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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:54 pm

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Pass on the reverse lights.

Don't overdo it with this stuff.

I have to agree...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:01 pm

i agree. just wanted to make sure i got the same feedback..like i said..i removed it as soon as i did it.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:17 pm

Nothing wrong with trying something new, and you know I think you scored a win with the grill.

Since you've got more chrome stripping, can you find the part # for it?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:25 pm

thats the old grill that ur seeing..yes i like it...but im gonna try something different when i redo it. not sayin what...but itll either look great...or be a disaster lol..yea jack ill get u the part number when i go get more strippin..could be 2morro 2sday or wed...then thursday is my day off so ill prolly detail the riv..i am also lookin at using a black strippin for the interior..i know people said dont overdo the chrome..so im gonna test black out.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:49 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Jack the R wrote:
Pass on the reverse lights.

Don't overdo it with this stuff.

I have to agree...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:17 am

I see no need to redo the grill. It looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:16 am

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I see no need to redo the grill. It looks great.

He got into an accident and needed a new grill.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:14 pm

thanks Patrick..i was just gonna let it go though lol
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 2:37 pm

I picked up some chrome door edging today. I'll see how that looks on it. It'll be more rounded if anyone gets close enough to look, but since it grips around the sides it should be more secure.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 3:25 pm

also doin it that way itll look FULLER or THICKER if u will..possibly look better
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:48 pm

2 strips wasn't enough. My Riv looks like a shark with a few teeth knocked out.

Seeing it in person, I'm kinda undecided. I think the extra width of the door trim helps. It doesn't follow the curve of the plastic teeth as well though. It sticks out a bit at the top. I'm going to get more door stripping to finish it before deciding. The fact that it doesn't look factory when you get up close is killing me.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:13 pm

i understand what u mean..i picked up my chrome strippin today..and i got some lil thing for my interior that i will have to check out. will either be really lame or pretty sweet...im excited to get on this stuff. prolly cant do the grill till thursday though
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:06 pm

I'd like to see a close up of the grill when you get it done.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:55 pm

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I'd like to see a close up of the grill when you get it done.

http://rivperformance.editboard.com/Other-Stuff-c3/Exterior-f12/Custom-Chrome-Grill-t719-0.htm

Theres a couple close-ups of the grills in there. I think all of them have all of the lines with the chrome on it not every other like he did.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Tue Jul 31, 2007 1:06 am

Check out MY custom grill:



Just kidding. Well, sort of. That IS my Riviera, but that's when it was having bodywork done (it still is).

When I get my Riv back, I'm doing this chrome grill thing as well, looks great!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:26 am

scratch at least you have good air flow. you should make a ram air intake happy
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:50 pm

ust wanted to update..new grill work is underway...from a distance i feel it will look good..up close..not so much..its very tough the way im doin it..youll see when im finished..which might be 2morrow if not thursday..
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PostSubject: The Best Riv Grill You'll Ever See! (With Closed Hood Pics)   Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:13 pm



how bout that??? 3/4 inch stripping..just big enough to touch to slits in the grill..will soon test out at high speed and rain whenever it rains here next.


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:17 pm

That's pretty cool. Be sure to monitor engine coolant temps closely!

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:54 pm

u really think this could affect the engine temp?
theres still airflow goin through the alternate slits...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:11 pm

As long as you don't mod the engine.

How about a pic with the hood down?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:16 pm

It appears you're covering the radiator by at least 60%. Don't know if it will run hotter, but it can't run any cooler, imo. It will probably be okay, just watch on hot days.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:54 pm

Put a 180 degree Thermostat in the car just to be safe. As for the grill I really like it can you please take a shot with the hood closed.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:30 pm

oldsman105 wrote:
Put a 180 degree Thermostat in the car just to be safe. As for the grill I really like it can you please take a shot with the hood closed.



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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Custom Chrome Grill   Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:03 pm

Nice, Lets see hood shut pic
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