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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyFri Feb 10, 2012 5:39 pm

ran out of product.got to order some more.otherwise it's lookin good.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptySat Feb 11, 2012 11:40 pm

Can't wait to see this done. if you are successful, and it looks great, do you plan on producing more from your master mold for sale to other members? <3
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 12:39 am

I'm thinking about it.so far the project is coming along.just need to order another gallon foam kit and the end product will dictate if making a mold is feasable,so far,even with the rough shell,the car just moves along in the air real nice.maybe it's my imagination but the car feels more slippery
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 10:09 am

Car feels more "SLIPPERY",could that just be, from the vaseline on your seat? poke LOL I had to you left it!!! : lmfao
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptySun Feb 12, 2012 3:07 pm

I'm a party animal! what can i tell ya?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 1:54 am

This project has become more than just a bumper mod and paint.Now I'm welding in fender spacers to close the wheel gap.The pic here is just a sample piece I had in my garage.It will be replaced with 18 ga steelpreppin for paint - Page 4 HPIM1416
a couple more pics of how the bumper is comin along.I still need some more foampreppin for paint - Page 4 HPIM1422
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 4:29 am

how much does it cost to paint gloss black by the way, you doing all prep work?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 12:49 pm

It depends on the quality of the paint and the guy spraying it.It's a huge job painting a car right. So many components needed.$300 to $30.000 and up and everywhere in between and a bunch of jackasses along the way telling you how it should be done.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 1:07 pm

c0reyl wrote:
how much does it cost to paint gloss black by the way, you doing all prep work?

Corey:

Page 5 of this thread may help you in your quest: https://rivperformance.editboard.com/t8797p60-featured-ride


Good Luck !!!

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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Feb 15, 2012 3:24 pm

I would like to see a bigger grill up front on the riv. kinda like the Maserati GT's grill.

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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 6:49 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
This project has become more than just a bumper mod and paint.Now I'm welding in fender spacers to close the wheel gap.The pic here is just a sample piece I had in my garage.It will be replaced with 18 ga steel
a couple more pics of how the bumper is comin along.I still need some more
Robo, what is your plan for the fender spacers? are you going to mesh them with the body of the car with the bondo putty stuff then sand them smooth and blend it in?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 6:54 pm

nah,i'm gonna leave 'em there all Mad Max 'n shit!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 7:07 pm

robotennis61 wrote:
nah,i'm gonna leave 'em there all Mad Max 'n shit!
are you for serious? takin' it techno retro rat rod style?
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 7:58 pm

Dude that would be pretty sweet robo. She looks like she has a black eye right now with the primed front fender. wink
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 5:58 pm

Any updates???
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 6:29 pm

ran outta dosh for the bumper mod.
I just got in the steel for the fender extensions and hope to start work on 'em this week.
Good grief! once a mod starts it never ends!?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyMon Mar 12, 2012 6:51 pm

Well, I definitely understand how things never seem to end. shocked
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Mar 28, 2012 1:48 pm

Just looked over this thread, this is some impressive work you're doing! In for the finished product, if it ever finishes!
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Mar 28, 2012 8:03 pm

someday................................
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyWed Apr 18, 2012 3:45 am

Here are a few pics of my first attempt at fender extensions. The extensions are of 16 gauge steel with 3/16 steel wire rolled into the edge for looks and strength.

Passenger side.Not very pretty but bondo is my friend.I got the contour as close as I could.Actually I'll be using relatively little bondo.
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driver side

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I like this shot the best.The contour is clearly visible.It was a bear getting the shape right.not as easy as it would seem.

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next up is the rear bumper.getting it to blend with the extension will be fun.I'm leaning towards a Winston cup car look at the back with a kinda sharp upwards slant .Kinda Jaguar too.It will be loads of fun and interesting too.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 1:18 am

another pic of whole side

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dont look like much with the big swatch of green front and back,but it will all iron out.so much work left to do.Talking my time is the best for stress
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyFri Apr 20, 2012 9:21 am

Nice progress. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyMon May 14, 2012 3:04 am

These pics really suc.The Bumper shape is done! I cant massage it any more.I was going for a Aston Martin Rapide style, Of course my idea was to copy elements of the Rapide but the angles were just too difficult and I was running out of experimental materials.

http://tinyurl.com/7cvb2nx

.What i am going with.cant see much,Still alot more sanding to get the bondo smooth then lay on the fiberglass

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I really have to figure something out in regards to the bumper vent opening.It dont gell real well with the hood grill.I'll figure something out.

Side pic does no justice to the design.I still have to contour the wheel opening and meld it with the front steel extensions that I've run out of material for.Another trip to the steel store.Man! I am approaching the point where I say to myself that the Sqrivi bumper set is really begining to sound like a great deal!

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This is the rear end I'm shootin for.
http://tinyurl.com/7rqy7jv

Just have to pull the trigger on the idea of ripping out the OEM tail light and replace 'em with these
http://tinyurl.com/7r72nso

The biggest change in the bumpers appearance I think will be to turn the happy face bumper vent into a frown. turn it upside down.This will give the Riv a completely different look.




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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyMon May 14, 2012 8:31 am

Nice work, Robo, but God, what a lot of work. Wears me out just thinking about it.
I really like the thoroughly aggressive look of the front from straight on. Well, maybe not all that thoroughly. Looks liike it wants a couple of .30 calibres mounted on the hood
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PostSubject: Re: preppin for paint   preppin for paint - Page 4 EmptyMon May 14, 2012 10:00 am

Keep up the good work...
What's your target date for completion? thumbsup
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