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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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SSR Article: "Doomed"

Here's another article in which the author offers his views on the SSR. He periodically writes on his web site articles about cars no longer manufactured using the "Doomed" byline.

https://www.ericpetersautos.com/2015...ssr-2003-2006/
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-22-2017, 09:28 AM
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Pretty good article. Thanks.
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I like his quote "has yet to develop the cultic following of the Lil Red Express, the 454 SS and the Lightning", this guy has never been to a rally or get together with a group like the Fanatics. His and other people's loss that's for sure, once you cross over to the dark side of owning an SSR there's no turning back......the Permigrin and fun begins.
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I've read worse. Some points made, no matter how hurtful, are true. Some miss the mark. GM made a very lovable TRUCK, and like everything else offered to the consumer, you either love it (as I do), or you don't. Do I WISH they put in the LS2 and Tremac 6 speed (not the Corvette one, that's bogus), from the git-go ?, hell yeh ! Did that stop me from buying ? Hell no !!!
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* The SSR’s frame was – like the Corvette’s – fully hydroformed. Instead of joining separate sections using welds – which were prone to inexactitude, even when performed by computer-controlled welding machines – the entire piece was extruded as a single assembly using extremely high pressure water and specialized forms. This process eliminated production variances from vehicle to vehicle and GM continues to use the process to this day.
What? I was under the belief the frame is a Long Wheelbase Trailblazer with 13 inches removed and welded back together.

But mostly he was right about problems. I didn't buy an '03 because they were too hard to get and the dealers were gouging. I bought an '06 because they were available and more reasonable. I probably wouldn't have if it were not a convertible, because I love the wind through where my hair used to be.

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The Trailblazer EXT frame is Hyro-formed. Then, you are correct, it was shortened and welded behind the front wheel. The truth about the hyro-forming is, even the sections of that are welded together where the front clip is attached. There is also still a welded seam the length of both rails, just like a tube expanded into shape by water pressure.
The wind over the foundation for follicles is only a small part of the permagrin side effects.

http://www.americanhydroformers.com/...-hydroforming/
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Good article. I enjoyed reading it. The thing that struck me was relative production numbers for these Halo vehicles. As near as I can find, Chevy made about 16 thousand SS 454s, and Dodge made around 5 thousand Expresses per year......
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Thanks for posting the article. This is the first article about the SSR that for the most part is true and correct. I forwarded the article to all my friends. Both of them.

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Retractable hard top by ASC...."American Specialty Cars"...I always thought it was American Sunroof Company
Initially ASC was American Sunroof but, somewhere along the way, changed their name to American Specialty Cars.
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Initially ASC was American Sunroof but, somewhere along the way, changed their name to American Specialty Cars.
I missed this post in September but loved reading it today. Thanks for the post @Snomuncher; and thanks for bringing it back to the top @Patton Road SSR;.


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I loved the 454 Chevy Pickup but never liked the Dodge. Some of my friends love my SSR others don't. I explain to them it is a limited addition Cult Type Vehicle that is very unique. You either love it or hate it. Think how expensive they would be to buy if everyone loved them. People try to compare them to a corvette or Tri-five Chevy but it took them all 60 years to be rare and coveted and worth $100,000 dollars. I love mine and the way it performs. Glad I could afford it and the GRINNING goes on.
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Hmmmm.......so I am driving in a mall parking lot just yesterday and a family of four stops to stare at my SSR. The little boy does a Home Alone face slap and grins. As I pass them they are taking phone pics. Yea....loving my "doomed" truck which I drive every day.

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Oh yes, and where most guys just look and maybe give a thumbs up, women don't feel the need to be cool. They will openly say something, especially older black women will come right up and gush how cool it is.
I even had a NY State County Mountie stop me to ask if I built it myself.
Definitely not the vehicle for robbing a liquor store.
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I like how they kept saying "its different than anything else" ... like its a bad thing.

Also funny how they put the SSR in the exact class as the stock trucks with a few extra options..
454SS ... just a shortbed with a big motor and a few adders.
Lightning,.. just a F-150 with ground effects and a (got to hand it to them) nice power plant.
Lil red p-up... dodge stepside with wood lattice, nice lettering, smoke stakes and a powerful motor.

All of these trucks were based on the motor...
something they can drop into a Camry (they kept comparing us to).
Our trucks were based on style and being unique...
no matter what you do to a Camry,. it wont LOOK stylish or unique.

If the SSR Engineers were targeting "Speed"..
removable fiberglass top, no steel fenders, unibody, tilt forward fiberglass front end. fiberglass tonneau..
Im happy just the way it is!!!

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