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PostSubject: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sun Jan 21, 2007 8:56 pm

Mine doesn't compare to Jax95Riv but maybe with some new paint it'll come close.



A Burlewood Dash Kit dresses up the interior very well.




I like to keep 'em clean under the hood, am going to have to try some performance mods soon though!



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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:49 pm

sweet. i was going to try to paint the "Riviera" under the hood, but i couldnt find paint that would adhere to the foam well. was that on there factory? mine is just black.
oh and where did you find those brake/gas pedels? with the chrome overlay.
i didnt realize the silencer on the intake tube was that large on the 95's!!!

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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:40 pm

Mine was black too, I had to replace it when I broke a belt! I painted it with testors model car paint, silver I think, the small enamel bottles. I did it before I installed it and it was still a pain even with it being molded in the liner.
The pedals are stock, guess I never noticed that they are different than the í99, GM must have only used them one year on this body style?!? They resemble the trim that was used on the pedals of the í65 Riv though.
The silencer is big, I guess it just isnít as noticeable on the Series II since it is turned down instead of sideways?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sun Jan 21, 2007 10:41 pm

Forgot to say thanks for the "sweet"!

This one has just over 53,000 miles on it.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Mon Jan 22, 2007 1:27 am

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Mine was black too, I had to replace it when I broke a belt! I painted it with testors model car paint, silver I think, the small enamel bottles. I did it before I installed it and it was still a pain even with it being molded in the liner.
The pedals are stock, guess I never noticed that they are different than the í99, GM must have only used them one year on this body style?!? They resemble the trim that was used on the pedals of the í65 Riv though.
The silencer is big, I guess it just isnít as noticeable on the Series II since it is turned down instead of sideways?

Beautiful 95! Is the wood trim kit really as dark as the pics look? MIne is much lighter than that, yours is the first I've seen in a different style than my 98 has.

The previous owner of mine also broke a belt and ripped up the hood insulation. I might replace it this summer, would love to try painting the Riv lettering too. Also, I don't think my 98 has the trim on the pedals.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Mon Jan 22, 2007 4:50 pm

I like the dark wood that you put on the dash. Nice pictures!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:09 pm

Very well kept for a 95. Looks fantastic. I love the dark trim interior.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:05 pm

That was kept under cover for most of its life unless it was repainted, but I think the former for the interior looks damn-near new. Under the hood looks banging to. I got to get cleaning my motor. Jax, it much harder cleaning the motor on the '95s without that huge Series II cover making everything look so neat! Ha Ha
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:46 pm

98riv wrote:
I like the dark wood that you put on the dash. Nice pictures!

Thanks, they had a light and a dark burlewood available and I thought the dark would look best with the light interior and black paint. I got that kit because of the one piece for the dash, I had seen a few kits with the main two pieces on each side of the radio and the three strips across it, but I liked the one piece better.
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Wed Jan 24, 2007 9:58 pm

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That was kept under cover for most of its life unless it was repainted, but I think the former for the interior looks damn-near new. Under the hood looks banging to. I got to get cleaning my motor. Jax, it much harder cleaning the motor on the '95s without that huge Series II cover making everything look so neat! Ha Ha

I am the second owner, the first owner parked it wherever and it shows. I found out a few months after I got it that it had been acid rained on and then a poor paint job over that. I got it in mid '99, I kept it in one of those freestanding carports until I got my garage built in '03. After the acid rain, the poor paint job, and all the polishing I have done to it there isn't much of any finish left. Zaino Bros polish can do wonders, even for a poor paint finish. Up close though the bad paint shows, so it will get a new paint job before the Riviera Meet this summer in Asheville
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Wed Jan 24, 2007 10:15 pm

Amen. Zaino kicks ass. Especially for black paint jobs. I wouldn't use anything else! It made my old paint job look good and the new paint look deep and wet...oops, sorry for the testimonial. razz

You do take great care of your vehicles Randall. You motivated me to clean my engine bay this weekend!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:16 pm

i'm not usually a fan of wood grain interior, but that dark burlewood looks awesome. if i was going to keep mine, i would definitely want to do that. lookin good
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:20 pm

jax95riv wrote:
Amen. Zaino kicks ass. Especially for black paint jobs. I wouldn't use anything else! It made my old paint job look good and the new paint look deep and wet...oops, sorry for the testimonial. razz

You do take great care of your vehicles Randall. You motivated me to clean my engine bay this weekend!

