Tim those chrome wheels and the stripes really make the car. It has lost the old beat up family car look. OK not to clutter up the thread but I am a little slow on the draw here. Why are we arguing about drip rails on a custom? Personally my only argument would be structure, but it would not be valid. The '46 coupe that I bought in the mid '70s has no drip rails and it is still on the road. No chop either, apparently removing the drip rails chopped or not was a thing in Nor Cal in '60.