HomeDashboardFAQSearchRiviera Questions & AnswersWrite-Ups IndexRegisterRelated LinksMemberlistLog in
Share | 
 

 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
AuthorMessage
Z-type
Fanatic
avatar

Name : Andrew Zamiska
Age : 29
Location : Cecil, PA - 25 miles south of Pittsburgh
Joined : 2009-06-29
Post Count : 1411
Merit : 59

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:56 pm

Where did you get them from? Last I heard there was someone on RegalGS that had made them.
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:07 pm

That's the same guy Andrew. I think his name was Ray.
Back to top Go down
Z-type
Fanatic
avatar

Name : Andrew Zamiska
Age : 29
Location : Cecil, PA - 25 miles south of Pittsburgh
Joined : 2009-06-29
Post Count : 1411
Merit : 59

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:23 am

Oh cool, so he's still hanging around.

They look pretty good on there! I happened to be lucky enough to own 3 original GS emblems...theyre awesome in person.
Back to top Go down
charlieRobinson
Junkie
avatar

Name : Charlie
Age : 31
Location : Toledo, OH
Joined : 2011-05-17
Post Count : 3900
Merit : 30

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:30 pm

Does the 6 mean 6 cylinder or 6 cylinder turbo?

Jordon can we get a shot a little farther back? Looks sweet.

Anyone who can badge their Riv as a GS is a BOSS twisted
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Thu Jan 29, 2015 1:27 am

Sorry I'm just getting back to you Charlie. Buick's all-red power 6 logo doesn't mean 6 cylinder turbo, but the red and yellow power 6 logo on the Grand National does. The history is a little murky. But the 1986 Century GS and 1986 LeSabre Grand National both featured the all-red power 6 logo and neither were turbocharged. Here's an article that explains it better. http://www.beforeblack.net/v6logo.htm

A few weeks back, I removed the factory Riviera badges for a much cleaner appearance. I love it!



Back to top Go down
Z-type
Fanatic
avatar

Name : Andrew Zamiska
Age : 29
Location : Cecil, PA - 25 miles south of Pittsburgh
Joined : 2009-06-29
Post Count : 1411
Merit : 59

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Thu Jan 29, 2015 8:19 am

I love these cars with those side badges removed. That's literally the first thing I did to my 97 when I bought it.
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Sun Mar 08, 2015 8:26 pm

Back to top Go down
stan
Addict


Joined : 2007-07-01
Post Count : 2256
Merit : 10

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:06 pm

I love the Riviera side scripts. That's why I bought the car..... hahaha
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:29 pm

They're very antique looking. I was never a fan. Makes the car look dated.
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Thu Jul 23, 2015 3:59 pm

My dad and I brought the Riv and GSX to the Buick Club of America National Convention in Springfield, MO in June. This is our first year as members. Surprisingly, both cars received a few snobby, perplexed looks from the geriatric crowd. After parking next to a fellow 96 Garnett Red/Burgundy Riv owner at the meet and complimenting his car, he rudely barked that I was parked in the wrong section.

Neither of us were able to compete against other Regals/Rivieras from the same generation because points would have been deducted for each modification made to our cars. Therefore, we both had to enter in the 400-point modified section dominated by '40s and '50s Buicks where owners received points for adding modifications like power steering, power disc brakes and air conditioning to their car. Even though ours were some of the nicest cars there, I believe they both finished dead last in the modified category simply because our cars came standard with over 50 percent of the modifications on the list. Despite the terrible, outdated car show format, I enjoyed talking with other Buick enthusiasts and drooling over some of the cars on display. Here are a few pictures. Enjoy!


















1970 Buick GSX Stage 1 4-speed




1969 Buick GS 400 Stage 1








Look closely to see the ghost flames.












Buick Wildcat concept




Back to top Go down
Rivit
Member
avatar

Name : Jim
Location : Walla Walla, Washington
Joined : 2013-09-22
Post Count : 181
Merit : 21

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:17 pm

Jordon, great picture posts of BCA National. I know your beautiful Riv and your Dads GSX presented well regardless thumbsup . Yes, BCA is predominately into exactingly restored originals, at one time "modified" cars were precluded from shows. But all that has changed and BCA modified class of members is growing and showing some fantastic enhanced, tricked and performance orientated cars. Bottom line, we're all car guys, and appreciate well presented BUICKS and appreciate their dedicated owners!clap Take time to attend next years BCA 50th Anniversary Celebration in Allentown, PA. July 27-30. It's shaping up to be an amazing show of fine Buicks banana banana banana
Back to top Go down
turtleman
Junkie
avatar

Name : Codith
Age : 29
Location : Villa Park, IL
Joined : 2007-02-08
Post Count : 3592
Merit : 123

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:29 pm

great pictures!
what was that last one?
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 10:52 am

So I wasn't happy with the light output from my tinted tail lights, so I decided to try something new. I was planning on having the paint stripped and going with a lighter tint, but the same body man who built my hood came up with a different idea.

After sanding for what seemed like an hour just to see the red lens again where the light shines through, we decided to save ourselves some time leave the rest of my tint intact while taping off the brake and turn light area. I also scuffed up the surrounding chrome trim and had him paint it gloss black to match my grille.

I don't believe I've ever seen this design done before, but I think it looks awesome. It works really well on a red car and seems to flow much better. Also looks a bit more sporty IMO. I'll get the car cleaned up tomorrow for better pictures, but what do you think?




