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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySun Oct 11, 2009 5:41 pm

Timo,
On page 12 of this thread I see you made an airbox for your cone filter.
Could you take some close up pictures of what you made when you get the time.
I'm interested in seeing how your keeping the hot engine compartment air out of the filter.
Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyMon Oct 12, 2009 12:27 pm

Rickw wrote:
How about some pic's of the new paint job.?????

Here you go...
can you say PERMUDA GREEEEN?!?! happy

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the recepy is....2 weekends of taking things apart, sanding like Crazy...
1 coat of permuda green 1 coat closs whit Green flakes 2 more coats of closs and Finaly 1 coat of heavy ecuipment closs what is EXSTRA strong,


i have not seen my riv after painting in personal...will see on fryday...uno told it looks good now...and if it dos...guess i own him a bottle of WISKEY! lol....
will start to asamble on fryday...
and SAND the whole car ower whit 2000 sandpaper and after that polish...should get smoother then the mirror lol...

ohh btw
did not use much flakes...just some...they sparkle good on sunny days and nights on street lights.
also....leted uno paint the lips on bumpers car color...will look then on fryday if they suit or not(may make the bumpers look too big..or booring)
then will ower paint the lips black or dark gray....


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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyMon Oct 12, 2009 1:03 pm

Beautiful!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyMon Oct 12, 2009 1:07 pm

looking good!
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyMon Oct 12, 2009 1:57 pm

man thats a nice color
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyMon Oct 12, 2009 3:57 pm

Great Job!!!!!!!!! Cant wait to see it put back together!


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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyMon Oct 12, 2009 7:40 pm

Love the color!

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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyFri Oct 16, 2009 7:16 am

today śanded the car √≥wer again whit 600paper to get it perfect smooth.. now uno will again spray it ower whit closs and then the painting is finished.

alos buted the lights back into rear and front bumper. before that polished them one more time.
they look now like brand new.
also buyed 2 stainless steel OO tips.
they look kinda long but the tips will be out from back in same lenght as the bumper or maybe a litle bit more.

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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyFri Oct 16, 2009 7:22 am

Just think, you will have the best looking Riv in the whole region!

Are you thinking about any customization other than the tips?

Like maybe some real faint "ghost flames"?

I cant wait for some pics....
Bert tavis
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyFri Oct 16, 2009 7:52 am

well... not sure..from outside this car relly looks...just..so....perfect? and why would i have to change anythign when it looks allready so good happy..
well..exhaust will be new...have some high flow performance muflers from usa. the whole exhaust will be 2 1/2inch
also buyed some things for the engine. cos i am anyways goign to change all seals and gaskets on the engine when the kit arrives.. so i decided to dress it up a bit tho. buyed today some high temperature paints.

alos rebuild the brakes.
sandblast and paint them silver.
have allready brand new rootors bads on front. new rears rootors and bads are on its way here.

and it all takes monney...
have spended 1200euro on it this month rolleyes neutral

will see what the future brings and maybe get some more ideas lol.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 12:32 pm

This is how much i could asamble it atm..
need to get new resistors or how ever they are called for the handels lights. the last owner buted led lights in the exterjor door handels.

but one on the drivers door was broken.
so i have now new led lights but need the resistors to make the 12V into 3V. so thats why i cant but them back.

also need to wait for the ratainers and other parts what are on way from usa(will take 1-3weeks)
and need someone who could get the new taillight and some other interjor parts from my home in estonia.

oh well here are some pictures..
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 3:42 pm

Looks real nice. I like the color.
Can't wait to see it in the sunshine.
BTW, ordered the remaining clips you need.
Now it's a waiting game.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 3:50 pm

So that's what they looked like in showrooms...

If you could keep it with a satin finish, like this:

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Even though that's just the paint without any protective clear coat, it would look amazing.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 4:02 pm

whitout the protective closs coat it wont last long. also it would get dirty easely cos the paint survice under microscope would look like a sand paper. whti the closs it fills the holes and makes it smooth.(the dust and dirt do not stick on it.. but yes it looks nice whit just the paint and matt survice.

and Thanks Rick..cant wait to get the riv done and drive it again.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 6:26 pm

Are you reusing the original rubber seals or replacing them?

