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PostSubject: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 2:26 am

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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 9:07 am

o shit! look at that! I love a shaved Riv!
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 9:48 am

looks awesome! I did the same thing but your'e way ahead of me!
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 10:02 am

Has anyone tried something more aggressive on the side? Fender flares, custom skirt, etc. Not saying to make it look like a ricer, but more along the lines of the ground effects package on a 98-02 F-body. Not in your face, but not subtle either.
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 10:13 am

I attempted fender extensions,ya know,closing the gap somewhat and following closer the circle of the tire.Had to ditch the project.Extensions or flares really necessitate the use of an English wheel and careful Pie cuts in existing fender and arches.Difficult stuff.I saw some pics of a dude in Russia,of all places,craft flares outa Fiberglass.Only problem there is the different expansion characteristics of the 2 materials.Makes for tidy whiitle cracks over time. jmo tho. Steel fabrication is the way to go but ya gotta have special tools if it's to come out right,namely metal bending & shaping tools.The Riv looks super cool BTW with flares or gap closing extensions!
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 4:10 pm

That looks great! Did you just pack it full of body filler?
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 6:31 pm

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
That looks great! Did you just pack it full of body filler?

Who,moi? no. That's pure 18gauge sheet steel.The extensions themselves came out great but,the contour was off just enough to where I was using too much filler.I didn't have to trowel it on,but I wanted it to be closer to just needing a thin skim. Didn't come out that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 6:35 pm

robotennis61 wrote:

Sir Psycho Sexy wrote:
That looks great! Did you just pack it full of body filler?


Who,moi?  no. That's pure 18gauge sheet steel.The extensions themselves came out great but,the contour was off just enough to where I was using too much filler.I didn't have to trowel it on,but I wanted it to be closer to just needing a thin skim. Didn't come out that way.

I meant Ruben, sorry! haha but i remember seeing your project a while back and liking what you were doing. Never really got any further with it?
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 6:42 pm

Nope.The GF iz bustin chops about me rollin around in a primered car.she just dont get it!?
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 6:43 pm

Im about to be rollin in primer soon... Maybe our GFs can bitch to each other!
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyThu Jul 25, 2013 7:45 pm

i was primer before it was cool! lol
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 10:52 am

Sorry for the delay guys, but I've been in the garage sanding away.  I actually used fiberglass filler to fill in the groove where the moulding went. I didnt want to go thru all the work of welding in metal because I would have never finished.  I also shaved the door locks and antenna.  I still need to clean up a lil overspray and put the wheel well liners and door gaskets back on. But I took her out for the victory cruise last night.
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 10:56 am

I really missed driving the riv for about 6 months. I did a bunch of maintenance on it. Valve cover gaskets, tune up, 3.4 pulley, SC oil and coupler and some other stuff. Next up PCM and exhaust


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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 11:22 am

Ohh! more pics por favor!
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 11:59 am

Looking mighty fine thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyFri Aug 09, 2013 12:36 pm

Thanks Dave. I love your wheels. I hope to find some newer Buick rims for my riv. I've had it for about 10 years
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptySun Aug 18, 2013 12:39 am

Shaved Rivs are always sweet.
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyWed Aug 21, 2013 9:27 pm

chitown_riv98 wrote:
I really missed driving the riv for about 6 months. I did a bunch of maintenance on it.  Valve cover gaskets, tune up, 3.4 pulley, SC oil and coupler and some other stuff. Next up PCM and exhaust


Chi Town Riv Garage10
Ya know,looks real good but can you post some pics of the riv in a full side view? I'm thinking about deleting the trim but am afraid the gaps might be too large.It might not be a problem from me because my ride is lowered a bit more...
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyWed Sep 04, 2013 8:33 pm

Sorry for the delay Robo, I had not checked in since I was working on my work van. Dam Fords! But here is a pic I had on my phone of a side view.  I cant complain, I think it looks cool and I've been getting some stares and thumbs up from Riv owners in my area.  I still need to wet sand with 2000 and buff the paint out. I painted the rockers with flat black paint. I need an alignment and to have the camber adjusted since I replaced my outer tie rods on both sides and also the strut assemblies. I've been procrastinating on putting the spoiler on cause I cant bear drilling holes in my trunk but I think this weekend it will b complete

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[img]Chi Town Riv Spoile10[/img]
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyWed Sep 04, 2013 9:04 pm

wow! shave + wheel well chrome delete looks SICK!

NICE!

Can't wait to see some more shots with the spoiler!
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PostSubject: temp   Chi Town Riv EmptyWed Sep 04, 2013 10:27 pm

Thanks Charlie, I appreciate the compliment. The key holes on the door handles and antenna are also deleted. The locks were rusted/seized. Its been in the garage for close to a year getting some maintenance done.  I still need exhaust work, FWI and a reprogrammed PCM would be nice.  I'll post some better pics once I install the spoiler.  I also want to get some buick 18s with good tires on there someday.
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyFri Sep 06, 2013 8:43 am

THUMBS UP thumbsup 
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PostSubject: Re: Chi Town Riv   Chi Town Riv EmptyFri Sep 06, 2013 10:30 am

looks good!
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