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Old 09-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #1
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A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

This is actually pretty easy. Wedging the putty knife helps prevent cutting into the A pillar. Repop drip rails are available from vendors. Once I make the repair, I'll add to this post.























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Old 09-08-2013, 04:17 PM   #2
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

Great write-up! Thank you.
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:56 PM   #3
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

Nice! I never even thought about that area getting rusty. I'm outta here to go and check it!
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:46 PM   #4
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Nice job!
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

Mine are on the list to be done, good post.
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:34 PM   #6
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

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Good stuff luznutz!

Thanks for writing this up and takin' the photos, etc..

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added to the 60-66 FAQ Index, Section 2A, Body Section / Cabs.
Thanks Woog! Looking back at picture #5 - it seems that I spelled supply wrong. LOL!

Any chance the moderator would let me correct that photo?
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:29 AM   #7
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

The text was added to your photo.

You will need to correct the text in the photo, and upload it to photobucket again.

Then edit that post to change the url ....
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:37 AM   #8
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

I know that ...

But he has to change the text on his end first
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

I'm wonderin how the truck would look, doors closed, A pillar drip rails missing?
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

Thanks for taking the time to document and share this information.
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:37 AM   #11
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Great write up....
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:31 AM   #12
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

I just fixed the original photo 5 on photobucket with the same URL. We'll see if it changes.
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

It's good to know they repop this,as I know I need to replace mine.Thanks for sharing. BTW how much are the repop drip rails...
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:35 AM   #14
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

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It's good to know they repop this,as I know I need to replace mine.Thanks for sharing. BTW how much are the repop drip rails...
Tony at 4-5-6 Chevy Trucks sells them for $40 delivered. Other vendors have them too but I think he has the best price. You can drill holes in them and then weld them to the A pillar. If you have a metal brake, you could fab some out of sheet metal but they would not be EXACTLY like factory, but close. Depends on how picky you wanna be.

The method of installation and factory design of these drip rails makes them a water trap. Once the seam sealer cracks enough for water to get in, the rust will never stop. Some folks delete them, but that might create other issues with the door seal etc.

I plan to put mine back on. I'll post picks when I do.
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Old 09-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #15
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Re: A pillar drip rail removal - DIY

Do the drip rails matter much only for driving in the rain or will there be door seal issues even if its just parked in the rain without those drip rails?
I wonder how much wind noise they are responsible for.
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