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Below is the preview for the wall display I ordered from Valley Designs ND.

I sent them an Adobe Illustrator file of a graphic I had made of The Aqua Zephyr a couple of years ago.

This display won't have the 3-D look of Valley Designs ND's other products, but I think this design will work well, especially with the turquoise LED lights they are putting in it.

 

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I will post pictures of the actual wall display once it is received and hung in either my garage or one of my rooms in the house (if mama will let me hang it in the house!)

 

Thanks to @Craig Balzer for sharing his Christmas gift with us. You inspired me to get one too!

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18 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

I received my wall display for The Aqua Zephyr today. To say I am pleased is an understatement! 

 

 

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Now to find a place in my garage to mount it! 😊

 

Looks Great Mike!!!

 

Besides finding where to mount it in your garage, you’ll have to figure out how to “light and display” it at car shows.

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2 hours ago, Rivman said:

 

Looks Great Mike!!!

 

Besides finding where to mount it in your garage, you’ll have to figure out how to “light and display” it at car shows.

Hm, that's an idea! 😊

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20 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

I received my wall display for The Aqua Zephyr today. To say I am pleased is an understatement! 

Now to find a place in my garage to mount it! 😊

Garage?  Hang it up in your living room.

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20 minutes ago, KongaMan said:

Garage?  Hang it up in your living room.

Naaa, Mama ain't gonna allow that to happin' in a million years!

Especially since I have to drill two holes in the wall to hang this display on the wall.

:-P

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43 minutes ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Hm, that's an idea! 😊

Figure out how to light it in the back window on the package tray like the low riders do their chrome gang...I mean club logos. You might start something.

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On 1/8/2020 at 12:52 PM, Rivman said:

you’ll have to figure out how to “light and display” it at car shows.

 

I'll bet that's easier than you'd think.  Look at the 'wall wart' (aka: brick that you plug into the wall) and find out what the output voltage is.  I wouldn't be surprised if it's 12 VDC...

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19 hours ago, telriv said:

IF mamma is the problem you DIDN'T break her in properly from the beginning.

My wife doesn't need any "break in".

I hope you don't really mean this because it's a very offensive thing to say.

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Mike,

 

   I am sorry if this comment offended you. That was not my intention.  It was meant to be funny, a joke on my end.

Again my apology's to you & your wife. I really meant no harm.

 

Tom Telesco

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2 minutes ago, telriv said:

Mike,

 

   I am sorry if this comment offended you. That was not my intention.  It was meant to be funny, a joke on my end.

Again my apology's to you & your wife. I really meant no harm.

 

Tom Telesco

Thank you, Tom!

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1 hour ago, Craig Balzer said:

Mike -- that sure is an eye-catcher.

How did you mount the base to the wall?

My display is the wall mount version, not the desktop version.

 

I used a torpedo level to level the display. I then marked the wall through the pre-drilled holes then I put drywall anchors in the drywall.

 

I then screwed in the supplied mounting hardware to the anchors and attached the display to the mounting hardware.

It's a 10 minute job if you already have the right sized drywall anchors, which  fortunately, I did. 

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Surprise! I didn't realize there where options for the stand.

I have the desktop version and just couldn't figure out how you wall-mounted thing thing.

Now I wonder if they sell the mounts separately??

 

Craig

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Just curious. Do they also make these in a shadow box?  I could be interested in one if they did.  Does anyone know if the cars can be etched in a 3D version?  It would be neat if I could get all three years in one display in a 3D format. 

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On 1/8/2020 at 3:45 PM, steelman said:

Figure out how to light it in the back window on the package tray like the low riders do their chrome gang...I mean club logos. You might start something.

Valley Designs has a battery box for use of the sign away from it's normal home location.

This would be ideal for a desktop display set in the back window of a Riviera at a car show.

 

Click this link to see the battery box

Valley Designs Battery Box

 

They also make a direct hook-up to a car battery

Cable to Car Battery Accessory

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Easier than a battery hook-up would be to run the 12vlt. hot wire to the trunk light. It has 12vlt. power all the time weather the trunk is open or not. This wire is fused & all that's needed is a proper ground.

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4 hours ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Are you planning on attending the Kalamazoo meet in June?

 

It depends on whether I have a Riviera by then. It feels silly to me to attend another ROA International Meet without one. I felt very welcomed at Gettysburg, so this is my particular issue. I did recently re-up my ROA membership for the next three years.

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Just now, J3Studio said:

 

It depends on whether I have a Riviera by then. It feels silly to me to attend another ROA International Meet without one. I felt very welcomed at Gettysburg, so this is my particular issue. I did recently re-up my ROA membership for the next three years.

Riviera ownership is NOT a pre-requisite for membership or meet attendance, my friend. Besides, you can always ride with us in the AZ!

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1 minute ago, NC1968Riviera said:

Riviera ownership is NOT a pre-requisite for membership or meet attendance, my friend. Besides, you can always ride with us in the AZ!

 

Thank you, as always. That's why I say these are my issues …

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