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    Posted: 27-January-2016 at 4:29PM
Would a member please post and image or two of the drip rail molding end termination, installed on a car, above the rear quarter window of the formal roof gran torino 72-73 without vinyl top? I am having to fabricate the end of the molding (from a vinyl roof molding) and I cannot find an image of the very end of the molding. I need a few close-ups too and I do not know exactly how the termination is fabricated nor where it ends in relation to the body of the car.

I have removed the vinyl top from my '72 GTS hardtop/formal roof car. I need to terminate the molding to match the non-vinyl roof molding and I need a close-up of this molding termination from a non-vinyl roof hardtop/formal roof car.

THANK YOU! 

Here is one vendor's image of the part I need to fabricater but it does not show it's relationship to the car body.






Edited by fordismyboss - 07-February-2016 at 5:51AM
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-January-2016 at 5:37PM
CHRIS E had the same question when he did his 74 (not sure what he ended up doing?) but here is a pic of my 74 formal roof it was a non vinyl hard top i did add the wide lower trim to mine with no mods! the original drip rail sticks back from the edge
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris E Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-January-2016 at 7:28AM
l   I used the ones from my vinyl top!! I don't think that there is much difference between the hard top and the vinyl top.
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Thank you for posting!

My '72 does not have the large wrap around chrome molding, so I'm not sure if your drip rail terminates in a different spot(?).

How about a close-up?

Thanks again.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-January-2016 at 2:57PM
mine look like the pic above you posted, i added the wide wrap around molding and it just butts up against the drip rail. does you're piece connect to the drip rail and continue down for the front edge of the vinyl top??? IIRC i saw something like that and it may have been on a 73?
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are the drip rail moldings that you have like this style???


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote fordismyboss Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-January-2016 at 3:50AM
Nice looking '73 hardtop sport.

I have removed the vinyl top from my '72 GTS hardtop/formal roof car. I need to terminate the molding to match the non-vinyl roof molding and I need a close-up from a non-vinyl roof hardtop/formal roof car.
Thanks for posting!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote legend onirot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-January-2016 at 7:23AM
Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

are the drip rail moldings that you have like this style???



that car is fricking amazing... beautiful car!!!...

WAIT!!! THAT'S MINE!!!  

that picture is pre-restoration, i removed my vinyl top as well.  i had another member graciously obtain the trim off a junk yard car.  so you are modifying your own... ill try to find a good pic of mine afterwards

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i will take some pics when i get home tonight and post them

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-January-2016 at 8:53AM
malcolm, your's was the only one with that type trim that i could think of where i could find a pic of it (took me a bit to find your thread.) oh i thought you replaced the vinyl top? glad you didn't Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote MrSmog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29-January-2016 at 5:16PM
 i took some pics of my trim on my 1973 factory vinyl-less formal roof.








Edited by MrSmog - 29-January-2016 at 6:39PM
Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.
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here ya go...


sorry for the delay, photobucket was down for maintenance last night and ive been in classes all day... 

and the sun was in my eyes, my stomach was hurting and i have a pulled muscle
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Thanks for posting! We've got this one now solved!
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Originally posted by fordismyboss fordismyboss wrote:

Thanks for posting! We've got this one now solved!
 
sorry as late to the party.
 
Yup, non vinyl cars have the folded over ends and the vinyl roof is straight and open so the vinyl trim slides in to it to form a seamless set like on Malcom's car.
 
You COULD use a vinyl trim on a non vinyl car but it will have a sharp edge.
I believe the non vinyl trim was made from a vinyl trim that was put through one more machine to roll the end over. Which would make it shorter than needed if you trimmed the bent end off to use on vinyl roof car.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Eliteman76 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24-February-2016 at 2:31PM
Hey, I am late to the party but I know of a half a dozen formal roof non vinyl roof cars but it's a 4 hour round trip drive.

If you don't have any luck, but don't need them ASAP might be able to scrounge up a set on a trip to the junkyard.

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I had the paint shop cut and form the end but I don't like the result. I do need a set of formal roof non-vinyl drip rails above both doors. if you find a set please let me know! Thank you!
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I had the same problem and took mine off a cougar that i found in a junkyard. they appear to be the same . All the bolt holes were the same and fit like it should

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