The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Painter D, Nov 24, 2010.
man is that your garage i wish i had that kinda space. Rivi is lookin sweet!
Your ride is looking good! Nice job. How does it ride with the front shocks mounted like that? Any turning issues?
I had a '63 and a '65 both similar colors. I had my '65 painted a Lincoln Continental color like that in '79. I have a shot of it around here somewhere.
Maybe you can post a few more how-to shots for those of us who are looking into doing this job ourselves. It would be good to see the plates that the bags mount to on the front. Also some shots of the rear - did you just replace the springs?
Thanks for posting what you have done so far.
Thanks for the compliments. The car rides extremely well better than I expected it would have. As for the shocks being mounted where they are up front ,IMO it's a perfect location. They work good, fit good, and there's no interference with the the turning radius at all, (no rubbing). The bags are mounted to a simple "cup" mount for the upper part, and on the lower mounting end of things all I did was weld a 0.25" steel plate to the control arm and bolt the bag to it. It was fairly simple.
In the rear all I did was make upper and lower "cups" that bolt in to the same bolt holes that the factory coil springs bolted to. Again fairly simple. I'm sorry but I don't have any pics of the rear, during the middle of this project I unexpectedly had to change jobs and just getting it finished became priority number one.
I do remember I used 82-98 S-10 shocks for the front end, and I used 91-93 GMC Typhoon shocks for the rear.
Nice work, gives me some ideas when I get around to my Wildcat.
Those rims look sick with all the paint off of them, was always wonderin what they look like without it!!
Love it looks great
Looks so bad ass slammed! Very nice. If you can find/take some more pictures of the setup, please post them.
The shock job is awesome!!! your car is clean and righteous! You gave me an idea for the stock mags the car came with... what size tire are you running?
Very nice looking stance. GM car have it made suspension wise. They make nearly everything bolt in.
I have a 72 RIV I eventually want to bag. Were you able to find a kit with the proper brackets or did you just customize them your self? What company or web site did you find if you were able to find a kit? Oh yeah the ride looks sweet.
I made all of my bag mounts, but the front upper shock mounts I bought from Suicide doors.
A great improvement!
Nothin beats a Rivi.
Looks bitchen..very good!!!
was thinking about stripping the paint and polihing my stock wheels but was worried it would look like crap...nope looks great! Good work it was well worth the time and money.
I have been toying with bagging my riv as well...if I keep it, it has to happen.
great looking car you got,nice to see one done without supremes. is that stock paint?
dam! lookin good
Looks awesome, what doesnt when it is slammed?
Thanks for the compliments guys, if you'd like to check out some more pics go to Accuairs website and check it out. It's under the "Customers vehicles" section
Painter D, Your Rivi is one clean ass mother scratcher!!!!!! The drop looks GREAT and the car is so understated that it grabs my attention. Great work!
That looks great!
THANKS, I never really thought of it that way.
Looks killer man always like the look of those bagged
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