cover for the ash tray. Idk if it was a special package or a dealer add on and I'm not sure what exactly makes it a signature edition.


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PostSubject: Re: New 98 rivi on the block   New 98 rivi on the block EmptyMon Sep 07, 2009 7:05 pm

So since my last post Ive done a couple things to the riv. It has a "stealth" boost gauge where the ash tray used to be. I also painted the woodgrain in the center console black and plan to do the same with the woodgrain trim around the radio when I finally get around to replacing the radio ( new one is in the trunk just need a dash kit so everything lines up). I also added a custom fwi. Should have some pictures up later tonight or tomorrow.
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