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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:17 pm

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WOW!!!
 Great work, Robo. And a beautiful color choice. Wouldn't have thought to pick that color
myself--and that's my loss. Looking forward to seeing the finished job--on a calendar.
 
 I don't really want to push you, but I should mention here that one of the primary things on
my bucket list is to see your Riv when it's really completed, new custom bumpers and all. And I'm probably not going to last too much longer.

Hey thanks Jim! I'm afraid to say my custom bumper did not turn out well.I still think my idea can work.I'm going to put the oem bumpers back on.They'll look real good all painted up.

Hey man,You'll be around along time! lots more Riv in your miles!

The paint should be fully cured by tomorrow and the assembly begins.Lots of bits & pieces.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:54 am

That's Cool thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:14 pm

Here is the finished car

Still gotta match the bumper valance,front / rear to match the rockers





the car sits a little higher on an incline than it does on level ground.




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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat Oct 04, 2014 7:22 pm

Love those smooth sides thumbsup
Looks good, what are your plans for the rockers?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:20 pm

Gotta paint the bumper skirts to match em
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:13 pm

Perfect Robo,these cars look great in green.... (no Riviera scripts?)
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:18 pm

Thanks!None.I prefer it that way
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Sat Oct 04, 2014 9:52 pm

Jamax wrote:
WOW!!!
 Great work, Robo. And a beautiful color choice. Wouldn't have thought to pick that color
myself--and that's my loss. Looking forward to seeing the finished job--on a calendar.
 
 I don't really want to push you, but I should mention here that one of the primary things on
my bucket list is to see your Riv when it's really completed, new custom bumpers and all. And I'm probably not going to last too much longer.

So what do you think, Jamax?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:34 am

That looks beautiful.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:19 am

Robo! LOOKIN GOOD, HOMIE!


What tool(s) did you use to strip the paint down to bare metal to prep for the paint?

Just a wire brush + rotary tool?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Oct 06, 2014 11:41 am

I only sanded down the body with 350 & 400 grit then primed.
I made a few mistakes that need to be fixed. Missed a few spots along the doors and a bare spot or two on the inside of the mirrors.The interior of the doors still need a little more clear so does the underneath of the hood and trunk lid.Otherwise I'm happy with the overall first time result.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Thu Oct 09, 2014 1:57 pm

Very Nice!! I am a big fan of the dark green. My '96' was dark green. Wish I could have found my '98' in that color instead of pearl white. It was low mileage tho and when the roof started to peel and flake, I had it painted the seafoam green of my '65'. So I have a two tone and it don't look too bad at all.... thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Thu Oct 09, 2014 3:29 pm

Jim I love the white pearl more than the green haha....
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:42 pm

Hey Robo,
 Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, but when you're in bad enough shape to have to cancel doctor appointments, neglecting a friend comes with the package. They're not making spare parts for a 1936 model anymore, and the originals don't work so well now. I may have to get rid of my Riv because I have a lot of trouble getting in and out of it. Makes a nice garage ornament, though, and I don't burn a lot of gas.
 Anyway...back to your question. What do I think of your Riv? You did an exquisite job on it. Love the color. Didn't thank anything was wrong with the trim until I saw yours with it removed.
Now [i]that[i] makes a big difference!
 That is one gorgeous Riv!
 Did I mention that I like it?

        Jim
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:42 pm

Jamax wrote:
Hey Robo,
 Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, but when you're in bad enough shape to have to cancel doctor appointments, neglecting a friend comes with the package. They're not making spare parts for a 1936 model anymore, and the originals don't work so well now. I may have to get rid of my Riv because I have a lot of trouble getting in and out of it. Makes a nice garage ornament, though, and I don't burn a lot of gas.
 Anyway...back to your question. What do I think of your Riv? You did an exquisite job on it. Love the color. Didn't thank anything was wrong with the trim until I saw yours with it removed.
Now [i]that[i] makes a big difference!
 That is one gorgeous Riv!
 Did I mention that I like it?

        Jim


Hey,thanks, Jim! Glad you like the way the Riv came out!  She looks way better with the side trim removed.Real clean.No mall parking.
Still gotta a bunch of little Nikity knacks to finish but she's almost done,specialty hardware and the like.
Thanks again for the compliment!
Take care of you're health my friend,watch what you eat and only natural.Get some fresh squeezed vegi juices everyday and you'll be fine!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Dec 03, 2014 4:39 pm

Is she alive??
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Dec 03, 2014 5:09 pm

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Is she alive??

Nope.Siezed fuel pump
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Wed Dec 03, 2014 7:04 pm

That's not what we want to hear.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:44 am

I love your shaved rivi robo! Looks awesome. I'm throwing an engine on my shaved riv

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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:04 am

Ruben, do you have a show room thread? I want to see more pics!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:21 am

Aww thanx Charlie you made my day! I'm putting an engine in her. Once I'm done I'm gonna load some pics of the whole car. Its stuck in the garage till I'm done fixn her up. Its been my daily driver for 10 years
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:18 pm

Robo's sorry 2 hear!!!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:37 pm

flyineagle96 wrote:
Robo's sorry 2 hear!!!

Shit happens
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:45 pm

I cant wait until i start preppin for paint..

Robo get a dang fuel pump and LETS GO
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:59 pm

charlieRobinson wrote:
I cant wait until i start preppin for paint..

Robo get a dang fuel pump and LETS GO


I'm getting one real soon.I found them online at Amazon for around $64 dollars.The exact same ones that Intense sells for $130 +
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