Do it yourself drip rail install

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by MR. FBDY, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. Scottyd

    Scottyd Veteran Member

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    I'm not sure. My car has it but no vinyl top or signs of ever having one.
     
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    This was the same with my parts car. My car originally had a vinyl top and had the b post extra piece, but no rain gutters. Weird. Haha
     
  3. Scottyd

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    I assume if it had a vinyl top it'd have either holes or studs to hold the trim down along the belt line of the top right? My car has had 1 paint job since new so it's possible those holes have been filled I guess.
     
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    This post was a feature recently on NastyZ's e-spiff. I checked these "gutters" on the options list when I ordered my '79 40 years ago. I still drive it. But I noticed the steel clip is attached to the gasket base trim. I assume this is how one would replace that piece, does anyone know if that piece is welded to the trim, or simply screwed on? (This the original post picture, not mine)
    [​IMG]Mine are rusted back to where they're almost useless. So to get the glass to line-in properly, I have to close the doors by partly pressing the glass as well.

    I really would like to change them; at one point I had to cut them back and grind the edges smooth, because I was cutting my self or shirts getting in or out!
     
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    I'll check mine, but I'm pretty sure that steel guide/bumper is riveted on the channel.
     
  6. Big Block Z

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    They are held on with 2 rivets .
    They are held on with 2 small rivets .
    I do know that replacement parts ARE available .
     
  7. falloutboy

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    Hi, I know this thread is old but I just realized that the pictures in the first post can't be seen anymore.
    Can this be fixed?
     
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    I need a how to and connot see the photos. Anyone know whats up with that?
     
  9. Knuckle Dragger

    Knuckle Dragger Mayor of Simpleton Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Part of the photobucket BS from years back. MR.FBDY decided not to pay the ransom.
     
  10. badazz81z28

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    Pics would help, trying to see where the putty goes
     

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