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Old 11-12-2012, 05:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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the drip rail that is.
mine are rusted out fairly bad towards the front of the car, and i don't think I could just fix it with a patch. So my options are to shave them or buy a replacement.
How hard are they to shave?
Oh and its for a 67 coupe

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Old 11-12-2012, 06:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think they would be hard to shave. But they do perform a pretty useful job.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I shaved mine and they were perfect. It took maybe an afternoon and maybe a few extra hrs when I blocked sanded the car. Now you would never know they were ever their.
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think it was the Terlingua coupes that I first saw with the shaved drip rails. I was not a fan of the idea until I saw it done. Its actually a decent looking mod. IMHO
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Mine are shaved also. Not that bad of a job to do. The only drawback is if its raining water will run in when you open the door. Not really a problem for me due to the car not being my daily driver.
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I prefer non shaved
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Shave em if you're doing a fairly wild moddified. November issue of modified mustangs and fords has a nice article on it. I like it on highly modded cars, true restomods I don't.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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No drip rails on my '95 convertible. I hate it when it rains and I have to get in or out of the car. Especially when water pools on the top and pours on my leg when I get in and the car leans a little.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Cut a few inches at a time and tack weld as you go. Mine are gonna be shaved too.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:56 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I sure wouldn't do it. I think they look much better on the car than off.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't understand why anyone would
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I would do it.

Everyone has their own taste, just figure out what YOU want to do.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hmm, why not ask your wife or girlfriend...Honey, do you like shaved or not?
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:14 AM   #14 (permalink)
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I would and did on my 67 clone. I was going for a subtle restomod car. I think it looks awesome. The metal is a little thin in that area so take it slow.
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I would and have done it on a few



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