The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Hellfish, Dec 3, 2003.
finally dropped mine!
before and after attached
050418 Ruby's Whittier 104 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
050418 Ruby's Whittier 106 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
050418 Ruby's Whittier 107 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
050418 Ruby's Whittier 110 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
032418 South OC Cars & Coffee 052 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
032418 South OC Cars & Coffee 047 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
032418 South OC Cars & Coffee 042 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
021018 South OC Cars & Coffee 096 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
021018 South OC Cars & Coffee 098 by Dave Lindsay, on Flickr
Matt ::: beautiful Riviera !! Are your road wheels rechromed and then the centers left unpainted ? That looks killer !
What size and make on the tires ?
Inspiration for the long cold Minnesota winter ahead ! I gotta get my 65 on the road this year ::::::
Thanks! Original chrome on the wheels, I just stripped the paint with chemical stripper. Tires are Cooper Trendsetter 215/75R15.
That car would be killer with different wheels...
Thanks for the reply and information !! I didn’t know Cooper had a nice whitewall tire , affordable too !
Ok, so I know this isn't traditionally styled, so don't shoot me.
This is the only picture I have of this car, we weren't good at picture taking as most are now with cell phones cameras so easily available to us. My dad built this back in about 93ish. He drove it for a few years then as usual sold it for the next build. It was pretty unique with the front clamshells filled with metal and molded in. Also, the taillights were shaved and the backup lights were tinted red and turned into stop/running lights. Full custom interior done in a mauve color in the typical of the time tweed to go with the custom mixed purple paint.
We heard the car went to the mid west, but have never seen it again. Pretty noticeable car with the fenders peaked and filled as they are.
Has anyone ever seen it? Would love to know what ever happened to it.
Here are the two I got in November. Both 1965 with one on the left being a Gran Sport. The other one has a 401 engine but has been upgraded to two fours. The Gran Sport had not run in at least 8 years.
I've since got the GS running and then pulled the engine to put into my 1932 Ford all steel cabriolet.
Here's the GS 425 before being pulled.
I'll bring this one back from the dead... Here is my 65.
So so good, Dan.
This is the same car that appears on the right in my earlier post. Ready to go to paint place. We used hood off the Gran Sport as had not been damaged in an accident like the original hood for this car. We thought we had it ready but once it got into the sun... y'all know how it goes! The good news is we think we found all the flaws... the rest will show up after it is painted!!
I saw this car on Craiglist in the last 12 months. Somewhere in Indiana I think.
Same car as in earlier post but now with good looking front bumper attached.
Later that day I started cleaning the wheels.
The Rivieras looked great from day one but the boxy passenger compartment roof always seemed a little off to me. I did this photoshop; chopped the top a couple of inches, leaned the "B" pillars forward and cleaned up a few other details including that big bumper. I'd love to have a real one like this.
So Nice !!!
This one was at the Ventura Nationals last weekend. One of my top 3 cars at the show. These things just make me weak in the knees.
I like that color!
Where did you get the wheels? How's the quality?
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