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About RockinRiviDad

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  • Birthday 07/05/1973

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    Ventura County, SoCal
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  1. RockinRiviDad

    1964 Riviera Radiator

    Ricks Radiator
  2. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    Great ideas…thank guys… I just looked for the Tefba filter on YouTube. Coincidentally, I found a dude with a 63 Riv showing his approach using a window screen. Lots of rusty junk came out of his Nailhead…I hope mine isn’t that bad 😞
  3. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    Makes sense. So now what? Is replacing of my coolant on a regular basis my only hope? Or is there some sort of additive that can help break it down before I drain & refill the system?
  4. RockinRiviDad

    Riviera Custom Built For you

    I don’t know what it takes to tool up for projects like this. At a price of $60 a plaque I’m guessing the tooling is pretty steep. Thx for offering the service 👍🏼 But Bob @ Scanlan Veneer, where I bought my walnut wood door inserts, has been making/selling these for years…at the same price of $20 like mentioned in post #1
  5. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    Thank you. Went on vacation. Not much time to sort out this rust issue. I once had the attention of some mechanics on this forum. I was hoping one would chime in. My fault for dragging this build on for so long & hacking my car up haha. They prob lost interest 🤣
  6. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    Nobody knows if this rusty discovery is normal huh? Oh well...the plan is to change my coolant with every oil change. Hope u all had a good Father’s Day. Family was good to me 😁...I got my walnut wood inserts from Robert @ Scanlan Classic Auto Veneer...SUPER nice guy...SUPER nice product...Apparently, there is two different shades to choose from. There a gold oak like shade & this darker brown shade that I absolutely LOVE... thx for the recommendation Robert...LOVE the “Proudly Made in the USA” touch 👍 I will call this my Mickey Mouse’d door panel revival took many steps to tear down, disassemble, clean, apply veneer, reassemble & reinstall panels...I did not fully rebuild my panels....I probably should...door cards need to be replaced but I reused them along with the old vinyl/carpet too...if anyone wants to donate a paint job for my car then I’ll redo these panels the right way 😆...even after taking all the shortcuts that I took to get these panels nicer I still clocked TONS of hours...& I’m still not quite finished...but I’m liking the far, so good
  7. RockinRiviDad

    1964 Riviera Radiator

    Ricks Radiator is where i got my radiator from. He’s in SoCal too. He may be a distributor of the products in the link Tex provided. But Rick is at ALL the big shows & Swap Meets...i like helping the little shops...he a super nice guy too
  8. RockinRiviDad

    1st Gen Rear Seat Shelf

    I like this new approach the forum mod’s are taking...years ago I had issues with an exhaust vendor who’s ad I found in the Riview...I posted a “Buyer Beware” thread to let the forum know & named the vendor...I got slapped on the wrist by the mod’s 🤷‍♂️ BTW...i love the catalog...its sooo pretty hahah...i just gawk at how nice the parts on my car SHOULD look like haha
  9. RockinRiviDad

    First Gen headliner

    I have THEE guy for u...he’s an old timer too...he helped me with my clamshells...but he’s an upholstery guy...go figure haha...but for whatever reason, I can’t tell where u live...I tired looking on your profile...aren’t we suppose to fill out our profile & be on first name basis here?? (Thats what someone barked at me when I first joined haha) Sorry...I haven’t been hanging around here like I used to...I’m sure things are different now... Anyway, if u are anywhere near the San Fernando Valley part of Los Angeles Ca. Then u gotta go see Bill Griggs @ 11784 Sheldon St., Unit 3, Sun Valley CA 91352...(818) ‭606-7712‬ here is a 64 he just did the headliner & sail panels (Clarks products) on when I showed up for help with my clamshells.
  10. RockinRiviDad

    Quick Steering Ratio Box

    If u don’t mind telling us, how much did he charge?
  11. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    As step forward two steps least I’m consistent haha EDIT: My EFI has a digital display showing the basics functions. In an effort to clean up my wiring mess I removed my aftermarket analog gauges. This is what I found when I pulled the temp sensor out of the block...😫...Is it normal to have rust in the block?? Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Does my coolant look a little brown too? I’m at the 800-900 mile mark since my radiator repair 😥.
  12. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    Roof done with sound deadener. Headliner won’t happen for a long time. But I will prob use a foam type padding between the headliner & deadener…
  13. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    HAHAHA...your crazy...I like you...but your crazy haha thank for the compliment sir...that means a lot...
  14. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    Sorry…I lied… Seats actually came out cuz I wanted to scrape the old sound deadener from under the rooftop (dirty work 🤢). Scraped, cleaned & rattle canned it with Rustoleum. Once I did all that I said ‘what the heck? May as well do the floors’…
  15. RockinRiviDad

    My 65, another build to follow

    Horrible seat bottom pix right? Sorry…I know…I know…this is suppose to be family show…🤣 Seats has to come back out in order for me to get after crumbling seam sealer, wire brushing rust, good cleaning with pre-paint prep & finally a bath of KBS (POR15 type stuff).