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Today 10:23 AM
richsadams
Quote:
Originally Posted by shakatak View Post
Well didn't win a trophy, however had a great day with the Wife , Kids, and Grand-kids out to support me and the little Red SSR.
Spoke to a couple of SSR owners who hadn't heard of SSRFanatic.com so gave them one of my cards.
Answered lots of questions, had many photos taken of the R, all in all a great day.
Looks great! Nice with all of the "accessories" in the bed. I really like to show off our matching bed slats, but I also really like that SSR bed carpet. Now I'm torn.
Today 10:18 AM
richsadams
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boomer Bob View Post
Here you go, Bob. Should look great in your gate!
Boomer Bob
Ha! Great minds think alike... at the very same minute!
Today 10:15 AM
richsadams
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennesseecozydog View Post
Wish i could shoot you a picture Steve & Betty but, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it. I know nothing about taking pictures and putting them on the SSR web site. All i can tell you is ... it is my understanding It was the Tail Gate emblem on the 2018 Chevy Pick Up Truck celebrating 100 years of the Pick Up. Bob Split
Guessing it looks like this from the Centennial Edition?
Today 10:15 AM
Boomer Bob
Quote:
Originally Posted by tennesseecozydog View Post
Wish i could shoot you a picture Steve & Betty but, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it. I know nothing about taking pictures and putting them on the SSR web site. All i can tell you is ... it is my understanding It was the Tail Gate emblem on the 2018 Chevy Pick Up Truck celebrating 100 years of the Pick Up. Bob Split
Here you go, Bob. Should look great in your gate!
Boomer Bob
Today 10:13 AM
Autoprof Had a great day yesterday at a local car show.
Met up with another SSR owner that I met for first time at a show late last year.
He says he hadn't had a chance to check out the website but plans to check it out soon.

We both took a top 25 "Pepsi Autosmarts Radio" picks trophy. Approx 80 (edit from 800) cars in attendance due to threat of rain. Which turned out real and awards were moved up 1 1/2 hours and still got wet coming home.
Sorry should have gotten picture of the 2 of us after awards but it was starting to rain. He has the yellow one in the picture with custom wheels. I did not find out what kind of wheels, last fall he had just purchased and the wheels were on it when he got it and didn't really know anything else.
Today 09:35 AM
shakatak Well didn't win a trophy, however had a great day with the Wife , Kids, and Grand-kids out to support me and the little Red SSR.
Spoke to a couple of SSR owners who hadn't heard of SSRFanatic.com so gave them one of my cards.
Answered lots of questions, had many photos taken of the R, all in all a great day.
Today 03:43 AM
tennesseecozydog
Quote:
Originally Posted by sbubbaklein View Post
we need a pic of that new emblem
Wish i could shoot you a picture Steve & Betty but, I guess you'll just have to take my word for it. I know nothing about taking pictures and putting them on the SSR web site. All i can tell you is ... it is my understanding It was the Tail Gate emblem on the 2018 Chevy Pick Up Truck celebrating 100 years of the Pick Up. Bob Split
Today 12:33 AM
richsadams Hardwired the R's VIOFO A119s dash cam. I looked at running the wiring from the fuse box under the hood but didn't want to deal with running wires through the firewall so I opted to keep it inside via the console fuse box.

Previously I added Autoprof's jumper to the console fuse box so that the USB ports in the dash would only be powered when the key was on rather than hot all of the time. That worked great and I had the dash cam plugged into the driver's side USB but I didn't like the wire coming out of the USB adapter and snaking back under the dash. I wanted a little less "add on" and more OEM look I guess. Plus we have a dash cam in the wife's car that uses a USB adapter in the dash. One time we left it at the dealer for some body work. I reviewed the videos to see what they did and there was a segment that was completely missing. The only way that could have happened is if they pulled the USB cable. I have no idea why they did that, but I'd rather it not be that easy to do.

I had the hardwire kit for a while but just now got around to installing it. Added a fuse tap to an unused key-powered fuse outlet (#48) in the console fuse box, grounded it to one of the passenger seat floor mounts and started running the wiring under the passenger seat carpet, door sill and kick panel. I started to run it up the door jam toward the pillar and suddenly realized that it was going to be about a foot or so short of reaching the cam.

