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Old 08-31-2012, 09:42 AM   #1
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Default A Pimp Is Back On His Game



It was just a matter of time really... Especially after my buddy Mitch literally forced me to take his '63 Riviera for a drive at the H.A.M.B. Drags. It was like a crack dealer giving a free hit to a rehabbed junkie. I didn't stand a chance. No chanc...

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Old 08-31-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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well ya knew that it was only a matter of time, besides, rehab is for quiters.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:51 AM   #3
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Awesome.. congratulations on your Riviera. I, too, know that feeling. I'm not even ready for another project, and yet I find myself looking to see what nice '63-'65 Rivieras are available. I've always liked them, but ever since an Uncle of mine told me the story of when we bought one brand new at the age of about 20 years old off the showroom floor, I've really been jonesing for one.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:53 AM   #4
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Well if all else fails I am up for a road trip and a buss ticket will suffice.

Good for you, the Riviera is one of the most beautiful cars GM ever produced.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:59 AM   #5
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Resistance was futile!
Can't wait to see "the one"
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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ya don't need to do a whole lot to those rivs to make a real nice mild custom. one of my top 5 favorite cars. a bloke i work with keeps telling me about his mate that has a shed full of em and all sorts of other cool bits and pieces, i keep naggin him to take me out for a look but he wont. i'd call him a liar but every now and then he'll bring in something really cool to show me (just to annoy me i bet)

anyway congrats on the new wheels. oh and you know we need pics as soon as possible right?
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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Congrats Ryan! Can't wait to see what you do with it. Someday I will have a Riv.
And yes projects ARE like crack. I am selling some o/t projects to fund insulating my garage and focus on 1 o/t project and the Nash... And here I am emailing people about projects they have for sale.....
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:08 AM   #8
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I love Rivieras. Years ago, I went looking for a 63-65, and wound up with an amazing one-owner '67. Possibly the nicest, most original, unmolested car I have ever owned. In a moment of weakness, I sold the car to a guy who had been hounding me for years to buy it. I miss that car dearly.

Congrats on your new Rivi, Ryan. GM knocked it out of the park when they designed those cars. Incredible Bill Mitchell-designed styling, a great engine, and a superb road car.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:37 AM   #9
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Conga Rats on the find, the coupe can handle not having shiny paint for another year if it gets a nifty garage companion this year.

I've had a want for one of those Rivs since they were new and I was a sophomore in high school.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #10
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I want one bad.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:38 AM   #11
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HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Man....you're a junkie, just like the rest of us!! It's theraputic to confess it to other as well. You're going to have fun with it and congrats!! I sure miss my '65. MAy have to start looking for another one now!!!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #12
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Too cool. I knew you would find one. I can't wait to see it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:40 AM   #13
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Where are the photos? HRP
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:44 AM   #14
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Where are the photos? HRP
I'm not trying to be a tease here - honest I'm not. I just don't want to post any glamor shots until I can take them myself... and when I do that, I want to kind of formally thank all of the people that have helped me by going to look at cars for me, transportation, storage, etc...

In fact, I probably shouldn't have posted this today... It's just that I'm so damned excited.

Anyway, plans... It's literally stone stock at the moment. I'm going to give it a pretty liberal and static drop, wheel and tire it, and then maybe do a little bit of emblem shaving when I get around to it. Mostly, I'm just gonna drive the hell out of it.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:45 AM   #15
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It seems like Riviera fever has been going around lately. For what it's worth, we've got a number of well-equipped hot rodders' shops within a stone's throw of the Revival to tighten up any shimmies you discover on the trip down. Congratulations on the new ride.
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:45 AM   #16
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Nice!
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:50 AM   #17
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Congrats, I will be sure to look for it in Baltimore...
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:59 AM   #18
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Hope all goes well with the acquisition. Look forward to seeing you and the Riv' cruising the grounds of Pimlico Race Course.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:00 AM   #19
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Good on ya, boss. They look so good right out of the gate , you'd have to be an idiot to screw 1 up. I think we all know here it will be in capable hands soon. If you need help, this family of car junkies will always step up and do it right.
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Old 08-31-2012, 11:14 AM   #20
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you're sick. it's simple as that. Glad you've found a (temporary) cure, you whoremonger!
It'll all be fine untill some other babe drives by and your daydream of fishnets and airbags start all over again....................
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