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Old 03-12-2016, 08:39 PM
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drip rail trim

I posted this as a reply in the wanted section and got zero replies. I thought I'd get at least a couple inquiries, but nada. I'll put it up here just to confirm there is no interest, or for better exposure.

I've installed the new plastic chrome stuff. It lasted about six months before it started delaminating and discoloring. I have found a guy who will make new drip rail out of stainless steel. He gave me a ballpark of $50/ 8' stick. When I talked to him last week, he was checking to see what finishes were available, in other words, how brushed or polished it would be from the start. That answer may change the cost if a finer finish is dramatically higher in material cost.

Here is the rub. I'd have to pay for the entire sheet of which he could get 40 sticks out of. While I'd like to have SS rails, they aren't worth that much to me. While I would guess that many reading this will say, 'sign me up' , experience says once I have them and start asking for $, it'll be like cockroaches when you turn the lights on. Here is my idea, I'll make it a three stick minimum, make a $125 deposit, with the balance due before shipping, plus the ride. I'll pack them in pvc for protection. You'd be welcome to pick them up here in Richmond if you'd like. Any takers?
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Old 03-13-2016, 06:09 AM
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I'm a couple hours drive from Richmond, and my drip rail looks awful right now -- but I'm quite a ways from 'pretty parts' right now. Any idea on how easy it would be to bend into place for say the back around the rear windshield?
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Old 03-13-2016, 07:46 AM
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I posted this as a reply in the wanted section and got zero replies. I thought I'd get at least a couple inquiries, but nada. I'll put it up here just to confirm there is no interest, or for better exposure.

I've installed the new plastic chrome stuff. It lasted about six months before it started delaminating and discoloring. I have found a guy who will make new drip rail out of stainless steel. He gave me a ballpark of $50/ 8' stick. When I talked to him last week, he was checking to see what finishes were available, in other words, how brushed or polished it would be from the start. That answer may change the cost if a finer finish is dramatically higher in material cost.

Here is the rub. I'd have to pay for the entire sheet of which he could get 40 sticks out of. While I'd like to have SS rails, they aren't worth that much to me. While I would guess that many reading this will say, 'sign me up' , experience says once I have them and start asking for $, it'll be like cockroaches when you turn the lights on. Here is my idea, I'll make it a three stick minimum, make a $125 deposit, with the balance due before shipping, plus the ride. I'll pack them in pvc for protection. You'd be welcome to pick them up here in Richmond if you'd like. Any takers?
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So a $125 deposit, what do we think the total cost would be for one jeep minus the shipping? How are these installed? I am a sucker for shinny things.
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Old 03-13-2016, 11:43 AM
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Xenolithic - these are just the strips that run up the outside edge of the A column and the length of the roof, over the doors. It is not the 'C' shaped piece around the rear glass opening.

asudchiman - I still haven't heard back on the cost of different SS finishes. Right now, for a finish similar to your average SS sink, we are looking at $50/stick and while you don't need the entirety of each length, it would take the majority of three sticks, so total as it is today would be $150. The originals snap on, around the actual vertical leg of the painted drip rail which comes off the roof.

I'd need at least ten sets sold to pull the trigger. I'm not interested in making this a cottage industry, just trying to get a set for my GW made economically.
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:12 PM
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See if one of the vendors would be willing to invest... Would it be worth paying $200 for a set and not have the investment?
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Old 03-18-2016, 08:16 PM
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See if one of the vendors would be willing to invest... Would it be worth paying $200 for a set and not have the investment?

Great idea. I know we are not the only ones who would want these...

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Old 05-03-2016, 06:07 AM
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Thought I'd bump this to the top one more time. I've got 4 signed on, need 6 more.

Anyone else?
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:42 AM
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I might be willing. What are you doing about the corner piece where the two pieces meet?
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Old 05-03-2016, 10:36 AM
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I've got a set on my GW, and a spare set.

I haven't played close attention but it seems like those are easy to come by, based on the sale stuff I have seen. Since even the late models used SS, they have survived, I suppose.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:36 AM
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I might would also be interested in a set. So $150 shipped in the end with $125 down? Ours looks like poo, Ive got another set on hand that looks ok but SS would be amazing.

Ill try to watch the thread and if you get enough people Ill go for it. And I wont be a cockroach.

You say three sticks. So would we need to cut them to the correct length once we get them?

Ive also got a spare set of the corner pieces. They seem to sell at a good price so I grabbed some off a parts rig.
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Old 05-03-2016, 11:59 AM
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$150 plus the ride. I'll pack inside PVC pipe with padding. It would be three 8' sticks. One for each side of the roof, and then the third one would cover the A pillars.
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Old 07-05-2016, 02:08 PM
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The unofficial(no $ asked for yet) count is 7 sets spoken for as of today. Need three more to pull the trigger...
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:27 AM
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I will take one set for the $150 shipped.
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Old 07-13-2016, 10:27 AM
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its actually going to be $150 plus the ride. If 86grandwagoneer is in, that makes #9. Just need one more to move forward...
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Old 07-15-2016, 08:42 PM
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its actually going to be $150 plus the ride. If 86grandwagoneer is in, that makes #9. Just need one more to move forward...

I will go in for a set....Your gonna take PayPal right? I would prefer to just pay for the whole deal at once....shipping to 40209 please.

Anyone got a nice set of corners they want to sell to complete the set, please send me a PM....

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Old 08-08-2016, 09:36 AM
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Just found the thread again.... I'm in for a set.
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Old 08-10-2016, 12:02 PM
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I would love to purchase a set too!
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Old 08-10-2016, 01:13 PM
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That should be enough shouldnt it?
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I would love a set if its still available. Should I message you?
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Old 10-03-2016, 07:11 AM
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Stainless Steel Drip Rail

Not sure but seems like thread went dead. No responses.
I have reached out to two companies and working on it will let everyone know what I find. The drip rail is my last exterior item on renovation so I'm anxious.
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