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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 14, 2010 9:47 pm

Not not change the topic but what kind of wheels are on your Regal and what size?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 14, 2010 10:01 pm

looking really good!
makes me want to do the blacking and shading on my car but I'm not gonna
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 14, 2010 10:10 pm

Looks pretty stealth Rick. I'm surprised the cops don't pull you over all the time. wink
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 14, 2010 11:38 pm

Yeah the regal better watch out because the rivi's have the ability to win people over as their favorite car to drive!You have two very sharp automobiles!Imo(and I'm sure many others)mean machines!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 15, 2010 1:31 am

Brian-They are SLP 17x7s. Not many made from what I've seen. ClubGP seems to have a few members with them. I lucked out and got them from a local Regal guy. Nice rims big 1" lip on them. I've been happy with them.

Thanks for the comments guys. Hope to not get harassed by the cops for this blacked out rig. :/
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 12:04 am

Little bit of a quandary here.

The Riv is currently blacked out totally except for the polished aluminum on the rims and the Riviera symbols up front and in back. I even removed the supercharged symbol, painted it flat black and reinstalled on the back decklid. Looks good.

So do you guys think I should go all the way and paint both Riv symbols black as well? I like the R up front but not a fan of the trunk keyhole version.

Here's a better pic of it head on:

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So I'm looking for suggestions from everyone here. Right now I'm leaning towards just leaving the front emblem alone and making sure the rest is blacked out.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 2:58 am

I don't know how you get away with the blacked out lights, but it looks great.
The only thing left is to tear out the interior and replace it with the early black interior... jump

But seriously, you have to leave SOME homage to the Riviera nameplate/logo. I'd say that the grill and trunk ornaments are the last, mystical items to leave in place.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 7:59 am

Agreed, leave the R's on the trunk lid and in the grille as they are, black everything else out. As for the wheels, I think it would look better if you blacked out the center caps but left the rim silver.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 11:33 am

Imo the frt grill looks good like you have it.As far as the rear decklid/key hole cover plate I don't like the way it looks on my black riv either. Maybe you can remove it and black it all out except for the "R". Just an idea because everything else you have changed so far looks stealth! Very custom one off beauty. Keep up the good work.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 12:11 pm

even though im sure you already know what ill say lol ....
i always wondered about painting my hood ornament black to match the grill, but was unsure for the longest time. i ended up painting it and never wanted to change it back.
i say finish the murder job, you have no idea what i would give to have my car black you should take advantage of it twisted

by the way, that car looks meaner every time you post a picture, nice work!
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 2:20 pm

nice ride!! i have to tint out my turn signals too.

maybe redo my head and tail light and put some 5% tint on it.

Love the GRILL!! i have an extra on in the garage, ill probably paint it later today now that i saw how yours looks
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 4:32 pm

Thanks for the feedback and the props! I'm leaning towards painting the "Rs" front and back gloss black and the base of them flat black. That should pretty much complete the look. More pics to follow hopefully by the weekend as long as the weather holds up. smile
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 6:51 pm

i cant wait to see what it looks like, its really amazing what a small thing like that getting changed can do to a car though, i think it will look sick.
meanwhile, do you have any rear end pics that show the supercharged emblem you did?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 7:09 pm

DEMonte1997 wrote:

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That looks F'ing sinister! New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 Angry-smiley-013

Should make any ricer crap his pants. afraid

I could go either way with the R emblem in the grille.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 7:40 pm

Personally, I like badging on a car, they add points of interest aside from the bodylines themselves, but in your case.....
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I say make it all black, it would look wicked. This way the dominant appeal becomes the shape itself and people will say, "what kinda car is that"?
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 7:41 pm

I like the "R"s left chrome. I think painting them might be going too far. Just my opinion. But if you're going for the Mad Max look, might be your ticket.

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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 7:45 pm

BMD wrote:
This way the dominant appeal becomes the shape itself and people will say, "what kinda car is that"?

yeah....thats IF they can even see it lol twisted
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 9:08 pm

IMO, leave the chrome R on the front, and "shave" the trunk lock off. Looks bad ass
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 21, 2010 10:56 pm

97 park ave wrote:
BMD wrote:
This way the dominant appeal becomes the shape itself and people will say, "what kinda car is that"?

yeah....thats IF they can even see it lol twisted

Boy, talk about a car that needs its DRL's so other drivers can see it... wink
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Eldo wrote:
Boy, talk about a car that needs its DRL's so other drivers can see it... wink

Wow dude.....wow laughat
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 22, 2010 1:27 am

LOL at Eldo!!!!!!!!!! That was awesome-totally my laugh for the night. happy

I really like the photoshop at the end of pg6 (thanks to BMD for that) . Looks about right for this car but I also want to leave a little more Riv heritage in there so I'm hoping the gloss black on the Riv symbol will work. :/

Thanks again for the feedback guys, I really appreciate it. pirate
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 22, 2010 6:39 pm

97 park ave wrote:
i cant wait to see what it looks like, its really amazing what a small thing like that getting changed can do to a car though, i think it will look sick.
meanwhile, do you have any rear end pics that show the supercharged emblem you did?

Tyler,

Totally forgot about this. I'll snag a pic and post it up tonight. It's not fantastic and now that I look at it, it might be a tad crooked. Still better than when it was stock.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptyThu Apr 22, 2010 11:05 pm

Ever think about having the emblems in black chrome? That would be really sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 25, 2010 2:22 pm

Here's a pic Tyler. Sorry that took so long frown

It doesn't look that bad the more I get used to it. The chrome R back there really needs to be black I think though..

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edit: Brian-The black chrome idea sounds great. Not sure if I could pull that off with the back piece being laminated (like Aaron said). I might try to mask the "R" on that and see if I can paint everything around it flat black. Just seems like a huge hassle though :/


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PostSubject: Re: New rides added 9/14/13   New rides added 9/14/13 - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 25, 2010 2:53 pm

I think the Ultimate solution the R on the trunk is to have it shaved and filled in.
I think that looks very good on the Riv's that I've seen it done on. It cleans up the whole back of the car and even though it is such a small thing, I think removing it has a dramatic effect.
There are a few on here for reference.
I would find out how much that costs and budget for it and in the mean time you can paint it black and see how that looks also.
Heck you can always remove the paint if you don't like it.
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