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Old 01-25-2021, 04:37 PM   #1
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Default '30 Fordor Drip Rails

Reinstalling the original two-piece drip rails on 30 Birggs Fordor. Anyone have experience doing this......could use some coaching.
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Old 01-25-2021, 04:52 PM   #2
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Reinstalling the original two-piece drip rails on 30 Birggs Fordor. Anyone have experience doing this......could use some coaching.
There was a thread on this just a couple of days ago. "Search" can be your friend.

https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=293272

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Old 01-25-2021, 07:19 PM   #3
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ya. i read that one but he is working with new parts and i'm working with the originals which i think are a bit trickier. hope someone will come to my rescue.
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Old 01-25-2021, 07:27 PM   #4
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and...thanks for the heads up.
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Old 01-25-2021, 07:39 PM   #5
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Just go easy. Not sure if you have new wood that your nailing into. Don't dimple the clip of you will pay hell trying to snap on the drip rail itself. Use a block of wood wrapped with cloth if needed to "snap" the drip rail onto the clip rail.
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I did mine this way. Nail on inner portion so that it is nice and tight. The outer portion you can start from either end-probably the front is best so you can line up the screw hole though. Start snapping it on by hand then I took a rubber dead blow type mallet and gently tap it together. I used an up ward type wrap and it worked for me.


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Old 01-26-2021, 08:38 AM   #7
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Thanks Bob and Art. Glad to have the suggestions on mounting the rails. However, I have a question which precedes that step. I've been working on this car for several years and when i took the drip rails off, I removed the nails from the inner sections to facilitate cleaning off some surface rust and priming. While the outer sections can only fit on one side of car (right or left) the inner sections could mount on either side an I cannot remember which way they go (yeah, should have made that note somewhere). In examining them, I am assuming that the rounded edge of the inner section goes to the outside which would mean that the pointy dimples of the predrilled nail holes also go to the outside......or do i have that backwards. I know this is going to make a big difference in mounting the outer section. Also, when i removed these rails, there was a thin layer of "gasket" material under the inner section.....should i replace this and if so, what should be used.
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:20 PM   #8
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If they’re the same idea as the new ones there is a picture in the other post that I posted. Hope it helps.
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