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  1. someotherguy


    I'm in the Houston area, pm'ing now. Richard
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    Not really a build but finishing up a project

    Yep! She's got almost 87K on it now, so she drives it a lot. Only very minor hiccups here and there; overall it's been a fantastic truck. I'm creeping up on 112K on the Intimidator.. just did oil changes and other small maintenance on both trucks today. So you found another silver birch... do it!!! Richard
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    ISO: OEM rear bumper

    Rear bumper cover is an obsolete part, discontinued. A few dealers may still have one but only by pure chance. I've heard of a few old stock pieces still at a dealer or two.. There's also the issue of the related parts - top step pad, bottom step pad, spare tire winch tube cover, tag light lenses (they're smooth instead of regular textured plastic), and the little metal brackets that hold the corners of the cover on. Most of these parts have become tough to source, and expensive. Richard
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    Glue or tape for Door Cladding??? 🤔

    1fastbrick answered you over on PT forums and I did too but no harm in duplicating the answer here in case it helps someone else, 3M VHB tape from the body/paint supply. Gray tape with the cherry red backing. It's super strong. And, use wax/grease remover prep spray on the panel first. Richard
  5. someotherguy


    There's some on ebay right now for $200 used but decent looking, check seller name: wreckcarsonlinecom they're parting out an SS. There's also some new ones on there for $250 from seller sae-auto who are known for carrying a lot of SS parts, though they're definitely getting tougher to find. Richard
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    2003 SSS - needs some love

    Thanks - no video needed unless you just wanted others to see it. I've got switchbacks in my 300 and had them in other vehicles, too. What I'm curious about is what your normal engine running voltage is, measured at the battery terminals. I'm pretty sure what's screwing mine up in the SS is the slightly higher than expected voltage when running, as they're fine at plain 12V. It's been a while since I messed with them though as I had to remove them immediately due to the crazy strobe effect. Far as attention, well, this forum is a lot sleepier than years past. Niche audience and will thin out (short term, anyway) as these trucks get older. They're not brand new, and they're not "classic" yet, so they're in that awkward middle range for enthusiasts... Richard
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    ISO: OEM rear bumper

    Hey Tim, assuming you're in Houston (713?) You may already know the bumper metal that the cover goes on top of is just a stock Silverado bumper with the plastic trim omitted. I've got a decent top pad and smaller bottom pad, and I might have the corner brackets if I can find em. I need to pack up another top pad and send it to a member here as soon as I can go dig in my storage unit again, so I can check.. Someone posted a link to new OEM covers recently. These parts are getting tough to source so I'd get that cover first. If you're interested in the pads just shoot me a PM. Richard
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    Name of these wheels?

    Agreed, probably 22's, and they look like Raceline Speedster 6 although it's tough to tell from that pic Richard
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    Not really a build but finishing up a project

    They were probably just gonna grab your whole tailgate but got scared off. Look up what it would cost you to replace the tailgate, wing, lower cladding strip, emblems, and paint.. if you have the Intimidator wing it's a bunch more and nearly impossible to find the OEM one as well as the OEM tailgate Intimidator script (it's narrower/smaller than the door script just by a little.) I've got gate keeper protectors on both trucks because tailgates are a high theft item.. at least around Houston. Richard
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    2003 SSS - needs some love

    Curious, which switchbacks are you using? I've got some from DDM in my 300 that work great, but when I tried the same ones in the truck, the running voltage was too high and would cause the white running light function of the switchback to start strobing like crazy after they'd been on a short while. They were fine with the engine off just at 12V battery voltage, but once the engine was running the voltage comes up...especially since these trucks' charging circuit is "smart" and the voltage can run kinda high, the switchbacks would go nuts. For now I've got older-style amber LED's for the turn signals, and white LED's for the DRL's - no switchback on the truck. I guess also if yours are working 100% even after the truck has been running a good long while, not only would the brand/part # of switchback be good to know, but also your actual system voltage measured with a voltmeter at the battery (not the dash gauge.) Thanks! Richard
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    Not really a build but finishing up a project

    So this past Tuesday my wife took me to the E.R. and so she parked the SS in the E.R. patient parking right against the building, a few spaces from the ambulance entry door. While we were in there getting tests run, some dirtbag tried to steal the truck. After security checked their cameras, they saw the guy bust out the passenger window, open the door, then got scared and ran down the row several cars and broke into/stole a VW Jetta. This was all broad daylight in a busy area. If he hadn't run off dunno if he would have been able to get past the alarm before someone caught him, but it sure is amazing to me that the dude was able to get away with any of this bullshit. Bright side is no real damage to the truck other than broken glass. Downside is I'm in the hospital and can't do anything about it until I get out, so I have her take the truck home and put it in the garage so it's safe, leave my 300 outside, and then she's driving my black SS instead. Couple days later here's the situation: Hit the boneyard (Williams Auto Salvage) for a used window at a great price ($32.48 with tax, paid for over the phone and they called when it was ready to pick up...) it's even got "OK" tint still on it, just a few scratches in the tint. I'll have it redone later but it's fine for now. Bit of a learning curve for me to put window glass in a GMT800; I can do it on a GMT400 practically in my sleep but these are a very different setup. A bunch of glass vacuumed up, some cuss words later, but no bleeding... All buttoned up with no "spare parts" leftover. Sucks but my wife definitely saw the silver lining...they didn't get the truck. Richard
  12. someotherguy

    Need upper bumper pad, any condition

    I've got two upper pads in decent/decent-ish shape, and a damaged bumper cover.. Throw me a PM with your # and I'll send pics when I get home; I'm at work all night. Richard
  13. someotherguy


    Sounds like a severely overblown estimate. It didn't cost half that to fix mine and that included a full paint job. If you think the truck is fixable (and it looks like it is) and want to keep it, I bet you could get quality work done far below that estimate. Richard
  14. someotherguy


    For what it's worth, I bought mine as a total from the insurance auction and had it repaired. Used GM sheetmetal, got lucky and found a good used bumper cover, NOS rear bed corner cladding and tailgate cladding strip, emblems.. had all the other dents and dings fixed and whole truck painted. Probably have more in it than I'd like to admit but the truck is straight and super shiny. Richard
  15. someotherguy


    Sonofabitch man she just about near took out your house too.. WOW EDIT...WTF are you kidding me this was your 8K mile truck that you had put up for sale? Man, I feel so bad for you. That is terrible Edit again, wow I'm a retread. That post where you had it for sale at 8K miles was from 2007. You sure don't post much here! Richard