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Old 11-02-2018, 10:52 AM
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New member with a 2008 panel

Hello, everyone. Today I add yet another vehicle forum membership to a long line of automotive forum memberships. I recently acquired this wonderful HHR panel from a gentleman retiring from the hot-rodding business (he used it to haul parts).

About me: I am a mobile auto detailer. I'm something of a Jeep XJ expert. I'm an avid canoe tripper and camper. I am a biologist with expertise in natural areas management/ecology and canine behavior.

About this HHR: It's an automatic 2.2. 85k miles. Its first owner was in Ohio (all I know). It's second owner was a speed shop in Michigan. It's third owner was the previously-mentioned hot-rod shop. I'm fourth. I have no information on the origins of the paint job (wish I did). The hot-rodder applied the gravel guard you see on the bottoms of the doors (rust free inside and out). Word is that the 1" lowering is via a Belltech kit, but I haven't been able to verify this. It has blue undercarriage lighting by Varad, but none at the front, and the passenger side has some dying diodes.






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Old 11-02-2018, 11:13 AM
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Welcome to the site. Nice looking panel you got there.

Be warned. Someone WILL ask you the details about those sharp looking rims.
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:30 AM
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As soon as I know the details of these wheels (if I ever do), I'll happily provide them. All I know is that hot-rodder replaced the chrome bits (suggesting the wheels themselves predate him) because they had been in bad shape.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:15 PM
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Welcome to the site! Those are Wheel Vintiques, Smoothies with a baby moon and beauty rings very cool.
If you search through the early posts of HHR of the month entries, you might find the OO and their story of this panel.
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:32 PM
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Love the colour scheme, including the hockey stick gravel guard. Congrats and WELCOME!!
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Old 11-02-2018, 03:58 PM
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This coulda been it prior to two tone, but that was in the future plans, but the fail exhaust is missing

https://www.chevyhhr.net/forums/feat...anel2nv-11394/
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Old 11-02-2018, 11:40 PM
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Welcome & Congrats on the Panel. I may be slightly biased to the Panels tho, having had my 2LT Panel since Aug of '09.......

Like the colors scheme & wheel deal.
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Old 11-03-2018, 12:17 AM
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Welcome , Cool looking panel there enjoy the ride !!
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Old 11-03-2018, 08:41 AM
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Love the colour scheme, including the hockey stick gravel guard. Congrats and WELCOME!!
Yeah, the guard really doesn't look bad. I'm likely going to extend it to the front of the doors as there is the tiniest bit of paint bubble on the front corner of the passenger door.
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:59 AM
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That is a seriously great looking vehicle there!
My only suggestion would be to get that god-awful dealer plaque off of there ASAP.
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