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Albie D

"Erythrophobia" 65 Riviera mild custom

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Finally, I finished a build this year! The car got its name from my 8 year old digital camera's fear to take a decent pic of this red ride. Or maybe its just me being a hack photographer? Hey, I'm a baker not a young George Barris...The colors looked decent on my flat screen T.V., but look way flat and lifeless on the laptop. Either way time to upgrade and get on with the pics.

A full shave and molded everything
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Custom made grill insert. Headlights? Are those important??
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Mishmash of two rollpans. Indecision has left me taillight-less as well.
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In the real world this hooptie would have air bags or hydros. This car has a AMT chassis plate and a lot of cutting.http://DSC00431_zps75828c17.jpg

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Thanks man, dig your builds as well. I got the fur at my local fabric shop. It was about 3 inches long, but easy to chop. I've seen the stuff on Ebay as well. Look for fake fur under crafts or something.

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Albie, Outstanding custom. Love the white interior. It has enough shine. Real nice work...

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Albie, P-L-E-A-S-E bring this to Classic Plastic, MassCar or both! I love the execution, and I don't like customs as a general rule, but this one is very smooth. I love the color. What is it?

As to head/tailights- well, they're called show customs for a reason!

Charlie Larkin

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Thanks guys. I'd love to bring it to a local show Charlie, I'll make the trek. The color is Testor's Stop Light Metallic with Extra Kustom Shop Micro Flake thrown in for good measure over Testor's Allumaplate and under Tsetor's wet-look clear It is a dark red in person, but I can't capture the "bling" of the metal flake on film.I dont think my Fisher Price camera can get a deep and focused enough pic. Darn mandatory auto focus. What I got in the viewfinder is not what showed up on screen.

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Great looking custom ! The paint looks just fine to me , a lot of paints are near impossible to capture with a camera without $$$ .

Really nice detailing too , and the alternator bracket counts a lot ! ! :D

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Ultra smooth and beautiful. The little color accents in the interior beckon the eye to look. Nice work.

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No headlights...no taillights...but it has windshield wipers? :blink:

Also... yeah, I know it's a custom...but why all the extra squiggles in the exhaust system?

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Thanks dudes, glad you like it.

No headlights...no taillights...but it has windshield wipers? :blink:

Also... yeah, I know it's a custom...but why all the extra squiggles in the exhaust system?

Well, lets not get too crazy, the wipers provide at least a modicum of safety. lol

As far as I can tell most GM cars with the x-frame had a bendy straw exhaust system. I think AMT took some artistic licence with this one..

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Extremely NICE work Albie, I had some pillows one time made out of that same fake fur stuff, and had em in the back seat too :lol: but seriously you did an outstanding job, love the color!! :D

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Most excellent!

Just because it's only driven in daylight doesn't mean it can't be a rainy day! :P

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Most excellent!

Just because it's only driven in daylight doesn't mean it can't be a rainy day! :P

Johnny Law sez wipers on, headlights on... ;)

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I just use my imagination, to me there are hidden headlights behind that slick killer lookin grill and on that big smooth round ass I see thin LEDs down by the plate that light up behind the paint when you hit the brakes. Haha...see, it's all there, no ones looking hard enough.

By far one of the baddest lookin Rivieras I've ever seen Albie. Another great looking build. Nice job fixin the paint, that red looks beautiful.

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