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Customs Chopped Shoebox Ford's...Drip Rails...

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by MrGasser, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. MrGasser
    Joined: Oct 24, 2001
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    ...yes or no?...
     
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  2. Finnrodder
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  3. milner3268
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    I did a 5''/7'' on my 50 coupe,w/drip rails. GOTTA STAY!!!
     

  4. rickkane
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    I've had one of each. Definitely keep them.
     
  5. Buddy Palumbo
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  6. gasserfan9
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    yes, shaved rails look like a bald car to me
     
  7. 00 MACK
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    I'd have to see the roof.
     
  8. If you take them off you'll have to shave your eyebrows to.
     
  9. Hogman
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  10. atomickustom
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    Keep them. Shaved looks funny AND they serve an important function, particularly for someone who lives in Detroit.
     
  11. hombres ruin
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    nope ,leave them on,it looks bald weird and strange
     
  12. Pre-K
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  13. GassersGarage
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    YES, It ties the window lines together. I've seen them shaved, it throws the window proportions off.
     
  14. Plung
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    yes yes yes
     
  15. williebill
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    Like 41-48 coupes..
    Depends on the car....
    Liked 'em both ways,not counting the practical side of things.
     
  16. Gotta keep 'em...even with a radical chop like my old 50 tudor.
     

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  17. MrGasser
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    Actually, the drip rails were already shaved by a previous owner, when I bought my old '46 coupe body, (don't mind the flat black and red wheels, this was about 16-17 years ago!)...I kinda liked it...:
     

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  18. mace69
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  19. 60 ford
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    Keep em, would'nt look right without them
     
  20. another vote to keep'um!
     
  21. big creep
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    keep them! look mush better with them on!
     
  22. they have to stay
     
  23. Chopt50Ford
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    definately keep em
     
  24. Kustomline54
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    keep'em dont shave it. Cars look way better with them
     
  25. They gotta stay, just drill the spotwelds on the A-pillar instead of cutting through them. unless you already cut them?
    What I did was drill the spot welds and pulled the drip rail out of the way and then cut the post. Then when I laid them back in place I only had to cut the bottom of the drip rail and re-weld it place without cutting through it. They are a prick to weld in the middle if you cut through them. Just my 2 cents. TBJ
     
  26. 50Fraud
    Joined: May 6, 2001
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    Looks like the votes are in, and are overwhelmingly in favor of keeping the drip rails. I personally don't mind shaved rails, as that was pretty much standard practice in the '50s, but it looks a little strange today.

    Here's a thread that includes a review of a lot of shoeboxes. To my surprise, there are only a couple of cars in the whole thing that have shaved rails:

    http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=512524
     

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