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Old 08-26-2011, 09:35 AM
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Drip Rail Molding

OEM drip rail moldings for the GW are impossible to find!! What is everyone using for replacement drip rail?

Thanks for any help!
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:45 AM
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:50 AM
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ive been looking for these for some time as well. seems like a impossible hunt
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:59 AM
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Older Wag Stainless

My favorite solution is to find an old wagoneer that someone is parting which had stainless steel drip moulding. Then polish it up.
It's a bit pricey sometiimes but they are out there and it looks way better than the crappy plastic that our late models have.
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how do you go about reattaching them?
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Stainless Steel molding

Went to the local yard and grabbed the drip molding off an older Cherokee. Saw one wag that the metal part of the roof for the drip molding was 6" shorter than the actual roof an mine went the whole length so I'd measure them to be sure. Just an FYI. They polish up quickly and make the truck look a lot better to someone that knows these things. Basically to take them off you carefully pry out the bottom. They're basically an L shape with a hook on the top. When installing; hook the top to the roof and push on at the bottom and work your way down carefully and slowly
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GW: Drip-rail Molding

I concur with what has been posted. In the end, a good GW/IFSJA friend (Mr. Steve Tripwire) acquired a set of stainless off an older GW; Of which I then had restored.

There are some nice trim folks that have both the half-round and L-shape that would work. Look here for examples: http://www.trim-gard.com/index.asp.

Don’t take my word for it… Here’s a note from Mr. Norbert, himself, at grandwagoneer.com:


From: norbit@grandwagoneer.com
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2010 6:49 PM
To: Crist D. Clapper
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Drip-rail Molding


Hi Crist,

I'd be happy to answer that for you.

I use both. I still have a decent supply of the OEM rain gutter trim and also can restore the original pieces to about 90% of new appearance.

However, depending on the customer's wishes and on the color of the Jeep, the larger, slightly more pronounced half-round or slight teardrop "chrome" trim with acrylic adhesive lends a more dramatic visual impact and more contrast with the roof. It is also less brittle and more flexible, making it less likely to get the stress fractures and spiderwebing that appears on the factory trim within a few years. I give clients a choice after presenting the advantages of each and letting them look at the difference in cosmetic appearance.

Sincerely, Norbert
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