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Old 08-29-2018, 06:57 AM
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Replacement gutter trim?

Does anyone have a source for rain gutter trim? I'm getting ready for body work. My current gutter trim is plastic, chromed on top, then has a plastic coating on top of the chrome that has yellowed and is flaking. I don't want to put it back on after paint.

Any suggestions welcome.

BTW, I posted a few more videos of the work I'm doing on it, including removing the quarter windows.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7w...4OKpDOiPAPt3rw
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:09 PM
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Forget about the plastic stuff, that's crap.
Get some earlier stainless steel gutter trim
That's what I got for my 1990 GW
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:13 AM
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I'd love to find some. Where? Is there a source other than ebay for old ones?
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Old 08-30-2018, 04:24 PM
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A lucky junkyard trip or a post in the wanted forum here or the other site.

Be aware that you need the angle pieces between the top and front pieces. Yours are bigger due to the plastic trim being thicker.

Prolly could squeeze the later ones down if you had to.
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Old 09-02-2018, 03:15 PM
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A lucky junkyard trip or a post in the wanted forum here or the other site.

Be aware that you need the angle pieces between the top and front pieces. Yours are bigger due to the plastic trim being thicker.

Prolly could squeeze the later ones down if you had to.




The stainless fit without any issues on my '89 GW. Fitting isn't an issue, finding stainless is.
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Old 09-05-2018, 02:54 PM
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Reading comprehension fail.

As I said, it's the corner pieces that are different for the metal stuff.
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Old 09-05-2018, 08:09 PM
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I did away with them on my 89 when I have it painted and had them paint the SS corner to match. It look good without the long trim.
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Old 09-05-2018, 11:26 PM
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I left it off too but welded patches in the corners.
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:40 AM
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for a cheaper alternative
i used the universal chrome plastic trim

it is not a channel that snaps on

it is flat on back with 3M adhesive
...peel and stick

comes on a long roll, more than enuff to do a wagoneer

the chrome surface is slightly domed or rounded

available on ebay or at some parts stores
make sure you get the right width

sure, it will fail eventually
but it will last a long time especially if vehicle is garaged,
and it is easy to replace
....low cost and looks great
the corner metal elbow even works with it.

i agree,... finding stainless trim is nice
but you have to be skilled to remove and install without damage
(even buffing long thin stainless pieces is a challenge )
i have heard of a buffer wheel catching pieces like that
and destroying them.

good luck.
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:37 PM
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Rain gutter reproduction

Hello my friend, I work currently on project to rebuilt the rain gutter, in stainless style version include, main gutter, the corner and on each side of the windshied, subscribe to my newsletter to stay inform about this project.

https://www.jeepcherokeechief.com/je...tters-products
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:17 AM
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I did away with them on my 89 when I have it painted and had them paint the SS corner to match. It look good without the long trim.

Do you have a picture of what it looks like without the long piece? As I'm getting ready for some body work and a repaint, I'm seriously considering going "naked" on these.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:21 AM
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Hello my friend, I work currently on project to rebuilt the rain gutter, in stainless style version include, main gutter, the corner and on each side of the windshied, subscribe to my newsletter to stay inform about this project.

https://www.jeepcherokeechief.com/je...tters-products


Looking forward to the development. Can always use more FSJ vendors. And from my home state too!
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Old 09-26-2018, 09:38 AM
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Fross Fross does make great products
i bought the bumper nerf strip pads

great reproduction.

although many FSJ owners dismiss the cheap stick on trim for the rain gutter,....

i am kinda picky and it looks great to me

really shiny and cheap

NOTE:
( not quite as picky as i used to be, i am 48 and the older i get the more i realize all the old classics i have are just vehicles, and it is more enjoyable to drive and own them if you do not obsess so much. )

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Old 09-26-2018, 10:46 AM
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Interesting youtube channel, I subscribed. I wasn't able to pop off the harness/terminal strip from my driver's side window/door lock switch with light wedging, figured there was something else holding it on. I see from your video that it in fact does just wedge off the male pins. Thanks for the video. Anyway...

For gutter trim I was going to go with the metal trim off a Jeep XJ cherokee. it's curved at the end, but the straight section is roughly 80" long. Waggy is 92". I was going to buy 3 of them; two for each horizontal section, one cut appropriately for the lengths next to the windshield, and the remainder behind the longer horizontal sections. i'd cut carefully so that the edge would hopefully not be noticeable for the last 12".

They are currently ~$26 at rockauto for the one side, and I don't think it matters for us because we're cutting off the angled end piece anyway.

Here's the same thing on ebay, mostly because I don't know how to link to rockauto individual part.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Moulding-Dr...53.m1438.l2649


I like the way my drip rails look painted, so I will probably leave them that way.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:18 PM
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Do you have a picture of what it looks like without the long piece? As I'm getting ready for some body work and a repaint, I'm seriously considering going "naked" on these.

See if you can make these bigger


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Old 10-04-2018, 08:30 AM
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Excellent. That's what I'll do. I'll be removing mine and painting the gutter.

Looks great. And if at some point I find trim, I can always add it on.

Thank you,
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:32 AM
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Interesting youtube channel, I subscribed. I wasn't able to pop off the harness/terminal strip from my driver's side window/door lock switch with light wedging, figured there was something else holding it on. I see from your video that it in fact does just wedge off the male pins. Thanks for the video. Anyway...

For gutter trim I was going to go with the metal trim off a Jeep XJ cherokee. it's curved at the end, but the straight section is roughly 80" long. Waggy is 92". I was going to buy 3 of them; two for each horizontal section, one cut appropriately for the lengths next to the windshield, and the remainder behind the longer horizontal sections. i'd cut carefully so that the edge would hopefully not be noticeable for the last 12".

They are currently ~$26 at rockauto for the one side, and I don't think it matters for us because we're cutting off the angled end piece anyway.

Here's the same thing on ebay, mostly because I don't know how to link to rockauto individual part.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Moulding-Dr...53.m1438.l2649


I like the way my drip rails look painted, so I will probably leave them that way.


Thanks for the sub. I've got some more vids on the way. Good idea on the XJ trim. I'll have to take a look.
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