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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
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    NEED THIS CLADDING PIECE

    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
  6. Some of y'all may know this as 1Fastbrick's '06 silver birch SS that he put back together from being a stolen/partial strip (drivetrain/interior), using parts from a rolled ISS. I bought it from him in pretty much finished condition, just needs mostly some cosmetic details finished up and a few bugs worked out. My wife was jealous of my ISS ;) so I made the deal on the silver SS for her. Arriving on the trailer from Los Angeles... Pretty much just needs the hood and front bumper to be painted to match, as well as repair/repaint on driver's fender due to minor damage. The center caps and some new brake ducts are inside the truck. So far it's just been little things like changing the oil, hooking up the wiper motor, replacing the blades and a couple burnt bulbs, stuff like that. Yesterday I drove it around the neighborhood to get the emissions readiness monitors knocked out so it would pass inspection/smog, which it did just fine on. Truck rides nice like a 56K mile truck should and sounds good with what I believe is a Magnaflow muffler on the otherwise stock exhaust. With insurance and inspection handled, next up is getting the title knocked out then it heads to paint/body, with pics to follow! 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
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    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
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    Welp...

    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
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    Welp...

    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
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    Welp...

    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
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    Is this a good deal?

    LOL...I will say it's possible there's nobody there that understands it's not an SS, just because it's a GM dealership doesn't mean there's any actual "car guys" there. SS's are 10+ years old now so anybody that might have had a clue from there has moved on to other jobs... If they were closer to me I'd swing by and show them what an actual SS is. Richard
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    Is this a good deal?

    By the way here's a VHO with the correct wheels on it, this is pretty much what that truck would have looked like except in black, and the tube steps are of course aftermarket.
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    Is this a good deal?

    That was cool of them to send you the RPO list. The RPO B4V is the key here, the performance edition package. I don't know a lot about them but from what little I do know, it's essentially an SS in disguise, in other words no SS body kit/appearance package, and emblems. It's got the 6.0 engine and should be 345HP like the SS...and it's a torsion bar suspension like an SS (or like a 4x4) even though it's RWD, not AWD. (the 2006-2007 SS's are RWD as well, 2005 was AWD or RWD optional, prior to that the 2003-2004 SS's were AWD only.) Likely the transmission is the 4L65E which is just a somewhat strengthened version of the 4L60E. It may have the 9.5" 14 bolt semifloating rear axle which is stronger than the 8.5" 10 bolt. If so it will have drum rear brakes instead of disc. That's what the RWD SS's got, too. Not 100% sure here but I believe this is the truck commonly referred to as the VHO, though I'd wait for input from the VHO guys and not take my word for gospel on that. If so then the 20" chrome wheels described in the RPO codes may have been stolen, or sold off by a previous owner. They're not the same design as the SS wheels. Richard
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    Is this a good deal?

    Well for starters it's not an SS though I'm sure that's obvious to anybody except the sales department that posted the ad calling it an SS. Not sure what all the SLP performance package is supposed to be but at least according to the VIN it did come from Chevrolet with a 6.0 in it. All the details they give on their ad are cut-and-paste and obviously not accurate to the vehicle so you'll have to go see it in person. If it's got an SLP package supercharger under the hood you think they woulda mentioned it. 😉 137K mile truck for 11K but it's a factory 6.0 in a 1500, I guess that's not a terrible deal? Seems to be a well-optioned truck in good condition despite the miles. I'd check it for a repaint and closely inspect the quality of the paint. I do see some questionable things like why is the air bag dark gray instead of matching the interior color? Why is it sitting on stocker wheels with no center caps? If it was a theft recovery you'd think they woulda swiped the leather seats, etc. Richard
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    •• Houston TX Members Advice••