I could have added an extension to the USB cable but I opted to add more wire to the other end. So I pulled the wiring back out and, sat down at my workbench and soldered about two feet of positive and negative wires onto the originals, added the fuse tap (again) and a ground clip. That gave me more than enough to reach the camera. Added a 5a fuse to the tap, tested it and started running wires again.

The most difficult part was running the usb cable across the bottom and up the passenger side windshield pillar trim. Although the USB cable is fairly thin there isn't much room especially where the pillar trim meets the windshield. I read Dicktator's tutorial about removing the pillar trim, but I was wary of damaging any of the clips. Fourteen year old plastic can be unforgiving. I had managed to get the other USB cable in without pulling them so with the help of a couple of plastic trim tools I was able to coax the trim out just far enough to slip the new one underneath and up to the top. Once there the upper windshield trim (top part above the sun visors) has a pretty good gap so sliding the rest of the cable over to the dash cam was a breeze.

I opted to remove the USB port jumper (after all that work! ) and replaced the 20a fuse so the USB ports in the dash are hot all of the time again. I kept the jumper in case I change my mind.
Yesterday 09:16 PM
dano Didn't do anything to the "R" today since I spent the weekend canoeing down the Coldwater with my son, his wife and our grandkids.

But yesterday was interesting, you know how some people think they know more than they do. Well here's an example. We were at a traffic light and some guy in an import complimented me on the "R". Then he blew it, he asked what engine I had and I told him it has an LS2 6.0L motor. He said...WOW that's cool. I've seen a lot of SS's but this is the first "R" I've seen, so I guess the difference between the two is the LS and the LS2.....So I bid him farewell (thank god for the light change) not wanting to subject myself to a massive headache.
Yesterday 08:21 PM
sbubbaklein we need a pic of that new emblem
Yesterday 07:37 PM
tennesseecozydog Took Split on a 187 mile cruise. Stopped in Nashville and had a late lunch with our wonderful Daughter and Son and our 4 wonderful Grand Children at the Stewarts Ferry Pike Cracker Barrel. Left there about 3 and headed up to Pleasant View, Tennessee, to a Cruise In. Drove half way to Kentucky ... finally on the way back saw an old Hot Rod so we followed him to the Cruise In. Only stayed about 5 minutes ... had to park in the Sun, absolutely no shade ... can't take the Sun anymore. Intended to stay till 6:30 before heading back to the 'boro, but it just didn't work out ... Sorry Jim. Father's Day gift from Daughter & Son was a new GM Bow Tie Emblem ... Black with word C H E V R O L E T on it. It will really look nice on Split's Tailgate. Can't wait to get it on tomorrow morning (emblem is 11" wide). tennesseecozydog
Yesterday 06:53 PM
xoxoxoBruce Why do they park on the sidewalk?
Yesterday 04:35 PM
Trygodfirst Hello mr President at Mara lago palm beach
Yesterday 04:34 PM
Trygodfirst Ok car show this morning where I’m asked hey is that one of those ssr models? Great show and lining up custom paint under the hood. Back home till late afternoon where my wife and I rode over to Palm Beach for ice cream and a cruise up to Worth Ave. and back. Pictures attached.
Yesterday 08:45 AM
Garris1 Today I replaced the clutch pedal position switch. That's switch that kicks it out of cruise control when the clutch pedal is pushed in, When the switch fails, it sends a signal to disengage the cruise. Therefore, the cruise will never engage.

Obviously it only affects 6-speed SSRs. I'm guessing the same part is utilized in 6-speed Corvettes, Cadillac CTS-Vs, and other GM manual transmission vehicles with cruise control.

It's a $20 to $25 part, if you can find one in stock. I was traveling and couldn't wait for the part to be ordered and delivered. I started looking in Ocala, FL, skipped Georgia, none in South Carolina, and only one in North Carolina at Don Bulluck Chevrolet in Rocky Mount.

It's an easy part to replace, once you get one.

Kenn
Yesterday 08:26 AM
rogerdoger 28th annual Canton crusie in , left early starting spiting rain drops...got my T shirt and a spare yellow color this year and maybe my last
Yesterday 08:15 AM
Autoprof
Quote:
Originally Posted by shakatak View Post
Well today will be the first car show for the little Red truck.
The 49th annual Murrieta Fathers Day car show.
My kids and I have been attending this show for about 29 years now, this will be the first time I have entered.
Spent the day yesterday waxing , buffing, cleaning and polishing her up.
Wish me luck.
Thanks
Good luck, have some fun and be prepared to answer questions.
I headed to on myself. I have some iced tea, my ch as it with an awning and a book to finish. Nice relaxing day.
Yesterday 06:57 AM
Mike in AZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by shakatak View Post
Well today will be the first car show for the little Red truck.
The 49th annual Murrieta Fathers Day car show.
My kids and I have been attending this show for about 29 years now, this will be the first time I have entered.
Spent the day yesterday waxing , buffing, cleaning and polishing her up.
Wish me luck.
Thanks
Good Luck, Ron......

