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Chevy SSR Underside?

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Chevy SSR Underside?
Posted by DallasT on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:37 PM

Hello all.  I'm thinking my next project will be a SSR.  I've found many good pictures of everywhere but the underside.  I'm asking anyone with any pictures of that area if they may post them, or give a nice description (pics preferable).  I want to detail the area between the cabin and bed where the retractable roof resides since the model is completely hollow here.

If I feel really ambitious by the time I get to building it I may model it with the roof midway in opening/closing, perhaps with the parts swappable between up and down.

Thanks in advance Smile

Tags: Chevy , detailing , pickup
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  • From: West Seneca, NY (Buffalo)
Posted by Snork56 on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 9:47 PM

Did you try google images??  

To get back up when you are down, fight when you are struggling, give the extra effort when you are in pain, come back when no one expects you to and stand up tall when people try to pull you down.    That is what makes up a true champion!!   Snork56 (S56) Henry D.  

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Posted by DallasT on Thursday, April 24, 2014 8:33 AM

Sure did, Snork- it's my go-to place for references.  Plenty of great references of nearly every area I need (even a rolling chassis), except the underside of a completed vehicle... well, except one of the underside of the rear (showing the differential and battery box) that confirmed my suspicions that the underside of the bed being primer with heavy overspray.  But I still need under the cabin and behind it so that I can add in the roof hardware (which I assume will look like a big bucket of sorts from the bottom).

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  • From: West Seneca, NY (Buffalo)
Posted by Snork56 on Thursday, April 24, 2014 5:37 PM

Dallas, go to SSR Fanatic.com!  There is a couple-four shots of the top stuff, because of an operation problem.  Not the best picts, but a start!  I'll ikeep "snooping"! :)

To get back up when you are down, fight when you are struggling, give the extra effort when you are in pain, come back when no one expects you to and stand up tall when people try to pull you down.    That is what makes up a true champion!!   Snork56 (S56) Henry D.  

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Posted by Jim G on Sunday, February 12, 2017 3:28 PM

I know this is an old thread, but maybe the following will help someone else building a Chevy SSR kit:

I used to not only own an SSR,  but I authored the book "The SSR Experience" which described what an SSR is and how to buy and modify one.

I, like I suspect everyone else, never took many photos of the underside of the chassis normally, BUT, in preparing the book, I had to take a number of high resolution photos showing specific areas (e.g. the driveshaft u-joints, because GM had a lot of trouble with premature wear there because of the spring aluminum driveshaft). If anyone really wants chassis detail photos, if he or she leaves a private message for me that includes his/her email address, I could email those photos.

The other thing that might help builders if all else fails is that in order to get the SSR to market quickly via using an already existing EPA-certified chassis, GM used the then-current Chevrolet Trailblazer chassis as the foundation for the SSR. The mods to that chassis were as small as GM could arrnage them to be. The biggest were the hard to see mods that lowered the suspension, as the Tralblazer SUV was way too high for the low slung SSR. Another key change was placement of the battery at the passenger side rear, in the chassis, under the bed of the "pickuP box". So, if all else fails, look at at 2003 through 2006 Trailblazer and you will undeoubtedly be reasonably close on details.

Jim G

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