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PostSubject: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:45 am

Hey guys, my dad has a showroom on here with my car but hasnt been on in a while so I wanted to keep up to date with my own showroom. I own a 95 with everything in my signature now up to date. It was taken off the road for the winter and I drove an 03 Pontiac Vibe AWD for the colder months. We got it back out a few weeks ago and repainted the rims and put new Firestone Affinity tires on them. A couple recent pictures...



Today I got back to my spring plans for the car and built a FWI using a 3.5" Stainless steel U-bend and straightpipe I cut to fit with a 9" Spectre cone.


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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:56 pm

The FWI looks great! I just made mine last week, and the sound is so cool! I wish mine was made of steel like yours though! Oh and I love your paint job!
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:04 pm

haha. Thanks! My dad owns a collision shop and did the paint work for me. In regards to the FWI tho, Im seeing a big drop in gas mileage due to the obsession with the sound! hahaha wink
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:26 pm

I like it.Where did you buy the parts to make the FWI?
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:49 pm

Excellent job on the FWI, expect your gas mileage to stay low because of the sound!
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:54 pm

Thanks guys! And Robo, we ordered the tubing from "Stainless Works", the clamps at Home Depot and the cone at the local Advanced Auto.
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:58 pm

awsome.Would you see your way to posting the part #s for that bit of tubing freak
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:57 pm

Well Im not sure where the receipt is so Im not sure of the part number. My dad called to order the pieces. I found them on their site though.
We had a 3.5" 180* Mandrel U-Bend:
http://www.stainlessworks.net/products/build-components/tubing/180-degree-mandrel-u-bends.html

And 3' long 3.5" straight pipe:
http://www.stainlessworks.net/products/build-components/tubing/straight-tubing.html

I only needed about a foot of the straight pipe bu used most of the U-Bend with just a few scraps left over!

And heres the rest of their tubing:
http://www.stainlessworks.net/products/build-components/tubing.html
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:01 am

wow! not inexpensive eider?
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:14 am

Yeah, could've been cheaper, thats for sure! Its amazing how quick the price goes up with diameter. But it was a gift from dad for Christmas so I owe it all to him! bow
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jan 11, 2013 1:36 pm

Yo, Dave! Did you paint your wheels silver? Love the black top and shaved trunk lock. I am heading in the same direction.
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:03 pm

Thanks Charlie! My dad and I have painted the rims twice. The first time was the silver in the leftmost picture of my signature. I cracked a rim my first winter with the car cry but repainted a set last year. The new color is the one pictured in this thread an is a bit darker with more metallic and I love the new color especially after tinting the windows! Thanks again! happy
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:42 pm

You're welcome! I've always wondered what white or black stock wheels would look like on a white Riv. Hmmm....
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:47 pm

My dad painted one of the stock 12 spokes black just to try it and it was a bit much on that wheel but a sportier rim would be the way to go if you want black on the white!
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:51 pm

That's a beautiful car you have there thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:53 pm

ghpcnm wrote:
That's a beautiful car you have there thumbsup

Thank you kind sir smile
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:21 pm

Temp got up to 60 here in Buffalo, NY so the riv came out for the first time this winter! Cleaned it quick for some pictures. You can see the new window tints pretty well in a few of them!











Starting school again Monday so the Riv will be back to sleep until my break in early March!
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:00 pm

Thanks for the pics! I love seeing what my Riv will look like once I give it the same paint as yours!
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:05 am

Yes, very nice, showroom even. I especially like the look of the newly painted wheels.

Tell me, how do you get into the trunk if the device fails?
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:14 am

Hadn't really thought of that but I suppose the only way would be to take out the back seat and open it from the inside. Other than the audio equipment I dont really use the trunk aside from keeping my detailing supplies in there. It would be a nice mod if we could put a manual release in the rear wheelwell or something!
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:19 am

Well, maybe you could run a cable to under the back seat, similar to the gas filler door, as a backup. Just a thought.
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:25 am

That is a good idea and under the back seat would be much better! Definitely going to keep that in mind for this summer!
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:57 pm

Love the blacked out windows and sunroof. Tint looks great.
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sun Jan 13, 2013 8:11 pm

Thank you!! smile
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PostSubject: Re: Riv finally back on the road   Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:22 am

I like it. Looks very nice whit the bumpers and side skirts same color as the car.
could maybe update rims to 18'' or 19''?. would maybe look nice if you could get those? http://www.tomason.de/tn9_videoen.php
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