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|Today 09:35 AM|
|SSReplay||Getting ready to leave Glacier National Park this morning. Looks like we will be entering Canada at Oroville on Rt 97 tomorrow. Staying at Sandpoint, Idaho tonight. See you at Zia's!|
|Today 09:22 AM|
Heading to the Peach City Beach Cruise in Penticton BC. 4 hours driving and 2 hours on the ferry from Vancouver Island to the mainland so far. Another 3 hours to drive today.
The SSR is a great road vehicle and deserves to be exercised regularly. [emoji48]
See everyone at Zia's for dinner on Thursday evening.
|Today 07:25 AM|
|desikk||Waxed it again. it seems to rain every other day here in Michigan.|
|Today 03:50 AM|
|tennesseecozydog||En-Oh-Tee-Ache-Eye-En-Gee = NOTHING cause it rained off and on all day here in Middle Tennessee and ... more rain today !!! tennesseecozydog|
|Today 12:24 AM|
|Trygodfirst||We’ll no ride today but for past week been receiving all our parts from mike at simple engineering to do preventative maintenance on our ssr we bought 5 weeks ago. Better safe than sorry. Ignition switch x 2 new fan and shroud. New shifter linkage. New low high and fog lamps. New pistons and brackets for hood (2003) The list is longer and excited to get going on it.|
|Yesterday 02:31 AM|
|Yesterday 12:03 AM|
|Gr8XLr8r||Here's the other 3 photos from my meet with these wonderful folks for the first time|
|06-17-2019 11:53 PM|
|Gr8XLr8r||I had a grand day today. I drove the 140 miles from my home to Sydney rear Victoria and enjoyed a luncheon with 7 other SSR owners. Some truly beautiful Rs. I specially enjoyed "Dragon" the silver "R" with the dragons on both sides of the vehicle, completely customized grill and aftermarket wheels. All but 1 who was from Victoria were from Washington State and many are going to Penticton to the big rally there on Wednesday. Fanatitastic people we did a 7 truck train for 60 miles up Vancouver island And I guided them to there hotel room at Chemainus Which is about 25 miles south of Nanaimo. Had my 90 year old Dad along as my fathers day gift to him. He was as impressed with the SSRs as I was. will add 3 more photos on another post, I'm maxed out on this post.|
|06-17-2019 08:46 PM|
OK I know this is a thread about what you did to your "R" today, but I haven't done anything. However, I did get my steel lower radiator support and air dam from Mike at SE today. But since I ordered these parts I decided to also get the fan and shroud too. So this is now on order. I've decided to wait till the fan / shroud gets here and do it all at once. I'll let you know once I replace all of these goodies.
|06-17-2019 05:13 PM|
Originally Posted by abadssr View Post
|06-17-2019 04:58 PM|
They look amazing. Congratulations.
Life is Good
|06-17-2019 03:42 PM|
Originally Posted by dano View Post
|06-17-2019 12:45 PM|
Originally Posted by Ruckzuck View Post
Congrats, sounds like a success story
|06-17-2019 12:20 PM|
Originally Posted by Ruckzuck View Post
Congratulations to your SSR group!
|06-17-2019 11:57 AM|
As previously reported, our first Chevy SSR meeting in Germany, a small article with pictures was featured in one of the most famous US Car Magazine in Germany.
|06-16-2019 12:22 PM|
I have the SSR carpet in the bed to protect the RED wood strips, and the SSR carpet doesn't look to bad.
|06-16-2019 11:58 AM|
I may have to pick up a couple of those awning chairs that can shade your head, etc. My old canvas fold up chairs are worn out and broken.
With my old streetrod, I've been over the yrs to I guess to way too many of the car/truck shows. I fully understand the "drill".
You spend hours shining/polishing your ride. You hope it's not gonna be too cold and/or too hot and for sure not to rain after you spent all that time buffing, etc.
If you get there early enough, some shows have a few trees and select "shady" spots else wise you are stuck out under the blazing sun.
OK, now you shell out the (entry fee).......maybe $25-$35 or so (depending if you registered early).
Now, you park it best spot you can find. Depending on size of show and entries, you might could spend two days getting around to see them all or see the whole lot of 'em in less than 30 minutes.
At the smaller venues, once you have made the rounds and checked out all the others, you come back and plop your butt in your chair and with a good crossword or sudoku or your favorite book, there your azz sits till at least 3:00 P. M. cause that is finally when they will end selling 50/50 tickets and get around to handing out door prizes and trophies.
Had on in Calabash, N.C. about 5 miles from my house yesterday. I finally went over there around 2:30, parked my topless ride and spent (no money) and about 30 minutes to see all the rides there.........(One SSR in the show).
Went back home and popped a cold one.
I may want those new chairs just for the International Rally.
|06-16-2019 10:23 AM|
Originally Posted by shakatak View Post
|06-16-2019 10:18 AM|
Originally Posted by Boomer Bob View Post
|06-16-2019 10:15 AM|
|06-16-2019 10:15 AM|
|06-16-2019 10:13 AM|
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.
|06-16-2019 09:35 AM|
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.
|06-16-2019 03:43 AM|
Originally Posted by sbubbaklein View Post
|06-16-2019 12:33 AM|
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.
|06-15-2019 09:16 PM|
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.
|06-15-2019 08:21 PM|
|sbubbaklein||we need a pic of that new emblem|
|06-15-2019 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|
|06-15-2019 06:53 PM|
|xoxoxoBruce||Why do they park on the sidewalk?|
|06-15-2019 04:35 PM|
|Trygodfirst||Hello mr President at Mara lago palm beach|
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