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shaved drip rails
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Thinking of shaving the drip rails on my car...anyone done this or have any pics of it done so I can see what it looks like??? I know it's kind of a PITA, but I think it may be one of those things that would be worth the effort in the end. A nice clean, subtle mod that not everyone would even pick up on.

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#2
I say go for it. Shaved drip rails would look hot. It would take the car to next level.
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There's some pics & video of the high end build mustang that was done in north Alabama. Extreemly cool car but I didn't save the link. It's on this forum and others. Ultra modern 71 and highly customized white Mach 1. They shaved the drip rails on it as well.

Someone on here I'm sure will have the link.

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Obsidian71;39805 Wrote:Thinking of shaving the drip rails on my car...anyone done this or have any pics of it done so I can see what it looks like??? I know it's kind of a PITA, but I think it may be one of those things that would be worth the effort in the end. A nice clean, subtle mod that not everyone would even pick up on.
It's not really a PITA..It's just a matter of if you have the body work metal skill & knowledge to do it CORRECTLY.. done incorrectly it can be a costly mistake. If your not up to the task it would be worth while to have a pro WHO HAS DONE THIS JOB BEFORE perform it for you.

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#5
Here is a fastback with no rails.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/vup/4883140...4712875380

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Mitch
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#6
Sold! I'm doing it! Thant looks sweet!

Next question...Anyone got any links to tutorials on this??? I'm not at all scared to do it...been doing bodywork for half my life at this point, just don't want to tackle it without completely researching the "right way" to do it first.

Thanks!

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#7
That's an awesome look Mitch! Thanks for posting the pics! I too am sold on the look Obsidian71, so post your experience when done.
Thanks,
DJ
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Obsidian71;40036 Wrote:Sold! I'm doing it! Thant looks sweet!

Next question...Anyone got any links to tutorials on this??? I'm not at all scared to do it...been doing bodywork for half my life at this point, just don't want to tackle it without completely researching the "right way" to do it first.

Thanks!

Just a suggestion... When you start working on this start a thread with progress photos while you're doing the job. You can inspire others and get good feedback from some of the experienced body guys as well as ideas from the rest.

Jeff T.

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Obsidian71;40036 Wrote:Next question...Anyone got any links to tutorials on this???

Thanks!
NO, just remember that the roof is welded on at the drip rails. Cutting them off requires adding a strip of metal the length of the cut. Find a salvage yard with some 80s or 90s Fords with drip rails and have them cut a section. Cut the welds and see how it was done. You will see what areas need to be strengthened.


Mitch
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http://www.goolsbycustoms.com/

I believe this is what you were referring to Don... This car was actually at a little town on the AL/TN line for a high school band fundraiser. Beautiful job on the car.

Bessemer is outside of Birmingham.

Here's the Mustang:
http://www.goolsbycustoms.com/projects/p...d-mustang/
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