Thanks for having me

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by smitdavi, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. smitdavi

    smitdavi Member

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    Proud owner of a 1995 Rio Red GT Convertible. Believe it or not this was my grandmothers car. I bought it from them in August. This car holds a lot of sentimental value as I got to drive this car, wash/wax, take this car to prom, etc when I was younger. When they asked if I wanted to buy it, of course I had to say yes. Better yet, the wife always wanted a red convertible.....which made the decision all the much easier. Currently has 103K on the odometer. It needed some TLC when I bought it a few months ago as it had been sitting for 5 years, thankfully in a garage though. Have spent a lot of late nights tinkering to bring back the beauty. I purchased a da polisher and went to work on correcting the paint that was an absolute swirl fest. That Rio Red now has a beautiful, deep luster. Fixed all the little interior wear and tear issues including painting the faded speaker grills and headliner, reattaching loose vents, replacing the broken door inserts, fixing the plastic in the gear selector opening, etc.... The list could go on forever. The next big project on the interior is replacing or recovering the back seats. The rest of the build list looks like this:

    New control arms and bushings
    New ball joints
    New tie rods
    H&R lowering springs
    Cold Air Intake
    New Headlights
    New Top (picture still shows old top)
    Gloss black FR500's 18x9/18x10 with Sumitomo Rubber
    Rebuilt window motors

    Future plans include 3.73 gear and possible a GT40 setup.

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  2. lwarrior1016

    lwarrior1016 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Welcome to the community. That's a nice looking ride you got there. I love Rio Red.
     
  3. 96blak54

    96blak54 Legend

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    Clean car dood! Welcome!
     
  4. DeepList

    DeepList Administrator Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Welcome to the community! :)
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Welcome!
     
  6. Tally_4.6

    Tally_4.6 Well-Known Member

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    You hardly see people that go with all black FRs, nice.
     
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    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    welcome aboard!
     
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    blackdemon007 Active Member

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    Welcome to the site.
    Looks like you have a real attention to detail!
     
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    96laseredcobra Well-Known Member

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    Welcome nice drop top. Love the color scheme

    sent while thinking of mods for my 4.6s using tapatalk
     
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    I find nice back seats in my local pull-it-yourself parts yard. Good hunting!
     
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    smitdavi Member

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    That is good news. I'll probably be on the hunt once spring rolls around.
     
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    ElrodKTPQ_89 Legend

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    Welcome and nice car man! Subtle changes make a world of difference.
     
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    Welcome!
     
  14. white95

    white95 Apex Junky Admin

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    Welcome, I see you have an affinity for carbon fiber. We approve.