Have a great day.


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Yesterday 06:20 AM
Guzzi Guy
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave rasmussen View Post
I got the R back from the body shop today. Someone had keyed it. So I had them "shave" the end gate with the bow tie and ssR and Hurst tags removed. I like the look. They TIG brazed the holes and did not get any warp with the low temperature.

They had paintless dent repair done where a semi hit a road cone and bounced it off the passenger rear fender while in Utah and a couple of parking lot dings also. IMO it looks great.

The stock tail pipe tips now look pretty shiny. Maybe wrap or a set of black Boras?

I am trying to decide whether to put a flat racing stripe. I have done the inlet valley on Eric's scoop hood. I like the look. It does not stand out at all but enough that I can tell it from the other Smok'n Asphalt R's at the Walmart parking lot.

I changed the fluid in the top reservoir and put a new pigtail on the Caddy tail lights. I hope to get the Hush Mat put in the top compartment next week. They shipped silver rather than black the first time. That will only leave the roof. I haven't decided on that yet.

This is last week until next week, not just today.

I'm just say'n

Dave

In my case it wouldn't matter if there were 1 or 100 R's in the Walmart parking lot. I would have to go and look at every one of them. I just get excited, what can I say?

Dave (too)
Yesterday 05:43 AM
shakatak Well today will be the first car show for the little Red truck.
The 49th annual Murrieta Fathers Day car show.
My kids and I have been attending this show for about 29 years now, this will be the first time I have entered.
Spent the day yesterday waxing , buffing, cleaning and polishing her up.
Wish me luck.
Thanks
06-14-2019 10:35 PM
Trygodfirst Ok I know it barely Saturday at half past midnight but I’m excited about my first open house car show at Exzakt performance here in palm beach county Florida
Gonna check out his painting ability in view of having the engine cover and top radiator support and sir filter cover painted to match our redline red exterior. Looking to see his custom work done on other projects. He also does upholstery work...His car show, food, and beverages of choice are all free as part of getting a good show and potential new clients.
06-14-2019 06:38 PM
Gr8XLr8r Today I took "R" to the wheel alignment shop and had them set the wheel alignment according to Dictators specs. Can't say as I've noticed a difference yet as the drivers side brake caliper seized shortly after leaving the shop, so, "R" is now spending the night at the alignment, brake and tire shop waiting for new front calipers from Vancouver, Canada. Some days are chicken and some days are feathers, today was definitely the later but rather have it happen now than on Monday on a 130 mile drive with my 90 year old Dad for lunch ( his fathers day gift )with some SSR fanatics in Victoria.
06-14-2019 06:06 PM
dave rasmussen HushMat is a brand name for sound and temp barrier.

I get it in 12" squares. I deadens the sound without adding bulk and thickness.

You will get a little less temperature insulation than the foil based, but I use black where it may not be completely covered.

It is cheaper and easier to install than Dynamat.

Dynamat is thicker and thus has some more sound deadening. It is harder to install and more expensive.

Dave
06-14-2019 04:16 PM
moscooter
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave rasmussen View Post
I got the R back from the body shop today. Someone had keyed it. So I had them "shave" the end gate with the bow tie and ssR and Hurst tags removed. I like the look. They TIG brazed the holes and did not get any warp with the low temperature.

They had paintless dent repair done where a semi hit a road cone and bounced it off the passenger rear fender while in Utah and a couple of parking lot dings also. IMO it looks great.

The stock tail pipe tips now look pretty shiny. Maybe wrap or a set of black Boras?

I am trying to decide whether to put a flat racing stripe. I have done the inlet valley on Eric's scoop hood. I like the look. It does not stand out at all but enough that I can tell it from the other Smok'n Asphalt R's at the Walmart parking lot.

