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Old 05-01-2005, 12:04 PM
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Drip Rail repair help

I have a 1939 chevy master deluxe and there is some damage on the passenger side drip rail at the winsheild post. Someone repaired it a long time ago with lead and now I wish to repair it with new steel. I am at a loss because the repair made took away th edetail of the drip rail it looked good at 20 feet but not close up. I am planning on making this car into a street rod so I am thinking of shaving them off or filling them in. Is there anyone out there that has done this before and has had good results. Does anyone have any how to steps on this. I am wide open for suggestions. Thank you!

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Old 05-03-2005, 12:52 PM
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Do the search thing there as well as perusla of the journals and get soem tips on metal work..

Click here As some of the same guys who are here are there as well with metal working expertise..

Lacking any NOS parts one has a couple of choices on a fix..1) find something that is alomost right and masage it into place..Or build a new piece from scratch to replace the damaged piece..the metal you have may be able to be improved with use of proper tools and technique..

I am sure it can be fixed..just takes a bit of "noodling" to get it done..

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Old 05-04-2005, 02:41 AM
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They're a bit of a pain, but not impossible!
A block of wood, some 1/4" rod to roll the sheetmetal around, a hammer and chisle, mixed with a dash of innovative imagination and a pinch of patience will cook up a mighty fine piece!
If ya need more info, I'll gladly share it.

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Old 05-04-2005, 04:10 PM
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I am takin' the advice in hand and go bang some metal into submition I was just getting alittle frustrated at the CRAPPY body work someone did. I am sure it has been there a long time because the car has not been on the road since 1973 and I have had it since 1988 it was repaired with lead.............I know I know.......what is takin me so long to.....get er done........That in itself is a long story, that I will not bore you with. I will let you know how it comes out maybe post some pic's. Again Thank you for your help.
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