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Drip rail supports?
Posted by: KenHenry ()
Date: February 14, 2020 05:59AM

The sheet metal under both of my drip rails is rusted through at the rear on both sides of my 65 coupe. This is the piece that is sandwiched between the roof panel and the body structure, which the moldings snap over. It seems like rain water was getting trapped at the base of the C pillar and unable to work its way out.

I'm not confident I could bend up a satisfactory replacement. Has anyone used a reproduction for a Camaro or some other car from the same era? I just need to replace the bottom 8-10 inches or so. I see them out there can't find good images of the profile to tell if it would match the Corvair. Thanks for any help. Ken

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Re: Drip rail supports?
Posted by: TerribleTed ()
Date: February 14, 2020 07:24AM

The answer is good rust free sections from another Corvair.


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I have personally performed ground up restoration on over 20 Corvairs.
I currently work full time at restoring and repairing Corvairs.
Located in the Atlanta Georgia area.

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Re: Drip rail supports?
Posted by: davemotohead ()
Date: February 14, 2020 07:28AM

I most likely have sections you can use, they look ,like straight parts so any of the drip rail sections should work.

1960 4dr sedan caveman car
1961 Rampside (Chetside)
1962 Rampside (Barnside)
1962 Short Rampside (Shortside)
1962 Monza 700 Wagon
1963 Monza 900 coup (General Nader)

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Re: Drip rail supports?
Posted by: KenHenry ()
Date: February 14, 2020 08:21AM

That sounds like a good option. Dave: I'll figure out how long a section I need and email you. Ken

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