I changed the fluid in the top reservoir and put a new pigtail on the Caddy tail lights. I hope to get the Hush Mat put in the top compartment next week. They shipped silver rather than black the first time. That will only leave the roof. I haven't decided on that yet.

This is last week until next week, not just today.

I'm just say'n

Dave
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Do ya have a little more info on what you mention as the "hush mat"
06-14-2019 03:03 PM
dave rasmussen I got the R back from the body shop today. Someone had keyed it. So I had them "shave" the end gate with the bow tie and ssR and Hurst tags removed. I like the look. They TIG brazed the holes and did not get any warp with the low temperature.

They had paintless dent repair done where a semi hit a road cone and bounced it off the passenger rear fender while in Utah and a couple of parking lot dings also. IMO it looks great.

The stock tail pipe tips now look pretty shiny. Maybe wrap or a set of black Boras?

I am trying to decide whether to put a flat racing stripe. I have done the inlet valley on Eric's scoop hood. I like the look. It does not stand out at all but enough that I can tell it from the other Smok'n Asphalt R's at the Walmart parking lot.

I changed the fluid in the top reservoir and put a new pigtail on the Caddy tail lights. I hope to get the Hush Mat put in the top compartment next week. They shipped silver rather than black the first time. That will only leave the roof. I haven't decided on that yet.

This is last week until next week, not just today.

I'm just say'n

Dave
06-13-2019 09:13 PM
Railroad Guy Waxed the Roadster today. Tonight took the wife out for some ice cream. Beautiful night for a drive. Life is Good.
06-13-2019 08:28 PM
SoonerSSR Finally got a few things done that I had been planning to do on my ĎRí today. I replaced the tonneau cover struts, and installed the stiffening plate. Nice weather tomorrow, and I plan to get out on the road to check it out. Looking forward to the test drive, followed by a little barbecue with some friends. Life is good. 😊
06-13-2019 03:27 PM
richsadams
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Originally Posted by SWT RYD View Post
WARNING. Once you put that letter on with that 3m adhesive, if for any reason you want to remove it, forget it. It and the felt comes off.
Well, apparently not... that's what the previous owner used and it fell off on it's own. You're right though, it is kind of ugly where it was... so no choice... back on it goes!
06-13-2019 03:23 PM
MicDonna
Quote:
Originally Posted by SWT RYD View Post
WARNING. Once you put that letter on with that 3m adhesive, if for any reason you want to remove it, forget it. It and the felt comes off.
Is this why you went stainless?? Just askín !
06-13-2019 03:12 PM
SWT RYD
Quote:
Originally Posted by richsadams View Post
Experienced an "OMG, what in the world was that?!" moment this morning.

Had the hood open to look into hardwiring the R's dash cam and decided that was a project for later. Closed the hood, got in and started it up to run an errand and suddenly a very loud "CLANG" came from under the hood. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/SSRFanatic_2016/smilies/tango_face_surprise.png[/IMG] Shut it off immediately and pulled the hood release, not really wanting to see what just happened. I had just changed the serpentine and A.C. belts a couple of days ago and thought something might have gone terribly wrong... or did I leave a socket in there or something?

Popped the hood and looked all over... nothing. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.ssrfanatic.com/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif[/IMG] Kept looking and looking, then something caught my eye lying on the crossmember that's visible between the engine and the radiator fan shroud. It was a sliver of bright red. What the... ?! Reaching down to pick it up, it turned out to be a big red metal "R", the big red metal "R" that was up until moments earlier on the hood's insulator blanket with Neal Martin's DakotaDocMartin's matching "SS" letters. Whaaaat? It had come unglued and fell straight into the engine compartment... while it was running! Yikes!

Luckily it didn't hit anything important that I could tell. Didn't scratch the custom painted engine cover and more importantly, didn't hit the alternator or serpentine belt and get kicked into the radiator. The pair of "S"s seem to be stuck on nice and solid so I'm not sure why the "R" gave up.

Sooo... it's back to the auto parts store to buy Neal's recommended 3M Black Super Weatherstrip Adhesive 08008. I'll follow his directions for attaching the letters unless one of the experts here has some additional tips to ensure this doesn't happen again, particularly while driving because that could end badly.

This is some fun "hobbying" as the wife puts it. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forum/images/SSRFanatic_2016/smilies/tango_face_wink.png[/IMG]
WARNING. Once you put that letter on with that 3m adhesive, if for any reason you want to remove it, forget it. It and the felt comes off.
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