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Old 11-27-2016, 07:33 AM
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Because I made the roof for the Essex out of a 56 International hood I need to finish the edge just above the door, on the inside and like a header above the door, it currently tends to bite my head every once in a while when I'm getting out. I'm thinking forming a drip edge would be a good way to do it.
I was thinking if I follows the line just above the door all the way back too where the new piece is welded to the Essex roof.



Give me your thoughts and ideas, what I should build it out of? If I should put them on?
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Old 11-27-2016, 12:55 PM
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I would suggest a bead the same size as the upper bead on the belt-line, running from the top of the windshield post to the back of the weld behind the door. Even better would be all the way around. This can be fabricated by splitting a piece of the correct size tubing if a bead roller is not available.

A drip rail won't be of all that much value considering there is no glass anyway.

That said, a drip rail is not too hard to fabricate. I have seen it done in several threads.
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Old 11-28-2016, 04:11 AM
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Thanks for the reply Skip, I do have full glass in the car now, so I think drip edge is the way to go, just not sure how to go about it.
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I'm not sure I understand your problem. Give us a closer look with the door open.

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Old 11-29-2016, 03:33 AM
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I'm not sure I understand your problem. Give us a closer look with the door open.

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I will take some photos this afternoon and post them up
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Been too busy at work to get pics will post some this weekend
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Old 12-03-2016, 09:10 AM
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Okay finally got the pics. How would you all go about tying a drip edge into finishing the door opening?





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Old 12-03-2016, 10:14 AM
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My 2 cents on this snowy Northern Michigan Morning Dozer...
If you are just going for a more "finished" look I would pick up some steel tubing of the diameter that looks best to you and weld it on. Possibly large brake line.
If you want a functioning rain gutter I would fab up some steel sheet into a
U shape with a flange on one side of it. Use the flange to attach it to the underside of the top in the door opening(Hope that makes sense).
The problem you may have with a that is clearance for the top of your door.
If you are like me chances are what ever you do you will still hit your head getting in.
That's why I dig convertibles....
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I'm thinking like Torchie, a U with a flange on it. _U
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I like Torchie's tubing idea... or maybe some solid rod... stitch it on and run a bead of seam-sealer, top and bottom.

I don't know how a drip edge will stop you from banging your head, however... wrap your skull with pool noodles?






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