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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. BLAKE
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  2. zman
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    oh yeah...
     
  3. Barsteel
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    Never been a huge fan of dropping cars low, but in this case, it works...VERY well. Love it.

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  4. Bazooka
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    looks so good.

    I had the chance to buy a one of these Rivs a few years back. Was white inside and out with 58k original miles. Rust free car that lived in Ca its whole life. He was only asking $6500. I just couldnt come up with the cash in time.
     
  5. need louvers ?
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    Oh .... But Damn I know the rest of that word, and saw them at Lone Star round up and yes, I would deeply second that. Consider the Skylarks remark retracted if that is the eventuallity.
     
  6. Ryan
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    I've always liked the wheels ran on the '63 Ferrari GTO.
     
  7. robertsregal
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    she looks fine!!!!
     
  8. Lumpy
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    Damn I'm jealous looks perfect.




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  9. knock-offs aren't they? most of those '60's italian cars had killer wires....Aston Martin DB4 GT and DB5 wheels...same killer look. what is on your car as you pictured it?
     
  10. Ryan
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    Stock caps.
     
  11. ahh. I'm not very familiar with Riviera wheels/caps. everyone i've seen out here in California has some aftermarket Buick wires or Astros on 'em. Yours is so damn clean though and has a real gentleman look to it....wires would look great
     
  12. Tony
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    First gen Riv's are one of those car's that need nothing more than an altitude adjustment to be perfect.
    Your's is a great example.
    Blakes rendition with those wires, REAL NICE!
    Either those, or the 'heavier' style like on Morty's car (my fav for a Riv especially with the 2 bar spinners) are so damn sexy on these thing's!!

    Car looks real good Ryan!

    Tony
     
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    The Riv is a car that can pull them off. Even though I wouldn't do it either.

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    A set of Bo Ronnies sounds pretty good. I'm a wire wheel guy so I approve. I always thought they would look good on something other than a sports car.
     
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    x2. I can just picture your Riv sitting low on some Tru's or Star Wires.
     
  15. JVK54
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    Looks good Ryan. I love Rivs and we have a nice 64 (with huge potential) in the shop right now and I can't get the client to see the wisdom of dropping the stance. I want the car really bad . If I had 4 or 5 grand to make an offer on it, he might bite..but I sure as hell don't right now. This is killin' me.
     
  16. An easy vote for the Ferrari type wire wheels - I think Bill Mitchell may have had them on his personal Riviera, modified at the GM Design Center, (from pictures I think I remember).

    Your car is looking very good and you are indeed lucky to have enjoyed a fair trip home.

    Keep having fun.
     
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    Im waiting for the 38 update.
     
  18. need louvers ?
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    I would have to second your thoughts on that.
     
  19. Sutton Speed
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    Yeah... What he said!!
     
  20. Doc.
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    That would be good enough for my garage.
     
  21. Yessir, that shit is right
     
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    My lazy broke ass would call it done.
     
  23. KustomCars
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    Looking good Ryan!
     
  24. cool, you had better luck than i did. actually got the first one in, second one i took to my buddys machine shop. took him 2 seconds. do you still have your 38? oh, the rivi is looking good.
     
  25. redroaddog
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    nothing like a riv.....nice:D
     
  26. RFOSTER
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    I could not agree more Sam I love me some supremes on Rivis!


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  27. falconwagon62
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    Great Minds Think Alike.....I have been wanting one for years, so a few weeks a go, I brought my little Riv home!!! 1964......I know, I know.....I am looking for the Chrome/Black stock 15" wheels now, I have the Hub Caps, and IF/When it warms up a bit...they are going back on.....yours is looking killer.....
     

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  28. Mr48chev
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    You nailed it on the stance. It looks like new borranis might be available too. http://www.borraniamericas.com/html/history.html

    It looks like it's time for everyone to order some new HAMB bling or threads so the boss can swing some new wheels.
    I've wanted one of that model of Riv since the first one showed up when I was a Jr in high school and still want one
     
  29. stude_trucks
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    factory caps look fine to me. But then, I'm not a big fan of wire wheels personally. Too many bad 70's memories I think.
     

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