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Rear bumper/trim piece thingy?

I have seen some pictures in the avatars, and the one in Fuzzy's signature, showing a rear trim piece that reaches across the tailgate from end-to-end. Is this avaiable to purchase, or is it a concept thing? Also, I see it reaches across the taillights - if this thing does exist, how exactly does it work with the contours of the rear end? Whatever it is, it's extremely cool! :)

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The rear bar was on the concept truck, and was eliminated from the production unit by the GM Design team.

They wanted to keep the back end clean. For what it's worth, I really like the clean back end - others have posted that they would prefer the bar.

The original design had upper and lower taillights, and recesses in the metal for the bar.

I would recommend checking old posts for the book "SSR - An American Original" - put out by Automotive Quarterly, and available from them or, as others have posted, from Amazon. It's a great history of how the SSR came to exist, and makes you appreciate just how lucky we are that this coolest of toys made it to production.

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Coincidently, I ordered that book from Chevymall.com just last week - hasn't come in yet. We have been so immersed in Vettes, and know so much about the history, etc., that we feel totally lacking when it comes to the SSR. We are trying to learn all we can - we have absolutely fallen in love with ours, but had not researched or set out to buy one. We were lucky enough to have this one fall into our laps while we were looking at another Vette, and we couldn't be happier!

Anyway, thanks for the info - we are eagerly awaiting our book, and are so happy to have found this website as it is the only really good source of information I have found so far. Thank you all for your patience with my questions, and for all I have managed to learn in a short week!

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Vettegirl,
The rear bar you see in the avatar is on my Radio contolled SSR that I painted to see if that paint design would look good on the full sized SSR. I don't know of any one that has one available. When I get to painting my full sized SSR, I intend to pursue the option of finding or making one that will addapt to mine. It is cool,and definately sets it apart from others.
 
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