How about the seam on each side of the roof that has that rubber seal down inside of it, did you just paint the rubber? I have always wondered how to go about repainting one of these vehicles...
Thanks

Oh and your car looks Marvelous! clap

Bert
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 6:36 pm

He hasn't ask me to order any rubber seals....yet.
I've ordered or bought all the components/parts he's asked for and am shipping a boatload of stuff.
Maybe he was able to get the rubber parts locally. I don't know for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 6:44 pm

ibmoses wrote:
I have always wondered how to go about repainting one of these vehicles...
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Bert
I know Randall has obviously done a lot with prepping these properly for re-paint and has posted some good info.
But I agree with you, I've looked at the car closely and see rubber sandwiched everywhere. Between the rear quarter panels and the roof, The rain gutter in the roof, all the window seals and external reveals, etc.
There are rubber pieces everywhere that would make a perfect restoration very difficult.
And if you are planning on keeping the car for another decade before restoring you have to start buying all that rubber and all the misc. clips and fasteners now before they are all obsolete.
It's happening fast.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 17, 2009 6:52 pm

The car looks like it was in very nice shape before you painted it, but now it look as good as new. Nice detail work on all the lights. I am also curious about what you did with the rubber on each side of the roof. Can you take some pics of that area? Great job Timo.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 12:54 am

for avoiding future water leaks i left them in.
the seals on roof and the seals on the back what go from trunk to the rear side windows.
i do not see a point of taking them off. and the last owner had anyways painted the car before whitout removing them (only the part where the side sleas connect front of the trunk i did not paint), now they have a paint what connects everything. (i had some water in trunk so i was thinking that the seals on the sides may have leaked .. but the actual leaks where behind the rear light on sides.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySun Oct 18, 2009 7:43 am

Rickw wrote:
ibmoses wrote:
I have always wondered how to go about repainting one of these vehicles...
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Bert
I know Randall has obviously done a lot with prepping these properly for re-paint and has posted some good info.
But I agree with you, I've looked at the car closely and see rubber sandwiched everywhere. Between the rear quarter panels and the roof, The rain gutter in the roof, all the window seals and external reveals, etc.
There are rubber pieces everywhere that would make a perfect restoration very difficult.
And if you are planning on keeping the car for another decade before restoring you have to start buying all that rubber and all the misc. clips and fasteners now before they are all obsolete.
It's happening fast.
It has already happened! headshot
The pieces between the sail panel and the rear quarter and the trim around the rear window were not available last year when eWolfe painted his. I had purchased a couple of spares in '07 so I was able to help him out.
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Forgot to say ... LOOKS GREAT TIMO thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 24, 2009 5:12 am

some update...the parts will arrive in about 2 weeks.
then i will have again lots to do.

atm done so much as there was possible.
cos im driving in a zone where the temperature goes from max 30C on summer and on winter max -30C then i had to spray the bottom and wheel spaces of the car whit some thick soft stone absurber spray...(or how ever it could be called)
should protect it for rust for long long time. also it will block some exterjor sounds on comming through the body into car.

then made new door handle lightning.
the last owner had allready made ones in the handles whit green led lights, but only the passenger side one worked.
i wanted to but new green lights but did not found any.
so i buyed one cheep led flachlight and took 2 leds of it...buted some resistors and wires on them and connected whit the interjor lightnign circle.

works very nicely...but still shame i did not found any green ones..
oh well here some pictures...
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also waiting for the sport mufflers to arrive so i can start to build a 2 1/2 inch exhaust from headers till end.
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guess i will atm use the stock cat till i can find somewhere a 2 1/2 highflow cat...

been thinking of deleiting the resonator...has anyone ever deleted it??? was the sound toooo loud after that? any videos?
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptySat Oct 24, 2009 5:02 pm

I have removed the resonator and other than very minor highway drone, I don't feel like it changes it too much on the tail end. You can find a video of my exhaust while the car is on the dyno on my showcase. I would like a deeper tone and will probably go with either the 40 series muffler or something else comparible.
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyFri Nov 06, 2009 1:46 pm

parts...
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(engine full gasket, sealing kit, new front left wheel bearing, new fuelpump, new fuel filter, rear caliber rebuild kit, rear disks,SC oil, AC rebuild kit, lots of diferent clips, and other things....all thanks to Rick)

changed front left bearing..
sandblasted all calibers, primed and painted whit heatresist chroom paint.
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rebuilded rear calibers, intsalled new rear disc's and bads.
intstalled new fuel bump. changed fuel filter,

took SC and intake manifault off.
changing manifault, SC, gaskets, new injector o rings, and lots of other gasgets and sealings, also rebuilding AC pump.

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Polishing in progress...

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continue tomorrow...
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PostSubject: Re: Snowdog's Riv   Snowdog's Riv - Page 9 EmptyFri Nov 06, 2009 2:03 pm

Timo,
About your CAT, look at ZZP's web site for the 3" high flow MagnaFlow CAT.
That is what I put on my car and I remember it was not expensive.
I could get it and ship to you with next order if you can't get one over there.
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