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Old 09-25-2011, 03:29 PM   #1
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Default 1932 Ford rain gutters... How do you remove them?

I need to rework the rain gutters on my 32 Fordor. I found some 5 window re pops which should give me the piece I need as I am only replacing the front curve area.

How do you remove the factory drip rails so I can splice the new section in?

Thanks in advance...
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1932 Ford rain gutters... How do you remove them?

I was looking at the drip rails on my coupe and they look spot welded on... So I think that's your answer. They have cheapies at Horrible Freight...

http://www.harborfreight.com/catalog...ot+weld+cutter

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Old 09-25-2011, 05:08 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1932 Ford rain gutters... How do you remove them?

They are spot welded on and I think they are ever 3.5" so if you find one you should be able to measure that to the next one to find them. I just took my driver's side off the other day and I drilled a few out and I also slid a very skinny cut off wheel in between to get others off.

I would wire wheel the drip rail first so you can pin point them and then drill them out with a rotobrotche which is like a spotweld hole saw. Good luck!
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:06 PM   #4
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Default Re: 1932 Ford rain gutters... How do you remove them?

Yeah... That's what I was thinking although because it's at the front curve I wasn't sure.

I'm gonna buy a spot weld cutter too...
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:38 PM   #5
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Default Re: 1932 Ford rain gutters... How do you remove them?

If youíre not trying to save the piece your cutting off...and you canít see exactly where the spot welds are to drill, Hereís another way to do it...

Using a cut off wheel or small grinding wheel... carefully and slowly grind away the drip rail in the area where it's spot welded and stop just as youíre grinding through it, before you get into the metal on the roof...

I know everyone says you need a spot weld cutter, but this way has worked well for me... but like I said, carefully and slowly...you can get them off with out grinding/messing up the roof.
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Old 09-25-2011, 07:41 PM   #6
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Default Re: 1932 Ford rain gutters... How do you remove them?

The rotobroche(sp?)/Blair would be better because you can use smaller cutters than the default 3/8" cutter that I posted. The spot welds looked kinda small at first glance...

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