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    Cool no more driprails

    Hi all I am just looking for some thoughts about my latest crazy. I have only done one sideClick image for larger version. 

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ID:	11620 Its not perfect but its not done yet. thanks for looking.

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    It's an interesting look, Matt.
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    super idea!...i think it looks great on a rwd to achieve the "smooth" look...i am going to steal your mod if/when i repaint the convertible...looking forward to more pics.

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    First gens leak enough without any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malaking_TT View Post
    First gens leak enough without any help.
    I thought the same thing. "Necessity is the mother of invention": weatherstripping will help. The modification does rather demand fair-weather parking outdoors and the need for a garage.
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    The factory weather seals are not awesome to start off with so now is as good a time as any to find a good upgrade for the craporama door seals.

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    i love sitting in a wet seat

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    Now is going to be like a Ford. The moment you crack the window open when it's raining water can flow into the cab right on to the electric window controls. That's one thing I hate about my Ford.
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    Thanks for all the input. Lucky me it sleepz in the garage. And Its not my daily driver.

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    So did you tack weld along where the seem was? If not the roof and windshield frame can separate.
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    I have looked at doing that for years, but to keep the rain out you need some kind of way to keep the water from running in off the roof. I even considered making outer window frame covers to bring the frame out flush with the opening. Just see more work to make things worse. But I love the look of them gone...
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    I did weld the whole seam it runs the length from top to bottom. Its touchy the metal Is very thin. I will post more pics later. Thanks

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    Next little project - Replacing the removed drip rails on truck. I luv the forum for exactly what you got here, a straight answer from members. I like the mod, really. but I think your going to need some of them Mylar wind deflectors just for when it rains. Though who runs with open windows in the rain. Getting in and out during rain the water is going to drip on your seats and carpet and who likes a wet pooper? Well, maybe a few members will say they do.

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    Looks sleek. Remember the VW Bug "Cal Look"? Paint it a pastel color.

    I got 3 new rolls of single bulb weatherstrip for my car project I didn't end up needing that might work if you need 'em.

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