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clubstacker1
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Name : Bob
Age : 59
Location : Brooklyn Park MN
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PostSubject: Newbie   Newbie EmptyFri May 15, 2009 4:27 pm

I picked up a 98 Riv on Monday it's a little neglected which is sad because these are great cars. It has only 78 K on it, nice color bule which I will need to repaint worst part about the car. since monday I was able to decrud the interior wash the engine, welded up the window channel and replace a couple of idler pullies. I've read lots of good info on your form I'll think I'am going to dump all may other projects and work on Rivs.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptyFri May 15, 2009 4:49 pm

Welcome!!!! good u found a Riv (and us)
Good luck with it and feel free to ask what you need to... (after search)
These guys are great and will help how they can
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stan
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptyFri May 15, 2009 8:58 pm

hey hey clubstacker1 welcome here
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deekster_caddy
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 1:50 pm

Welcome! Sounds like you picked a hefty project, but with all this info you should be fine.
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sburch23
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 2:28 pm

Maybe our new motto should be "Rescue a Riv"

What flavor of Blue?
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 3:03 pm

welded the window channel... what window channel? inside the door?

Albertj
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Name : Dino Blak
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 4:10 pm

Welcome!!! Congrats and good lucc with ur Rivi.....The people on here r extra cool, and if u need ANY help, sumbody here will help u out( but u gotta do a search 1st, cuz chances r that sumbody already asked ur qwestion in a previous thread, u kno) I love this forum, and just wanted to say "Enjoy!!"
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clubstacker1
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Name : Bob
Age : 59
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 9:12 pm

Well I thought welding the window channel might peak some interest. I noticed when I took the first test drive there was a 1/8 gap by the weather stripping. I read on this fourm that window seal this was a problem. When I took the drivers door apart there is a channel the window runs on towards the rear where the gap was. The window was up to high jaming on the upper door frame and the top of the window was also out to far. I discovered the the window stop bracket spot welds had seperated from the channel. This controls where the top of the window is supported. Sooo I stuck my wire feed welder into the weather stripping gap and welded the stop back on to the channel. IF YOU NEED TO DO THIS PROTECT THE GLASS WITH SOMETHING. I had to scrape some slag off the glass but did not reck it. I hope this can be help full to someone the only other way to fix it would be to replace everything and that looks like a pain in the @ss.
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Name : Dave
Age : 58
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 9:21 pm

Hey Bob, welcome and congrats on the new Riv! We've got a few upper midwest members here, I'm in Fargo.
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clubstacker1
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Name : Bob
Age : 59
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 10:37 pm

I'LL wave as pass by hopefully headin home to Devils Lake Memorial day in my new Riv I've got most of the bugs out of her.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySat May 16, 2009 10:48 pm

Well.... welcome bob... I'm from Cottage Grove.... on the otherside of the cities from you!!!! I go to Edin Borough Golf club quite a bit... and eat at McTavish's every now and than.. if its still called McTavish's who knows... My grandparents used to live off of 85th street right by (crestview) i believe the elementary is...

ANYWAY.... WELCOME... if you have any questions let me know.. I'm a EMAIL away...
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySun May 17, 2009 12:08 am

Got it - you tacked the channel back into place inside the door. Thanks for sharing. What would you suggest protecting the window with. I am thinking a piece of scrap such as a license plate or held on temporarily with a couple clips.

Albertj
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clubstacker1
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySun May 17, 2009 12:45 am

A pieace of metal that size would be ideal the splater I removed was about 3" in dia.
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clubstacker1
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Name : Bob
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySun May 17, 2009 12:49 am

Hey Travis that's now the Garvin Grill great food still, I am a stone through away off 252 and Humbolt. If your in the neighborhood look me up.
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySun May 17, 2009 2:00 pm

clubstacker1 wrote:
Hey Travis that's now the Garvin Grill great food still, I am a stone through away off 252 and Humbolt. If your in the neighborhood look me up.

cool cool... is 252 that highway with that walking bridge over it by McDonalds and Festival Foods??? I am not 100% familiar with Brooklyn park.. But i do know my way around that area!
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySun May 17, 2009 6:06 pm

Welcome, I used to live in Wisconsin, now after 4 years out of the midwest, looks like I will be headed for Dubuque IA. Hopefully be in the new job in 60 days, then move the wife when the house here in NC sells,
Maybe we can get enough members together for a road trip or a meet & greet anyway!
W E L C O M E !
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clubstacker1
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Name : Bob
Age : 59
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PostSubject: Re: Newbie   Newbie EmptySun May 17, 2009 11:28 pm

Hi travis you know my hood I'am just down the road to the south next intersection. I polished my turd shimes like no other still needs a paint j0b to bad who ever owned it did't maintain it. My wife is starting to take a liking to it.
By the way it is the royal blue peral from what my paint chips tell me. I"ll try to get my poop in the group and do the picture thing. Every day I learn something new about this car, but thats for another day.
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