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taongisurvivor
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PostSubject: 1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions.....   1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions..... EmptySun Jul 21, 2013 4:42 pm

I drove to Birmingham Friday and picked up the Riviera from the body shop. The guys at Sherrill's Body Shop did a fantastic job! When they first looked at the car, they were concerned about the removal and replacement of the chrome trim around the front wheel wells and the removal of the script trim that says Riviera behind the doors. As feared, the Riviera script on the passenger side broke during removal. Also the chrome trim along the front wheel wells does not fit properly.

Question 1: Are new trim pieces available???

Saturday I worked most of the day replacing the ABS/Traction Control Hydraulic Valve Modulator (without letting one drop of brake fluid touch the new paint!) and installing the new rotors, powder coated calipers, and Akebono pads. All went well there, except the pads shipped for the rear were the wrong pads in the right box. That will throw me back a week or so waiting for the correct pads for the rear. Mounted the existing tires (the only thing on the car that was good) on the new rims, so now I have 4 OEM rims with lug nuts and center caps left over.

Question 2: Is there a market for the OEM rims and center caps?? Absolutely no curb rash on the rims. The caps are fair. I will ship to someone for free if they would pay for the shipping.

Hoping now that the Traction Control Off light goes off now that I have installed a rebuilt hydraulic valve. The black car with red calipers and drilled rotors with chrome spoke wheels really look good. That is one sexy ride! I took pictures but have not yet broke the code to figure out how to post.
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions.....   1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions..... EmptySun Jul 21, 2013 5:46 pm

ans 1: no! hard to find used.
ans 2: ebay avg 100 a rim without caps. oem caps 50+

may sell my chrome trim if price is right. have front ones off already thinking bout fillin them and not usin
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions.....   1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions..... EmptySun Jul 21, 2013 6:22 pm

Caps are usually more towards $30 each, and rims are about $100 each with caps (from my experience anyways).
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions.....   1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions..... EmptyMon Jul 22, 2013 12:45 am

I purchased a set of center caps at my local flea market in Alsip,Ill for $50. They are the chrome ones without the R or Buick flags tho. I also purchased a rim at a wreckers for $55 but I needed to sand down the inner lip because there was some corrosion. I also have seen the chrome trim at the UpicknPull. I removed the trim all around and it is now smooth instead of having the chrome.
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PostSubject: Re: 1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions.....   1996 Riviera Back From Body Shop - Questions..... EmptyMon Jul 22, 2013 12:51 am

Im not done yet, but I was going for the shaved look. The mouldings were also removed. I ordered the spoiler with the 3rd brake light and will be adding that on when done with paint.
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