As you all know, I found a leaky roof cylinder while attending the Gibbs Palm Coast Show.
YOU CAN NOT BUY NEW ONES, don't exist, or at least we haven't found any.
Decided to follow Top Hydraulics Inc. advice and removed ALL eight cylinders yesterday.
Klaus, President of Top Hydraulics has posted and Gary Medcalf confirmed, repair just one and others fail immediately.
Gary had two roof lift cylinders repaired under warranty, had to fight to get both cylinders done at the same time. Right after they were installed, a roof cover lift cylinder failed.
Dealer has removed the two roof cover cylinders and they are on there way to Top Hydraulics.
Six of the eight cylinders are fairly simple straight forward removal but the two Roof "LIFT" cylinders are difficult. Because of location of course.
My Cylinders will be on the way today to:
Top Hydraulics, Inc.
90730 Southview Lane
(541) 902 3214
Klaus at Top Hydraulics sent me some instructions which really helped.
Some of the minor problems with removal that we ran into are related to the SSR. And not being small enough to get into the roof compartment.
The Roof was assembled outside the SSR, lifted as a unit and bolted to the frame. Lot easier than reachinnnnng way down in the roof compartment to "unclip" a pin.
With the help of Ed Borland, ED in Fl who directed the removal, plus Alex and Jim Greeley it went really well. ED in Fl is our Roof Guy!!
I took 127 pictures! YES! There will be Power Point and on SSR Site for FREE download for ALL SSR Fanatics.
Top Hydraulic has offered to cretic my Power Point and add expert information and I accepted.
You can call Top Hydraulics if you want: (541) 902 3214
Or better yet, visit their Web Site:
Rebuild/Upgrade Service for Chevy SSR Convertible Hydraulic Components - Top Hydraulics, Inc
1. Latching cylinder
2. Way down inside
3. Jim Greeley reaching
4. Way down inside
5. Jim Greeley our inside man