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That's really really nice, man. clap
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Damn that car is pretty. That's the kind of Riv I'd race through traffic like a madman to catch up to....

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Jordon your '96' is beautiful. I see many newer $80,000 autos on the road that don't look this good.
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Artwerk!
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ARTWERK
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Looks Great!!! thumbsup
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Looking gooood. That red is sharp.
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The full reveal will be tomorrow during the calendar voting wink
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oh shit! That's sweet!  I'd thought of doing a riv hood with those Jag vents for ages, but YOU DID IT!

ALL THE WANT!

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That is really, really, really cool.
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Looks good. I'd like to see the underside of it, and a few distance angles of the entire car....
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Please take a picture of the front!
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Wiiiiiiiiiii......
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Well, I guess I could spare another teaser until tomorrow. This one won't be in the calendar anyway razz

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Dude!!!!
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Wiiiiiiiiiii bro.....
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How? Did you just make a fiberglass mold of the original with some foam or something to make the hump?
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Yes, details. That looks sweet.
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I can't take the credit. I had two awesome body men take my design and bring it to life. They molded the shape with foam and then glassed over it. The hood then had to be modified so the vents would sit flush. Eventually, the bottom was neatly cut out to remove the foam because it was expanding in the heat. The hood liner covers all of it from underneath, and it looks stock with the hood open. The lines of the cowl flow with the fenders, which was exactly my plan. I didn't want any creases, so the edges of the cowl were smoothed to flow with the shape of the car. It now looks like the Riviera Gran Sport that Buick never built. I absolutely love it.
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Nice, very muscular looking! If there were a Riv GS, it could have very wheel looked like this. And don't take this the wrong way, but it sort of has a mid-'90s Mustang GT look to it. That's good, because it means you're staying within the styling period of the Riv = OEM-looking cowl hood. Good job by you and your crew, Jordon.

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Now you'll get even more people thinking it's rwd. Lol.
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sweet! tint those amber turn signals and shave the molding off the body and you are super car status.

WIsh my Riv looked half as good as yours!
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Most of the supercharged Jaguars have these vents on the hood.Looks crazy cool on a Riv.
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Nicely done! Looks like it could have come from the factory that way. Need to see the hood open photos!
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charlieRobinson wrote:
sweet! tint those amber turn signals and shave the molding off the body and you are super car status.

WIsh my Riv looked half as good as yours!

I kind of like the signals and the molding because it breaks things up a bit, makes it look more OEM. All I would do is drop the suspension a smidge and it would be good to go.
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