Zaino is good stuff, the '73 GS that won "Best of Show" at last years ROA meet is Black, not a swril mark on it and he had a Zaino bottle setting on it.
See it at:
http://www.rivowners.org/annualmeet/Eureka-Springs-05/pictures.html

Thanks for the compliments, I try to. They don't look too good right now, with the weather like it has been I haven't been very motivated myself.

How did your engine bay turn out Jack?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sat May 12, 2007 7:02 am

MMMM YUMMY!!!!
If you're really not happy with the appearance of your car, I'll swap ya! twisted

Like everyone else on your replies, I love the dash! Did you have it done in a shop or were you able to do it yourself? Is the supplier listed in the links section here?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sat May 12, 2007 9:01 am

Like everyone else on your replies, I love the dash! Did you have it done in a shop or were you able to do it yourself? Is the supplier listed in the links section here?
Kudos on the engine bay too. That is an area that really shows owner pride of a car clap
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sat May 12, 2007 9:17 am

Rebekahssm wrote:
MMMM YUMMY!!!!
If you're really not happy with the appearance of your car, I'll swap ya! twisted

Like everyone else on your replies, I love the dash! Did you have it done in a shop or were you able to do it yourself? Is the supplier listed in the links section here?

I did it myself, everywhere there is wood, those pieces came out of the car. I know they say you can do it with them in the car but I wanted to make sure it all went in perfect! I'll have to look for the name of the place I got it.

You can go here to see what it looks like right now!
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/Other-Stuff-c3/Exterior-f12/Latest-Project-PAINT-JOB-t707.htm
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Sat May 12, 2007 3:24 pm

The dash looks great, and that's my favorite color for the Riviera. Cool ride!!!cool
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Thu Jun 14, 2007 4:53 pm

jimmyriv wrote:
Kudos on the engine bay too. That is an area that really shows owner pride of a car clap

cman wrote:
The dash looks great, and that's my favorite color for the Riviera. Cool ride!!! cool

Sorry for the slight delay bonk

Thanks thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:58 pm

wow! Your interior looks amazing! wait, AMAZING! there that emphasizes it better.

I really need to look inwhat wood dash kit color looks best with the blue interior.

Any ideas?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Fri Jun 15, 2007 5:44 pm

super cleannnnnn

i'm in love with that dash kit.. my birthday is in about 8 months! wutcha gettin me lmao
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:33 pm

mcgusto82 wrote:
wow! Your interior looks amazing! wait, AMAZING! there that emphasizes it better.

I really need to look inwhat wood dash kit color looks best with the blue interior.

Any ideas?

Thanks. bow
We looked at some options on another thread:
http://rivperformance.editboard.com/Other-Stuff-c3/Interior-f20/black-dash-kit-t260-0.htm
and Troy, NO 4 EVR decided that probably a wood kit would be the only thing for a blue interior, I think probably a lighter wood though?
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Fri Jun 15, 2007 8:37 pm

RhinoFLA wrote:
super cleannnnnn

i'm in love with that dash kit.. my birthday is in about 8 months! wutcha gettin me lmao

Thanks bow
It'll probably take me longer than 8 months to recuperate from what trying to get paint on my '95 has cost me so maybe I'll get you the next year. beer
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:09 pm

Rebekahssm wrote:
MMMM YUMMY!!!!
If you're really not happy with the appearance of your car, I'll swap ya! twisted

Like everyone else on your replies, I love the dash! Did you have it done in a shop or were you able to do it yourself? Is the supplier listed in the links section here?

Thought I'd throw this here since the question was asked in this subject:
Sherwood Dash Kit: http://www.sherwooddash.com
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Mon Jun 30, 2008 2:17 pm

Just thought I'd put a picture of the new paint job here in the showroom. This is what it turned out like after getting it all back together and Gwyn and I detailing it for several hours for the show at the ROA Meet.

It still needs a coat or two of polish but it turned out pretty good overall ... not too bad for years worth of work!
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PostSubject: Re: 1995 Riviera ... updated 11/23/2009   Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:00 pm

Man thats a nice clean/new looking riv, makes my 95 look like trash. Is that dash from sherwood simulated wood or the real wood. just asking b/c i recently took off the crapy BD dash kit and looking for a better fitting one and saw thiers and im thinking about getting the real wood dash with the walnut burl to kinda match my red interior so theres less contrast.
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