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Trying to post a pic of my progress for the year,lots of work to go yet,aligning fender gaps etc.Big push to get the trans out and rebuilt . Heres to a happy and productive New Year.20171101_110159.thumb.jpg.074e792e3b0694a6f101e5d1af95bbd2.jpg

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2 hours ago, Hazdaz said:

Love the stance.  I assume airbags?  

Shockwaves  front ,double convoluted rear. The jury is out on the bag situation so I have a set of drop springs waiting in case I prefer a more static ride.

 

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8 hours ago, arnulfo de l.a. said:

Once you get the rest of the moldings on its really gonna pop! Very nice!

I put the one below the rear window on today....I`m a little sore ha ha

 

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39 minutes ago, smithbrother said:

 As a artist, I believe everything needs a touch of red.

 

Dale in Indy 

You're not a distant relative of Bill Mitchell's are you?

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I will admit, that’s a bit MORE than a TOUCH of RED.  The 1910 Buick Bug model that is, hehe 

 

I can’t wait to reveal my under construction Buick Sixteen.  Two straight eights end to end.

 

Dale in Indy 

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A touch of red in some of his concept cars

 

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Our 54 Skylark had a touch of RED, the exterior inter fender panels.  Lark was light blue, but that touch of red caught your attention.

 

Dale in Indy 

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On 12/27/2017 at 6:54 PM, slosteve said:

Scott, that Riv looks spectacular. Are you driving it yet?

 

Steve

no,not yet.Trans had a calf so I have a rebuild coming in the New Year

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27 minutes ago, Scott Mckenzie said:

no,not yet.Trans had a calf so I have a rebuild coming in the New Year

 

Yikes -- that description sure paints a picture!  Sounds like you have a big stain in the driveway to commemorate the event...  :unsure:

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On 12/27/2017 at 9:35 AM, Scott Mckenzie said:

Shockwaves  front ,double convoluted rear. The jury is out on the bag situation so I have a set of drop springs waiting in case I prefer a more static ride.

On 12/28/2017 at 1:01 PM, RivNut said:

The man himself.  

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He has enough style to be an entertainer. 

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On 12/27/2017 at 8:10 PM, smithbrother said:

Nice,  very nice.

 

 Red line tires would put it over the top.  As a artist, I believe everything needs a touch of red.

 

Dale in Indy 

I`m mulling about some red pinstriping , but the problem seems to be finding what I call ''understated and subtle" I did replace the top knob of my antenna with a translucent replica in red . Perhaps my homage to Bill Mitchell without knowing it at the time ha ha 

 

 

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I'm not a fan of white paint, but it looks boss in white. Maybe a medium to dark cherry red pinstripe?

 

Curious to see how the shockwaves work out for you.

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1 hour ago, Scott Mckenzie said:

I`m mulling about some red pinstriping , but the problem seems to be finding what I call ''understated and subtle" I did replace the top knob of my antenna with a translucent replica in red . Perhaps my homage to Bill Mitchell without knowing it at the time ha ha 

 

 

Ray Knott, the editor of the ROA's Riview had a white 65 Gran Sport that had a thin single red stripe that ran tbe length of the car along the fender crease.  I cant find a picture of it but here's a drawing of it that Nick Toth did some time ago.  The stripe was probably no more than 1/8" thick.

 

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On ‎12‎/‎31‎/‎2017 at 1:16 PM, jsgun said:

Curious to see how the shockwaves work out for you.

 

My thought also, Steve. I have heard a number of owners with shockwaves lament on how they wish they would,ve gone with straight bags or are going to change them out when they need it(?). I personally used a 'standard' air spring and did have to fab mounts for the shocks but the ride is 'SUPREME' and I am very pleased. Of course each persons concept of a great ride can be quite different and I hope Scott likes his.

 

Steve

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14 hours ago, slosteve said:

 

My thought also, Steve. I have heard a number of owners with shockwaves lament on how they wish they would,ve gone with straight bags or are going to change them out when they need it(?). I personally used a 'standard' air spring and did have to fab mounts for the shocks but the ride is 'SUPREME' and I am very pleased. Of course each persons concept of a great ride can be quite different and I hope Scott likes his.

 

Steve

 What was the concern about the shockwaves I would like to see how you fabbed up the shock mounts, any chance you have some pics

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19 minutes ago, Scott Mckenzie said:

I would like to see how you fabbed up the shock mounts, any chance you have some pics

 

 

As a matter of fact;

 

This shot shows the top bracket & bottom mount on the 'brake reaction rod'. I wanted to be able to remove the bracket if needed so made it 'bolt on'. That piece has a slight curve in it to match the contour of the frame. The bottom mount is also removable; it clamps on the rod. Let me know if you would like to see more detailed photos of this part.

 

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Thiis one shows the proximity to the front tire when turned hard left. Fairly critical issue which is why placement of brackets is paramount - but CAN be done.

 

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Here is the finished one mounted. It's easy to install nuts onto backside of bolts when positioned here as there is a factory stamped opening in the frame on the other side. :)  The bottom left hole didn't work out so I just drilled another and installed the bolt there.

 

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Any other questions I would be glad to answer,

Steve

 

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On 12/28/2017 at 1:01 PM, RivNut said:

The man himself.  

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When you cool you cannot hide.

RedRivieraBob

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