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Customs Riviera mild custom.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flynbrian48, Nov 16, 2018.

  1. flynbrian48
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    I pulled the doghouse, adjusted the passenger door (after drilling and tapping three of the sis bolts broken off in the door), then degreased and power washed the engine. Which in the interest of common decency I cannot show you... IMG_2682.JPG IMG_2684.JPG IMG_2687.JPG


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    from adrian mo.
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    Looking awesome
     
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  3. Well, glad you're okay, sorry about the loss of the Pontiac. Keep plugging on the Riv.
    Will you be driving the roadster to the fairgrounds this weekend?
     
  4. flynbrian48
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    Nope. In an apparent effort to make my last 6 weeks of work before retirement as miserable as possible, I have been scheduled to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Or maybe this was to simply reinforce my decision that I've been working long enough. Whatever.
     
  5. Congratulations on your retirement decision. If it's any consolation, I had to work until the very last possible day prior to retirement. They forgot to book in a replacement supervisor so t hat I could just come in and say goodbye to everybody, you know coffee doughnuts, stuff. It was a night shift.
     
  6. flynbrian48
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    Since the Riviera is to become our new tow pig, I'm going to put a frame hitch on it. I cut the lock section out of the rear valance panel to straighten it, in the photo you can see car's rear crossmember, a simple "C" channel. My plan is to box this in with like 1/8" stock, box in the now un-boxed last foot or so of the frame horns, make some diagonal braces (now that original gas tank has been replace with one that has different profile) from the crossmember to the horns, and put the receiver where the fuel filler used to be. That's now on the drivers side in the catwalk panel above the deck lid, as the new tank has a left side fill snout. Seems like it'll work... 71081511_10220832412862765_1693936269773504512_n-2.jpg 70773657_10220832412942767_2879329861736857600_n.jpg
     
  7. flynbrian48
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    Some progress on the Riviera. I pulled the mangled original rear bumper, and cut the section of the tail valance panel out that had been crushed. It was easier to work it back into shape on the bench and weld it back in, which is what I did. Today I finally got the front inner fenders and core support painted, my outdoor paint booth worked pretty well with the catalyzed tractor enamel. 71081511_10220832412862765_1693936269773504512_n.jpg 70773657_10220832412942767_2879329861736857600_n.jpg 70172693_10220874601797462_4590596303074885632_n.jpg 71069112_10220874601757461_4623980293592711168_n.jpg 71144993_10220874602477479_6251841489404428288_n.jpg
     
  8. This is a really cool build, Brian.:cool:

    Rivieras are one of the very few cars that I thought couldn't be improved by customizing (beyond simple lowering & badge removal (nosing & decking)).

    You're proving me wrong.:oops::)
     
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  9. flynbrian48
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    Thanks! Really all I'm doing customizing it is removing the front bumper, but it does make a huge difference in the appearance. We'll see how well the headlights work behind those grills. ;):cool:
     
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