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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 4:53 pm

Are you running the white walls for the sleeper look? Haha afro
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon Mar 11, 2013 9:22 pm

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For the last 2 days my low oil level light has been coming on for the first couple minutes after starting the car and turning off. I was due for an oil change and took it in...
I've got a mushy gasket and a SMASHED oil pan. WTF. I've never jacked this car anywhere but the proper jack spots. I wonder how/who did this!?
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Do i HAVE to replace the oil pan? Can I just do the gasket? Maybe the dent can be hammered out?

Do you think a previous owner did this with a jack or ran something over or what? Any forensic scientists here?

Some (sub)genius might have jacked it by the pan changing the belts. A mech did that to my Riv a while back. Also think about the possibility of road jetsam.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 15, 2013 10:04 pm

69GSColorado wrote:
Are you running the white walls for the sleeper look? Haha afro
yes
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyFri Mar 22, 2013 9:49 pm

Changed oil with 100% synthetic droid bot oil and changed fuel filter today. I'm well aware of performance placebo when changing anything in a vehicle, but, and not that I had any issues before, but it feels like my car starts INSTANTLY now when I turn it over. It started just fine before, but now I sense, and yes it could be all in my head, (i've only started it maybe 5 times since I changed the filter), but it's like super responsive now. crazy

I checked the old filter out, and yeah it looked kinda old used and beat up and it dripped funny out the output end, but I can't say for sure if this had a difference in fuel delivery.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon Apr 01, 2013 8:43 am

Got my fat pipe together. Thinking about getting a front sway bar before I go to install this baby.

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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptySun Apr 14, 2013 11:31 pm

Into the belly of the beast.
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My plasti-wood on my shift panel was gettin real nasty and chippin off. I swapped in this center console today with a near mint, darker than the prevoius, plasti-wood shift panel. Looks so much better now. Also got to repair the center armrest latch release. FINALLY.

Went for a run today by the flooded river. Didn't see any bodies.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptySun May 05, 2013 9:09 pm

In my opinion, I have officially killed the ultimate sleeper detail on my car today.

I plastidipped my turn front turn signals..
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I did an awful job at laying on an even coat so when my signal blinks, it's bright an easy to see, its just spotty with dark and light spots..

I will for sure have to redo it, but when the lights are off behind the ambers, I think it looks badass.
Can you tell which side lamp i started polishing? Did some tests on one today to see what I could get from it.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon May 06, 2013 12:43 am

From my perspective, it looks like you started working on the passenger side turn signal lense. It just looks less foggy and clearer. I'd like to know how you got it to that point in a few words if you wouldn't mind Charlie!
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon May 06, 2013 2:14 pm

Which plasti dip did you use for that? Go crazy with the smoker spray or use a solid black?
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon May 06, 2013 2:33 pm

As a matter of fact, the drivers side corner lamp is where I started sanding and polishing.

I used the black dip. I did two light coats and then a 3rd super light coat. With lights off it looks jet black. With lots on, it's perfectly transparent.

Taking the lens out of the bumper and doing a true nightshades spray and polish is probably the proper way to do this, but, AINT NOBODY GOT TIME FOR DAT!
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon May 06, 2013 3:12 pm

*Ideas brewing* hmmm

And that drivers side cornering lamp looks very good. Back to clear instead of yellow. Very good.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyMon May 06, 2013 3:27 pm

Thanks! Not done yet! I just did some tests with abrasive surfaces. I need to still get it polished and finished and then do the passenger side! Lots of elbow grease needed! Not the best thing to do after working out!

When I eventually cut my bumpers up and make a body kit, I will tint them properly.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue May 07, 2013 10:05 pm

Your Rivi looks awesome Charlie. I always liked how the front end looks without the license plate. The cops around here would pull me over for that over here. The chrome grille mod looks awesome too
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue May 07, 2013 10:49 pm

chitown_riv98 wrote:
Your Rivi looks awesome Charlie. I always liked how the front end looks without the license plate. The cops around here would pull me over for that over here. The chrome grille mod looks awesome too
Thanks, homie! I'm going 2 years strong with my Riv and haven't had a problem with the plate yet. I've been pulled over a half dozen times but the cops never mentioned my plate.

I would never drill holes in my bumper. F that.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyWed May 08, 2013 8:35 pm

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Awww, shit! This has been my most wanted part since the day I got my Riv!!! I seriously cannot believe I got a set!
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyWed May 08, 2013 10:11 pm

i want i want i want!!
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptySat May 11, 2013 12:51 am

charlieRobinson wrote:
In my opinion, I have officially killed the ultimate sleeper detail on my car today.

I plastidipped my turn front turn signals..
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I did an awful job at laying on an even coat so when my signal blinks, it's bright an easy to see, its just spotty with dark and light spots..

I will for sure have to redo it, but when the lights are off behind the ambers, I think it looks badass.
Can you tell which side lamp i started polishing? Did some tests on one today to see what I could get from it.

Hey Charlie, I was thinking about plastidipping the whole car. What do u think and what color would u consider? I was thinking flat black or flat white. Am I Crazy?
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptySat May 11, 2013 12:52 am

Would plastidipping the car take away the "Grandpa car" status
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptySat May 11, 2013 3:12 am

Ruben...is that you in front of the car or.......?hhahaha...
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptySat May 11, 2013 8:39 am

Well.... my next purchase is going to be wheels and tires. Once I get those, I am going to start thinking about body work and paint. Depending on my budget, I am either going to get a nice pearl paint job, or I am going to dip my car myself.

Nothing wrong with dipping your car if you do it right. I've seen lots of amazing results. Not sure how a flat color would look on the Riv but plastidip makes pearlizers and glossifiers to spray over the color coats.

Either way, fresh paint will make your Riv look GOOD. Mine needs a new coat REAL bad.
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptySun May 12, 2013 12:34 am

That's true Charlie. I originally wanted to do a flat black but now undecided. I was considering a Pearl again but also need a new set of wheels
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue May 14, 2013 7:32 pm

Charlie, did you get your kit from this guy?

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/ptd/3781084882.html
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PostSubject: Re: Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv   Charlie Robinson's '99 Riv - Page 4 EmptyTue May 14, 2013 9:38 pm

It was an ebay auction, but from a look of that post. I would say it was absolutely that guy.
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any updates on the new spring instal Charlie?
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