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98inWPB
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PostSubject: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyWed Jan 08, 2020 9:08 am

Currently ...

Back edit after figuring out hosting

Everything shown in the photos, aside from reassembly, happens over 15 days.

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyWed Jan 08, 2020 11:26 am

Ed, i also could never post pics years ago .... don't know what's with this site?
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyWed Jan 08, 2020 3:41 pm

Never tried posting from a phone, but I can post images hosted on my Deviant Art account. I have to use Tinyurl.com to shorten them first.

Your code should look like -

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyWed Jan 08, 2020 7:45 pm

Thanks, at least it confirms that I am not totally inapt, I’m just not willing to give my email address and password to post a photo, seems irrelevant and potentially intrusive, my phone is indicating the connection is not secure
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySat Jan 18, 2020 8:48 am

Progress continues, Im still collecting pics, car is almost ready for paint, will update when there is time to deal with pic hosting.
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 12:54 am

Alrighty, things have progressed at a unexpected rate, pic as of 2 weeks ago, apologies for starting in the middle.

What we have here is the riv freshly revived from its 6 month slumber, being in primer for a few years this is where the current chapter starts.

(still looking for something to show from its past but that may take some time)

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Trunk just swiped off of the parts car:

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 1:38 am

We started at the trunk area as this is when work stopped last year after hastily repairing the roof and LR 1/4 panel from a tree hit.
Hoping the addition of seam sealer, where the rear fenders attach, catches the body leak that has plagued the RR floor since restoration #1.  Yes there was fine rubber inserts in the seam for a finished look, they were not viable nor practical to reinstall during round 1

(package tray carpet has been changed 2 times,once black, then red!  Seems there is nothing like factory stuff for UV resistance, more on that later)

Sorry for the crap photos, just winging it, work is happening fast and this is a unplanned documentary.

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 2:11 am

Next was removal of the taillight fillers

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Trunk cut in and back on, bumpers swiped from parts car, yeah I'm aware some things may be slightly out of order

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Roof stripped, body work almost finished, remember, this is the second roof and it too has been tree hit.
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Trivia, since 2005, with never hitting another car, formally a sunroof car, 2nd roof, 2nd set of doors, 2nd set of bumper supports/covers, 3rd hood/trunk shocked


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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 2:24 am

On a roll here...

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Hood oxidation, It is possible the parts car lived a couple years up north, otherwise there is no rust on this car.

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Pics a little shuffled, front bumper beyond practical repair due to a recent blowout cracking multiple layers of paint, easier to swap out, while it was off, before paint, I also swapped the cracked radiator (yeah, I admitted things were getting neglected the last few years, sorry no pics)
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 4:57 pm

Fascinating.
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 9:29 pm

Ed brother unbelievable. I only wish this Riv was an SA restored to the bolt. Well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 10:28 pm

Thanks, here is the next round, first I start with a forgotten pic, sealing under the trunk hinges, then we get into more primer prep.

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Front bumper support had lost the little lips that hold the cover straight to the inside of the headlight, swapping front bumper from parts car
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Glancing blow from tree branch repaired

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Sealer primer was good to hold things together between annual repairs, but to prevent any chance of lifting, epoxy primer has been used on top surfaces.

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Almost ready for the booth

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Smoothing out primer on mirror with 400 grit

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A few bays down, outside the rented booth saturday afternoon

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 19, 2020 11:02 pm

Post paint teaser

I found the thread with front fender trim clips, how about whatever I need for this issue?

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyTue Jan 21, 2020 11:00 pm

In the booth

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Base color to brighten

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All covered
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First red
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All red
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First clear
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Hood Clear
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All Clear
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyTue Jan 21, 2020 11:22 pm

Very nice.
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyWed Jan 22, 2020 4:52 am

I love it
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyWed Jan 22, 2020 1:34 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyWed Jan 22, 2020 9:29 pm

Work slows as the hardest parts is done, other interruptions, like bringing home the bacon and a dent in the inlaws van have distracted my painter friend but we are almost caught up to current(trunk seal, trunk shocks and roof rubbers installed)

Planning on a couple hour road trip in 2 weeks, need to get back on it quickly.

Next round of pics: Its dry

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Quick booth Cleanup/move out
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First time in the sun

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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyThu Jan 23, 2020 5:12 am

Yep I love it, but again this should've been a Silver Arrow restored to the bolt.
I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyThu Jan 23, 2020 9:20 pm

stan wrote:
Yep I love it, but again this should've been a Silver Arrow restored to the bolt.
I love it.

Honestly I do not feel qualified to have a SA, Im obviously hard on stuff, every car owned is used, if its nothing special, kept around for a few years till ugly/tired then killed off in a demo derby  twisted

Fortunately this riv is one of my few exceptions, it must live another decade ride



Next round of pics soon.


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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyThu Jan 23, 2020 11:17 pm

Car back indoors
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Laying out stuff
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Inventorying years of accumulated parts and stuff
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Time to find something to install, turns out I didn't get these back in 10 yrs ago
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptyFri Jan 24, 2020 12:05 am

Time to pick the best remaining parts, I have 2 tail lights, the parts car unit wins by 20% but its filthy from years of sitting
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All new bulbs and electrical grease
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Put filler pieces back on with some seam sealer
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As of tonight
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 26, 2020 12:15 am

This weekends honey do list just got bumped, the buick takes center stage as it needs some mechanical love after the body and interior get restored.

Digging deeper and laying out more of the spare parts stash
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Whats this?!? Looks like a 8 yr old unopened bag of fender chrome clips  joy
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Best of the lot selected for cleaning
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In the sun to dry (it may be winter most places but not here)
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All housings/lenses taped off, borders and backing plates retouched with flat black
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Front bumper was only mocked up to paint, need to take it back off to get headlights/park-turn lenses back in

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All new front bulbs
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Years of accumulated paint and primer about to disappear
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And like those car shows where they seemingly finish stuff in minutes
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PostSubject: Re: Restoration Pics   Restoration Pics EmptySun Jan 26, 2020 12:57 am

And the first chip is found, car got painted with hood slightly open, out of place corner foam got glued to the hood and has torn free boohoo Life goes on, this is going to be driven a bit, glad to have that out of the way.

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Up till now we had been mostly working together, Today I was selecting/cleaning parts, he has been touching up everything for me to reinstall.
From this point we split up for different tasks, but I wind up helping with the lower trim prep getting distracted from picking pieces off parts car.
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A little prep with red scotchbrite followed by grease and wax remover
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GM thought charcoal looked fine, trying flat black this time around

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Black not dry enough to flatten out yet but wanted to snap a pic with it glossy
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