    Buy a beater Corolla or something. then dump it when you're ready to move back.. Richard
  20. It's cheap for a reason, so please read the post This is a VIPMOTOZ LED 3rd brake light / cargo light assembly that I had on my '06 SS, should fit all GMT800 trucks (1999-2006, 2007 Classic) but check first to be sure. It's in near-new condition and works fine. Includes the resistor box (I even managed to save & protect the double-stick on the back of it) that I guess is supposed to keep it from killing your cruise control but it didn't work for me, I found I still needed to tap in a 6ohm/50W load resistor (super easy and cheap) to keep my cruise working. The lens leaked some water inside and it took forever to dry out. It is dry now and there are no signs of moisture or any moisture damage inside. You will want to try sealing up the edges with clear silicone or something to keep water out. I have since replaced it with an OEM housing so I don't need this one anymore. Only $20 picked up near the Cypress/Katy area in Houston TX. I could ship it but by then it'd probably be closer to $30. I paid $60 for it new 2 years ago though prices have come down since then... Richard
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    2006 Silverado Intimidator SS resurrection

    A copy from my post over on Chevytalk, though I'll omit the "what is an Intimidator SS" lesson since clearly y'all know what's up already. ;) I picked this one up with 80K miles on it from the salvage auction. Hit in the right rear and totalled out for it, it appeared to me that it was an otherwise solid truck so I took a gamble and bought it. Richard edit...wow...trying to post a few entries in a row in one thread, makes them all in one post? Guess I'll wait or something.
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    2006 Silverado Intimidator SS resurrection

    Yeah I wonder where it's actually getting in. When I shook the water out it seemed like it was coming out of the edges between the lens and the black housing but who knows? It took forever sitting inside the house before all signs of moisture finally disappeared. Since then I've installed an OEM lens/housing with LED bulbs. I went with some 921 LED replacements off eBay from "Alla Lighting", the style where the brake lights strobe a few times before going solid. They fit the OEM housing pretty good with a tiny gap before the end of the bulb hits the plastic. The cargo lights are listed as 904's (it's still the same base and basic size/shape) and fit fine, too, and they're stupid bright. One thing I did notice since this OEM assembly has been on the truck a few days is the gasket still lets a little rainwater in, and the 3rd brake light bulbs sit right where it can drip down into their sockets. Since these LED's won't get nearly as hot as regular bulbs, I trimmed up a piece of clear plastic to go over the holes above the bulbs and taped it down with some foil duct tape. 100% can't see it at all and it doesn't interfere with the light from the bulbs, but won't let rainwater drip down onto them. I left my 6ohm / 50W load resistor tapped in to be sure my cruise control kept working, as that had been a problem when I first installed the VIPMOTOZ LED 3rd brake assembly. Dunno if I need it but since there does seem to be an issue putting LED's in as the 3rd brake light on these trucks, I left it in there. Richard
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    What do you think?

    Well it's different for sure. Seems like too much of a mix of styles. The wide large diameter wheels and flares are more bro dozer and feel like it should be lifted. The tire letters and low pros are a ricer style that has migrated to modern muscle cars. If you dig it though that's what matters, you're the one that's gotta drive it! Richard
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    •• Houston TX Members Advice••

    Yeah honestly I hate to sound discouraging or alarming but especially living in apartments where you may not be able to park close by, truck theft is out of hand over here. Even if you bought a beater work truck Silverado it's a theft target because they're easy to steal. The SS is a target because of its value (including just in parts); the beater is a target because it's easy to snag it and go do some crimes with it. Crime is outta control in this city and our super-liberal mayor, police chief, and DA are just making it worse. Richard
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    •• Houston TX Members Advice••

    Man...tough call. A lot of that area is kinda sketchy. However, apartment living all around the greater Houston area is sketchy due to the number of places that take government money; you'd be surprised at even some of the "luxury" places that take it because the program actually pays more than 100% of market value if the property is considered to be in an affluent area. If there's any way for you to not bring your SS but store it somewhere secure back home during your stint here...they steal the shit out of those trucks. Richard
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