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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 2:08 am

wheres the pic?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 2:17 am


Looks pretty dusty but in about 2 weeks she will be pearl again. I want to order that spoiler before its painted.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 2:18 am

looks promising! I had the same plan but it was going to be steel extensions welded to the fender to close the gap somewhat.
take more pics!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 2:22 am

Do you mean the gap between the fender and the wheels? Thats interesting. I actually got tired of messing with the chrome mouldings overs the wheels and they had gotten removed previously by a paint shop.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 2:24 am


I'm going to post pics once I'm done with it. I've had this car for 10 years and just recently started to work on it again
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 8:33 am

love it ive been waitin to see what one looks like without them to decide wether or not to do mine now i know and they got to go!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 8:34 am

ive got that spoiler at the house waitin patiently lol. it looks great considering thats my factory color!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 9:02 am

Looks like you shaved the moldings off the front bumper too!? Any more pics from the front!?

AWESOME! I LOVE THE SHAVED RIV LOOK! SEXY AS FUCK!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 1:21 pm

Yea I had a few dents on the doors and decided to remove the moulding from both sides. I still have the mouldings stashed in the garage. I think it looks different. I saw this other spoiler that's a different version, three legs and no light. I was actually considering shaving the door handles but don't want to invest the effort. Ill post some pics once I get to a PC
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 1:25 pm

I like that 99 Charlie. My car looked exactly like that. Is it that tan interior? Mine has woodgrain dashboard and the chrome 7 spoke. I need 2 center caps with the rivi R
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 05, 2013 5:05 pm

chitown_riv98 wrote:
Do you mean the gap between the fender and the wheels? Thats interesting. I actually got tired of messing with the chrome mouldings overs the wheels and they had gotten removed previously by a paint shop.

yup.that gap.It's a mofo to fabricate metal extensions.I'm not giving up tho,just taking a break.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Tue May 07, 2013 10:56 pm

how would you suggest in filling this gap left by removing the chrome? Just body putty stuff and sand and smooth?

Any ideas on the molding/chrome trim on the small rear windows? Looks like it will peel off? Any experience on this part? Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed May 08, 2013 11:20 am

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Any ideas on the molding/chrome trim on the small rear windows?

No idea on the trim around, but on the rear side window lower moldings (on the 'shelf') you just slide them towards the front of the car about 1/2" and then they lift off easy.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed May 08, 2013 11:22 am

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charlieRobinson wrote:
Any ideas on the molding/chrome trim on the small rear windows?

No idea on the trim around, but on the rear side window lower moldings (on the 'shelf') you just slide them towards the front of the car about 1/2" and then they lift off easy.

Does it look weird, awful with them off? I will check this out tonight when I get home. I've got the bike with me today.
I'm trying to decide if I want to remove all chrome or just paint it black.
Thanks!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed May 08, 2013 11:36 am

charlieRobinson wrote:
deekster_caddy wrote:
charlieRobinson wrote:
Any ideas on the molding/chrome trim on the small rear windows?

No idea on the trim around, but on the rear side window lower moldings (on the 'shelf') you just slide them towards the front of the car about 1/2" and then they lift off easy.

Does it look weird, awful with them off? I will check this out tonight when I get home. I've got the bike with me today.
I'm trying to decide if I want to remove all chrome or just paint it black.
Thanks!

yeah you don't want to leave it off. I did it while I was respraying the area behind the door. But if you were going to plasti-dip it or something, it would be easier off the car. cool
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat May 11, 2013 12:48 am

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how would you suggest in filling this gap left by removing the chrome? Just body putty stuff and sand and smooth?

Any ideas on the molding/chrome trim on the small rear windows? Looks like it will peel off? Any experience on this part? Thank you!

I used A thick layer of Bondo glass to fill the first layer and bondo to try and get it smooth. I mean yea if you hit something its gonna crack off so drive carefully! LOL. Or save some paint and Filler for later repairs.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat May 11, 2013 9:11 am

you got some pictures you can share?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Fri May 24, 2013 11:55 am

WHERE THOSE PICS AT!?

so, ever since I got my springs installed, I've been thinking about how you said you hard mounted your body to the frame.

I am interested in this. Do you mean you just just replaced the subframe insulators with welds?

Please tell me more. What were the effects? Smoother ride? Flatter nose?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Fri May 24, 2013 12:39 pm

deyz a comin.
my preppin for paint thread is quickly turning into a general prep and repair thread.
hard mounting? I have all that info in the subframe mod.its in the search thing I think?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:38 pm

Robo, what have you been doing all summer? Where the pics at?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:42 pm

theyz a comin! I really have to get some oem white on her,it looks terrible.I'm holding off with the HOK paint cause I still dream of a bumper mod.I'm convinced I can make it happen,just gotta obey some basic fiberglass prep rules.
Thanks fer askin tho,shore do 'preciate it!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:08 pm

we're still waiting, man. Why are you making us wait so long?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun Sep 01, 2013 3:08 pm

Well,I'm starting a big furniture restoration project for a Vegas casino end of September,I should have time afterwards to absolute dedication to my project,I even have a bud who volunteered to help if I need it.Cool or what!?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sun May 25, 2014 8:15 pm

started gettin' baby ready for paint. the pics look similar to the last pics I took but they not.
I got the whole body mostly sanded down to 320 grit.

First pic is the hood all sanded down.Only have a few mini dents here and there



2nd pic is the antenna delete.



3rd pic is side mouldings delete.pretty smooth



4th pic is of the sail panel where it meets the quarter panel.I dug around and found some flex sealer but am pretty sure there is no great amount of flex here and its pretty shallow so it's gonna get filled up with kitty hair bondo



5th pic is the bumperette.Goin' bye bye.front and rear.A little fiberglass work and some kitty hair bondo and voilahz.



If I take my time I might just complete the car in less than 2 weeks.I would love to remove the rear sail windows but it's a giganto pain in the arse.

Amazingly I've only lost a clip or two removing all the trim that I'm gonna paint flat black btw.Also gonna do a alu/flat black scheme to the rims.I might leave the inner hoop in alu and the spokes and the outer rim lip in a nice flat black & clear coated in flat for extra protection
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon May 26, 2014 12:29 am

Finally! Keep us updated, Robo! MORE PHOTOS!
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