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pyrofighting
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posted 11-15-2002 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pyrofighting   Click Here to Email pyrofighting     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am thinking about shaving the drip rails on my 68 coupe. What do you guys think. I am going for the smooth look. I already shaved the lower rocker panels and the all side lights. If anyone has any ideas, comments , or pictures, that would be great.

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Snake_Eyes
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posted 11-15-2002 06:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by pyrofighting:
I am thinking about shaving the drip rails on my 68 coupe. What do you guys think. I am going for the smooth look. I already shaved the lower rocker panels and the all side lights. If anyone has any ideas, comments , or pictures, that would be great.

If you will be driving this car in the rain or washing it bad idea to shave drip rails. When the water hits your roof it usually rolls down into the drip rails then the drip rails carry the water down. Now if there are no drip rails where is the water going to go? Think about it.

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pyrofighting
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posted 11-15-2002 06:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pyrofighting   Click Here to Email pyrofighting     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I understang this and I have thought about this. This is going to be a show car. i am just thinking about it. I need to replace them anyways becuase of rust. If I where to replace what do I do. They dont sell replace ment rails.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-15-2002 06:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's not a mod that's easily reversed. You want to consider that. Also, if resale is in it's future, be aware that unless you find a buyer that likes that mod, you'll be lowering the resale value.

But! If that's what you like, it's your car to enjoy, right?

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pyrofighting
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posted 11-15-2002 06:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pyrofighting   Click Here to Email pyrofighting     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I could car less about resale. If I where to follow that then I wouldnt be shaving everything else and butchering the rest of the car. I am makeing a show car the way I want it. I just wondered if anyone had any pics of this mod. Or any ideas of how to replace the drip rails?

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Snake_Eyes
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posted 11-15-2002 07:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by pyrofighting:
I could car less about resale. If I where to follow that then I wouldnt be shaving everything else and butchering the rest of the car. I am makeing a show car the way I want it. I just wondered if anyone had any pics of this mod. Or any ideas of how to replace the drip rails?

If it?s just a show car go for it if that?s what you want to do. As far as replacing them goes it depends on how bad it is. Lots of ways to repair them one might be making a whole new drip rail or if there?s only minor rust and some holes it can be filled by welding if the metal around the hole is not to thin to weld and not burn other holes in the metal.

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mustang68mustangs
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posted 11-15-2002 09:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was actually thinking about doing this myself.when I have the body done on my 68,I think it would look cool. I would also like to see pics.
What about all of the newer cars that dont have drip rails.I had a 93 5.0 and water would occasionally drip in on the seat if I drove it in the rain and then opened the door.But So what!!
Do it if thats what you want!
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mellowyellow
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posted 11-15-2002 11:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pyrofighting:
I could car less about resale. If I where to follow that then I wouldnt be shaving everything else and butchering the rest of the car. I am makeing a show car the way I want it. I just wondered if anyone had any pics of this mod. Or any ideas of how to replace the drip rails?

Why not just remove the stainless and leave the drip rails. They're barely noticeable without the trim. The rest of thee stuff CAN be put back on. I put side light on a 67 fender-no big deal. Nothing is forever, and one day that car may end up like a breakup with a girl friend. We can be fickle when a "I got to have that car" comes along! What you're proposing is NOT the smart thing to do.

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Snake_Eyes
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posted 11-16-2002 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Snake_Eyes   Click Here to Email Snake_Eyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 68 mustang roof is kind of pitch down I guess you could say so the water rolls into the drip rails. Shaving it wouldn?t be too hard to do. Good luck on what you chose to do

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Fastymz
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posted 11-16-2002 04:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've never seen a mustang with it done.But I know a guy that has a 68 Camaro that he removed the drip rails from.It's kinda funny because you dont even notice that there are gone.Like Pete said if you remove the trim it would be hard to tell the difference between that and a removed drip rail.
Coming from someone who also dose not worry about resale,or mods.I'd say do what makes you happy.But I sure wouldn't want to do all that work.And not have it look any different,then if you just removed the trim.

Theres a Black 66 in town here.He removed the drip rail trim,and paint all the window trim black.Now thats you notice right away.Looks kinda cool that way.
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Gullatt's Mustangs
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posted 11-20-2002 12:13 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gullatt's Mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I went over to a friends house to check out what happened when he shaved the driprails on his 1967 Fastback. the end result was he successfully disconnected the sides of his roof skin from the car.
I would suggest removing the stainless steel trim (my Brothers 64 Fairlane doesn't have trim) and do any neccessary sanding and finish work to "dress them up" a bit. Then paint them while painting the car. I think you will like it this way and in the future trim could always be reinstalled !

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