Back to top Go down
matt270avian
Addict
avatar

Name : Matt
Age : 21
Location : Frederick, MD
Joined : 2012-01-15
Post Count : 2671
Merit : 49

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 12:05 pm

I want to try this so bad, but I'm so afraid I'll mess it up....
Back to top Go down
charlieRobinson
Junkie
avatar

Name : Charlie
Age : 31
Location : Toledo, OH
Joined : 2011-05-17
Post Count : 3900
Merit : 30

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:13 pm

i just tinted the tail lights on the 9-7x and im happy with it. Used vinyl tiny wrap.

Plan on wrapping the riv tail light too. Definitely like the way you did yours Jordan. Nice work. You plan on shaving the trunk lock?

Also, I put some monster LEDs in the Riv for my reverse lights and they are awesome. Super bright white light.
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:27 pm

turtleman wrote:
great pictures!
what was that last one?

Sorry I just seen I missed this. That's a 65 Skylark Gran Sport.
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:29 pm

charlieRobinson wrote:
i just tinted the tail lights on the 9-7x and im happy with it. Used vinyl tiny wrap.

Plan on wrapping the riv tail light too. Definitely like the way you did yours Jordan. Nice work. You plan on shaving the trunk lock?

Also, I put some monster LEDs in the Riv for my reverse lights and they are awesome. Super bright white light.

Probably won't shave the trunk lock as my key fob works intermittently. Just needs a new battery, but I haven't got around to it.

I have never messed with vinyl before, but I'm sure it will look good. Post pics afterward!
Back to top Go down
deekster_caddy
Master


Name : Derek
Age : 44
Location : Reading, MA
Joined : 2007-01-31
Post Count : 7715
Merit : 109

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:57 pm

69GSColorado wrote:
So I wasn't happy with the light output from my tinted tail lights, so I decided to try something new. I was planning on having the paint stripped and going with a lighter tint, but the same body man who built my hood came up with a different idea.

After sanding for what seemed like an hour just to see the red lens again where the light shines through, we decided to save ourselves some time leave the rest of my tint intact while taping off the brake and turn light area. I also scuffed up the surrounding chrome trim and had him paint it gloss black to match my grille.

I don't believe I've ever seen this design done before, but I think it looks awesome. It works really well on a red car and seems to flow much better. Also looks a bit more sporty IMO. I'll get the car cleaned up tomorrow for better pictures, but what do you think?



Wow, I really like the way this came out. I'm not a fan of tinted taillights because of the low visibility issues, this looks great to me.
Back to top Go down
turtleman
Junkie
avatar

Name : Codith
Age : 29
Location : Villa Park, IL
Joined : 2007-02-08
Post Count : 3592
Merit : 123

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:45 pm

The taillight looks really good!
Back to top Go down
charlieRobinson
Junkie
avatar

Name : Charlie
Age : 31
Location : Toledo, OH
Joined : 2011-05-17
Post Count : 3900
Merit : 30

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:09 pm

J, did you polish the reverse section of the lights? Mine look kinda browned. Was thinking about doing a headlight restoration to them.
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Wed Sep 09, 2015 10:07 am

charlieRobinson wrote:
J, did you polish the reverse section of the lights? Mine look kinda browned. Was thinking about doing a headlight restoration to them.

Yes, mine have always stayed nice because I wet sanded and polished them and had them re-cleared. Give it a try, they always turn out nice. smile
Back to top Go down
AA
Administrator
avatar

Name : Aaron
Age : 39
Location : C-bus, Ohio
Joined : 2007-01-13
Post Count : 18263
Merit : 237

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Wed Sep 09, 2015 6:49 pm

Looks good! Kind of a Euro look with the black edges. My chrome is not so good on the tail lamp - I need to do something like this.

_________________
'98 SC Riviera 268k miles 298 HP/370 TQ 0-60: 5.79s ET: 13.97 @ 99.28 4087 lb 20.1 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:30
3.4" pulley AL104 plugs 180 t-stat FWI w/K&N 1.9:1 rockers OR pushrods LS6 valve springs SLP headers ZZP fuel rails
KYB GR2 struts MaxAir shocks Addco sway bars UMI bushings GM STB Enkei 18" EV5s w/ Dunlop DZ101s F-body calipers
EBC bluestuff/Hawk HP plus SS lines Brembo slotted discs DHP tuned Aeroforce Hidden Hitch


'05 GTO 49k miles 0-60: 4.8s 16.9 avg MPG Nelson Ledges Lap: 1:26
Because fun
Back to top Go down
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/657082/4
matt270avian
Addict
avatar

Name : Matt
Age : 21
Location : Frederick, MD
Joined : 2012-01-15
Post Count : 2671
Merit : 49

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:16 pm

How did you get such sharp edges if it was spray tint?
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:31 pm

matt270avian wrote:
How did you get such sharp edges if it was spray tint?

We taped it off around the only area that emits light. And the black isn't technically tint. It's PPG gloss black paint with clear coat I believe. I didn't want the light shining around the edges. It's a crisp, clear cutoff. I'll have to get some good night pictures. With the LED taillights installed, it's BRIGHT!
Back to top Go down
69GSColorado
Member
avatar

Name : Jordon
Joined : 2011-07-16
Post Count : 405
Merit : 28

PostSubject: Re: 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!   Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:33 pm

AA wrote:
Looks good! Kind of a Euro look with the black edges. My chrome is not so good on the tail lamp - I need to do something like this.


Thanks Aaron! With the grille and tail lights done, I'm starting to think about blacking out the window and fender trim as well.
Back to top Go down
 
69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 9 of 10Go to page : Previous  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10  Next
 Similar topics
-
» 69GSColorado's 1996 Riviera GS -- New Tail Light Design!!!
» My new 1996 Riviera -- Light Jadestone Metallic, normally aspirated
» clear tail light lens
» LED Rear Tail Light Option
» NEW Mustang tail light modification!

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Riviera Performance ::   General :: Showroom-
Jump to: