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Old 07-16-2018, 10:54 PM   #1
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drip rails

Has anybody installed drip rails from Brothers Truck? they say exact O E M fit any info would be appreciated thanks in advance
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:27 AM   #2
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Re: drip rails

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Has anybody installed drip rails from Brothers Truck? they say exact O E M fit any info would be appreciated thanks in advance
Well, as a friend of mine once say when he pulled a part out for his 65 Corvette of the box it was just mailed to him in:

"If they wanted to be honest, instead of saying Exactly as Original in the catalog they would say, Similar to Original, can be used if nothing else is available."

I think that is about as profound as you can get.

These originally were a pain I have to assume that the reproduction part is going to be a pain too.

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Old 08-13-2018, 12:16 PM   #3
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Re: drip rails

I like the look of the drip rail trim and I also agree it is going to be a pain. Working at a dealer on new vehicles, some repairs required removal and re-installation of exterior trim. I would use masking tape to keep from scraping new paint. While tabs or plastic retainers is more common, the old school drip rail trim is friction fit which raises certain issues.
#1 Will it scrape some paint of the top or bottom edge when rolling it on? Both.
#2 Drip rails are not perfect from the factory so more attention maybe needed to make all things equal which takes time & effort, before painting.
#3 Get a buddy that does not loose their temper easy, otherwise it will get bent.
#4 I was told years ago, that plastic wrap was taped in place, then the molding was rolled onto the rail. Then the plastic was trimmed away after the install.
Never saw it done but sounds good.

I worked with a guy who started a GM with a broom the day after he graduated from high school and still is there. His dad worked at a truck plant for 20+ years, before they moved it out of town. His dad is gone, but Bobby G. can recall many things he saw and heard how things went together.
I never work at Goodyear, but 3 family member did. We went to open house events to see tires being made and the equipment used. Amazing, but if most saw how, they would not trust tires again!
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Re: drip rails

LOL, I as at a car show a while ago after I had welded my drip rails back on. I looked at how one fit down to the body line and it was way higher than what I did, at least a quarter inch higher. I wasn't upset that I made a mistake because I think mine looked better anyway. The next one I looked at it was down where I did mine! LOL And these were original trucks. So, yes, they are all different. The fit and finish back then was NOT like it is now that is for sure!

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