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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:43 pm



yes.....i did every other tooth...thought itd make it look a little different..and i kinda like it...whats your thoughts?


a night pic..


passenger door


driver door...
what do you think of that lining? im also thinkin of doin the notch ontop of that peice as well..



that is a pic sumone thought of doin around the guages..thats what it looks like for the most part...not sure what you think of it..

well i still have a good bit of strippin left..not sure what else im gonna dow ith it...if i do use it..itll be interior only...

what do you guys think?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:55 pm


lol the thought had crossed my mind...pimp
chrome around the gauges or a/c vents would not go with the wood grain. the only other part i want to add chrome to is the pillar between the 2 windows. one other person on here did that and it looked good, but i dont want to half-ass it and layer 1/4" strips to make it wider no
i'll need to find some 1" wide chrome pieces to make it work.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:00 pm

I'm not too crazy about the interior stuff, but I like what you did with the grill. Alternating ribs... that's creative and looks nice!

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:58 pm

Haters! I detect haters! lmao just joshin'
I like the grill and it looks good around the gauges but I don't know if it will stay around the gauges very well...I'm not feelin' the door trim. sorry bro.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:28 am

The chrome does look slick on the grill, alternating teeth. I don't like the interior stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:09 am

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Looks great on the white Matthew! I think it makes the front end look much better.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:19 am

Grill looks great. I don't like the chrome on the interior though.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:10 pm

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Looks great on the white Matthew! I think it makes the front end look much better.
agree Also! thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 4:18 pm

SpaceBar wrote:
Grill looks great. I don't like the chrome on the interior though.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 5:42 pm

okkkkkk peopllleeee i ripped out the interior chrome and just to clear it up the guage chrome was never planned to be permanent..



this is my first high quality pic! i cleaned the interior really well today..and light rub on the exterior...and then cleaned the wheels...i got inside a lot of knoocks and crannys through the entire rivs doors hingegs and stuff like that..



thats the engine today too..after the insane cleaning..

hows this look?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:21 pm

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okkkkkk peopllleeee i ripped out the interior chrome and just to clear it up the guage chrome was never planned to be permanent..

Peer preasure does a body good! lol

It looks great Scotty! Props to you for the engine detail. That's a lot of hard work. She looks like you drove her off the show room floor. cool
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:27 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Peer preasure does a body good! lol

It looks great Scotty! Props to you for the engine detail. That's a lot of hard work. She looks like you drove her off the show room floor. cool
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Looks good thumbsup nice detail job! rock
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:34 pm

hahah thanks Jack and Randall.. yeah shes so clean right now..believe it or not..the engine was pretty much as clean as it was in that pic before i wiped it down thoroughly..vaccumed out some of the vents and little wells near the windsheild..and the other day i actually noticed "gunk" along the strippin along the front and rear windshield..so i took a blade from a utility knife and scraped dat $h!† off...anyone else have that problem? i guess it was just nastyness that just built up from the previous owner..but i think theres more under it and im scared to keep diggin cuz i dont know what im doin and dont wanna rip the rubber part or pull it off and not be able to get it back on.

theres just sumthin i wanna do to the interior..i dont know what but i want to do sumthin unique yet taseful...so no neon lights or nething lol..it just looks too plain and boring...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:07 pm

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jax95riv wrote:
Peer preasure does a body good! lol

It looks great Scotty! Props to you for the engine detail. That's a lot of hard work. She looks like you drove her off the show room floor. cool
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Looks good thumbsup nice detail job! rock
agree Detail, detail, detail..........
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:45 pm

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hahah thanks Jack and Randall.. yeah shes so clean right now..believe it or not..the engine was pretty much as clean as it was in that pic before i wiped it down thoroughly..vaccumed out some of the vents and little wells near the windsheild..and the other day i actually noticed "gunk" along the strippin along the front and rear windshield..so i took a blade from a utility knife and scraped dat $h!† off...anyone else have that problem? i guess it was just nastyness that just built up from the previous owner..but i think theres more under it and im scared to keep diggin cuz i dont know what im doin and dont wanna rip the rubber part or pull it off and not be able to get it back on.

theres just sumthin i wanna do to the interior..i dont know what but i want to do sumthin unique yet taseful...so no neon lights or nething lol..it just looks too plain and boring...

I had the same problem on both of mine and the rubber had split from the corners on the rear window, it will scrape off but it seemed to me there was some on the rubber that would not come off so with the split on them and seeing that they only cost around $35 I replaced them.

Ever think about tryin' this? It looks good in a light interior and dresses it up real nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:57 pm

99Rivman wrote:

Ever think about tryin' this? It looks good in a light interior and dresses it up real nice.

agree

Makes a huge difference in the interior.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:09 pm

i do agree with a dashkit..but..i dont wanna do that much work..to it..i wanna do something little yet noticeable...im still gonna give it some thought...and ill try some different stuff out...ill keep u all posted..
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:44 pm

You could always change out the shifter knob. BTW, We share the same shifter knob with the 4th Gen Camaro. So it should be easy to replace. I plan on changing the steering wheel, I think ours is fugly! I have the same crud on my front and back glass and it's been there since I bought it with 36K on the odom. I think most rivi's have that issue. I need to clean it up, just never got around to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:17 pm

good try with the gauge. I can be done but precision cutting and enough stripping, well it just seemed like a pain the the ars.

I really like the grill, it's mean looking and unique.

If you have any reccomendations for future chrome stripping projects let us know.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:21 pm

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i finally got around to chroming out my grill and doing the door sills like Andy(if it wasnt andysdorm then i'm sorry).

yeah, you got it right wink

Your's looks nicer than mine, you finnished of the ends of the sills too. Very nice
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Jun 20, 2007 10:24 pm

haha, I see your leftovers lol


I have pretty much the same amount left over and I didn't even do the grill scratch
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:04 am

The Sills look awesome...........Great Job man.........
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Thu Jun 21, 2007 12:22 am

Well well well I'm starting to see some visual mods I actually like.



What kit is this? It looks fantastic!



Heh heh, look at me and my toothy grin. I am a wolf. I bite you.



Black center section good, painted ground effects good.

Maybe the chrome wheel well trim should be painted body color. And the stuff around the windows.

I wonder how that would look on black 18's with chrome rings and at least a 1" drop in front.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:31 pm



what do u think of the chrome strippin around the reverse lights? i like it..lookin for some more input though...i did remove it already though..

also because of my car accident i had to get a new grill...which means i have to redo it..im gonna go about it a different way..ill have pics of it when i can get to it..should be sometime this week.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:46 pm

Pass on the reverse lights.

Don't overdo it with this stuff.
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