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KillaKeninaRiv
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PostSubject: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 10:54 pm

My 1997 Riviera SDC10042 I think this one should be in my avatar. Its like its saying, ''Im a Riviera, and Im classy...but at the same time, Im in the hood!''


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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 11:00 pm

How do you like the spoiler, now that it is installed.?
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 10, 2010 11:02 pm

The spoiler sets it apart from every other Riviera Ive seen so far in the city. I saw a Regal that had it installed, but no Riviera's so far.

My 1997 Riviera SDC10050

My 1997 Riviera SDC10035

My 1997 Riviera SDC10054 A good view of the Ambassador Bridge. I like to take my car in the oddest of places.

My 1997 Riviera SDC10046 In the tunnel underneath Hart Plaza

My 1997 Riviera SDC10045 View of one of the towers of the Renaissance Center (GM) from my moonroof


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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 16, 2010 4:56 am

My 1997 Riviera SDC10060-1
My 1997 Riviera SDC10061 I decided to say screw the all chrome wheel and do a flat black/chrome.
My 1997 Riviera SDC10062 The hardest part was taping it off. On this one, I oversprayed and made it run, foolishly I wiped it, hence the line on one of the blades. I have to resand this one and respray to make it all even. Aside from that, everything else came out perfectly.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 16, 2010 8:09 am

Official notice.

It Happened.

Nice pics Kenny

Albertj
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 16, 2010 10:18 am

nice job on the wheels.nice spoiler. but its inverted.its orientation will create lift at high speeds. can it be adjusted?
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 16, 2010 6:15 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
nice job on the wheels.nice spoiler. but its inverted.its orientation will create lift at high speeds. can it be adjusted?

shape of the curvature alone can be misleading. The profile fo the airfoil willstrongly affect lift. Also, at usual US highway speeds the bloomin things don't make a substantial difference. I think that it's above say 90 MPH one might start to get a gain or take a hit... again depending on the size of spoiler and its profile.

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DEMonte1997
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptyFri Apr 16, 2010 6:20 pm

Looks good!!!
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 1:41 am

No offense but its driving me crazy.....get some tar remover and clean behind the rear wheels!!!

Looks good otherwise. smile
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crlombardi69
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 2:26 am

I think that those rims are gonna look awesome once you finish them and get them on!I like the bridge to Canada pic the best and what abandoned building was that in your other one?We should have a get together with the Mi riv's! I know there is about five of us real close to Detroit.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 6:15 am

To VJD2: Yeah it drives me crazy too lol. I hadn't intended to take any pics that day, but I was driving downtown and I saw this abandoned factory near the Coast Guard station, it was nice and sunny so I got out and got a few pics off. When I got towards to Ambassador Bridge, I went down this dirty back road and got a few more off. Now that I think about it, I should wash it completely and do it over again
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 6:25 am

crlombardi69 wrote:
I think that those rims are gonna look awesome once you finish them and get them on!I like the bridge to Canada pic the best and what abandoned building was that in your other one?We should have a get together with the Mi riv's! I know there is about five of us real close to Detroit.
Thanks everybody! That building was an abandoned factory just south of the Belle Isle Bridge. There's a Coast Guard station and a new park there, along with a few condominium complexes hidden along the back street off the river. That factory was an eyesore, so I figured it would make a good backdrop. In the other one with the Ambassador, it was at a loading dock/railyard along Jefferson just past the Post Office. That street got the car FILTHY.

I know that Abaddon lives near me, Anoswal, and you, and I think there's another somewhere else in SE MI, and I think there was another two or three in the western part of the state. I ran into a guy on the street with a nice Riviera and told him about the site, as he had never heard of it before. There are some really nice Riviera's riding around, but there's little representation! Maybe I should throw an ad on craigslist?
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 10:49 am

I have an idea.....us nearby MI riv's should pack up our guns, and go do a group shoot in front of the old train station! I think that with the right vantage point it would look sweet wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 4:09 pm

That sounds cool count me in!That could be our anual meeting place each spring.(As long as it stays standing)Let me know when and I'll be there.
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KillaKeninaRiv
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 18, 2010 5:43 pm

That train station would be a great spot. Or we could go and mass in front of the Renaissance Center and see what they say lol.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 6:04 pm

My 1997 Riviera SDC10067 Mounted the new rims today. KMC Unit 20x8.5 on
Nexen 255/35/ZR20
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 6:07 pm

Looks good. I like the black on polished.....
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crlombardi69
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 6:43 pm

That's a sweet looking Rivi! I also like the black rims w/polished lip.
Looks real clean. I just put 19,s on my riv last week. We need to all get together and do a group photo.
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KillaKeninaRiv
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 7:10 pm

And yes VDJ2...thats grime built up around the front wheel wells lol

Thanks you guys! I think Im going to give it a thorough wash and wax if it doesnt rain tomorrow. This guy said I shouldve painted them white...however, I dont have the centercaps. They want $266 shipped for them on ebay. Im thinking about getting Buick caps and painting them to match.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 10:27 pm

KillaKeninaRiv wrote:
And yes VDJ2...thats grime built up around the front wheel wells lol

Thanks you guys! I think Im going to give it a thorough wash and wax if it doesnt rain tomorrow. This guy said I shouldve painted them white...however, I dont have the centercaps. They want $266 shipped for them on ebay. Im thinking about getting Buick caps and painting them to match.

Clean your damn rocker panels!! shout Haha, just kidding.

Those wheels look great! Nice job but I'd like to see pics with a little more light on the wheels. They are a little dark in that picture.
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 10:54 pm

Yeah, I was under the hotel canopy out front. Its supposed to be raining here for the next few days. I wanted to go all out cleaning, but I'll stick to the interior. I'll make sure to get those closeups for ya lol
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySat Apr 24, 2010 11:25 pm

Looks killer.

Dare I say you could probably get away with matching the chrome fender arches with the wheels (ie: flat black or something). Just sayin.... wink
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptySun Apr 25, 2010 9:47 am

Now that the lights and wheels andf tint are black, I want a black car! I want mine looking like yours. It''ll be called a coupe hearse
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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptyThu Jun 17, 2010 10:51 pm

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PostSubject: Re: My 1997 Riviera   My 1997 Riviera EmptyThu Jun 17, 2010 10:52 pm

My 1997 Riviera DSCI0039 I went and painted the rims white now, but one of these days when I get some time, Im going to have them redone and clearcoated.
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