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J. Chris Davis
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptySun Oct 14, 2018 7:06 pm

Got the projector lenses and LEDs in and the car all cleaned up.

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 5:06 pm

I'm still here with my Riv, stalking the forums.  Nothing new to report other than I replaced my battery again after 8 years. Otherwise just working on my new to me Vette. Put in a nice aftermarket stereo with Double Din DVD player that has android auto. Basically the same as what I have in the Riv with a few speaker changes.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 5:47 pm

Nice job on your vette, my 99 trans am has the same issues. Which radio did you go with and did you have to cut up the bay.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 6:31 pm

Thank you! I'm using the Pioneer AVH-4100NEX in both the Riv and Vette.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 6:56 pm

I will check that unit out, ty.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 7:01 pm

Sorry, I forgot to answer your other question.  In the Riv I may have had to cut out the very back piece for the new radio to go back far enough.  Wasn't a big deal.  The Vette I had bought an aftermarket Vettenuts Double Din Bezel and had to make brackets for it to mount and fit properly.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 7:43 pm

I think I read it has a detachable face?
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 7:52 pm

Correct.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 8:14 pm

That works for me with dual rear usb's so I can run them through the console. One for a flash drive b/c I like it more then bluetooth and the other for my phone if I want to run waze or charge. The full customizable screen doesn't hurt either. Ty.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Feb 27, 2019 8:28 pm

This will do iPhone Carplay or Android Auto. I have had these for 4 years or so just so you know. So there are probably newer models out.
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I saw it thank you.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Mar 27, 2019 3:53 am

That's a sharp looking Vette. I dig the headlights.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyWed Mar 27, 2019 9:20 am

Thanks man!  I've actually done more with it over the winter.  Put in a new stereo system with a back up camera.  Pretty much like what I have in the Riv.  Also changed everything single light bulb to LED and finished the black outs on the exterior.  Then lastly before I was able to drive the car again was to replace the rotors with drilled/slotted, replace the brake pads and paint the calipers and brackets.  I still need to get a set of black wheels and larger tires.  Hopefully I'll get that done this summer.  Here are a few pictures of the progress.


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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyThu Mar 28, 2019 1:20 am

Orange car is 73 or 74 Plymouth Road Runner? Sorry but I spotted some familiar parts.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyThu Mar 28, 2019 9:12 am

That would be a 73 with a bored and stroked built 440.  Original 99k 400 motor sits on an engine stand.
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Also yours?

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyThu Mar 28, 2019 1:59 pm

That one would be one of my Dad's toys. Bought it about 18 years ago. Here's a picture of it.

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Nah, just kidding, lol. Found that one online. Here are a couple of pictures when he first got it. It has 17" wheels of the same on it now. I'm going to have to get some new pictures. I don't even have any of the interior. I'll post some more when I get those.

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyThu Mar 28, 2019 7:51 pm

17" Cragar SS? That's news to me.

That's a beautiful car. I don't see many 73-73 Road Runners - or Road Runners of any vintage.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyThu Mar 28, 2019 9:02 pm

LOVE those Roadrunners!!

Beautiful car!

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyThu Mar 28, 2019 10:52 pm

The Vettes and the Trans Am aren't bad either . . .

As far as muscle car goes, IMO the 71-72 Road Runners are about as good as it gets, although apparently most people think they're ugly? I can't see that at all. The 73-74 Road Runners lost a little in the looks department, but didn't get beat with the ugly stick like the Charger did. It doesn't look like the bumpers got pushed out to meet safety standards.
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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 9:34 am

Here's a bad picture of 17" Cragar the wheels. I was actually taking a picture of my Camaro at the time.

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PostSubject: Re: My 98 Buick Riviera   My 98 Buick Riviera - Page 12 EmptyFri Mar 29, 2019 12:53 pm

Jack the R wrote:
The Vettes and the Trans Am aren't bad either . . .

As far as muscle car goes, IMO the 71-72 Road Runners are about as good as it gets, although apparently most people think they're ugly?  I can't see that at all.  The 73-74 Road Runners lost a little in the looks department, but didn't get beat with the ugly stick like the Charger did. It doesn't look like the bumpers got pushed out to meet safety standards.

Chrysler met the 74 standards on many of its cars by tacking huge nerfs onto the 73 bumpers. Can't see these on the one posted here because the bumpers and nerfs are painted black BUT if you do a web search for almost any 1974 chrysler/plymouth/dodge you can't miss them. Big rubber blocks on chrome standoffs, attached to the front and rear faces of the 1973 bumpers.
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J. Chris Davis wrote:
Here's a bad picture of 17" Cragar the wheels.  I was actually taking a picture of my Camaro at the time.


Nice!


albertj - I've seen the giant rubber pieces on 73-74 Chargers. I can live with the rubber pieces easier than the huge gap caused by pushing the bumpers out.
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my 73 Dodge Polara had some BIG rubber bumpers on it, they were good for trying to push you buddy into an intersection at a red light & not damage either car.

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