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stros

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Drip rail molding question for SE
« on: February 26, 2020, 12:19:10 PM »
Hi - on a 1977 SE...

  • Are the drip rail moldings painted black?
  • Are the drip rail moldings not installed?
  • Are the drip rail moldings used but have gold striping applied over them?

Thanks
Darryl

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Maxthe222

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2020, 03:24:13 PM »
Drip rails.... Is that like the extra chrome piece around the edge of the driver and passenger window thing? Like they wouldn't be there if the car is a hardtop? Funnily enough, the one on the back of the window there that is vertical is actually still chrome. I don't think you could order the drip rails even if you ordered a Y81 buy then again I think I was proven wrong. They were not available on T-Tops cars because there was nothing to clip onto. The one along the top edge of the door itself is chrome too, and I'm sure the one lining the roof and the edge of the A-pillar is chrome too. In general, all the things that where chrome on a regular T/A where chrome ONLY around the driver and passenger windows. The windshield and rear window trim where black. And no, they definitely did not have gold striping on them
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Wallington

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2020, 03:45:01 PM »
No, not an option on SE cars. And yes, they were still an option on T-top cars but were less for drips and more for bright trim surround. This is where the mylar version also came into play. The diecast B pillar molds were the only chrome, the rest being either stainless or anodised aluminium.

stros

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2020, 05:46:23 PM »
Yes, it's the mylar chrome piece that goes above the driver and passenger windows.  This is for a hardtop.   

Wallington on the T top cars do you know if the gold striping was applied on top of the mylar rails?
Darryl

'77 black TA Hardtop LS3 / 4L70E swap
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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=61066

Wallington

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2020, 06:43:30 PM »
No, the strip wasn't on SE cars, T-top or hardtop. It was clearly mentioned in literature at the time that it wasnt available due to the location of stripes clashing. That's not to say a dealer wouldn't follow requests but the SE models were already largely blacked-out, any bright trim would look odd regardless. Pretty sure I've seen it done too, very cluttered and likely regular black car with decal kit which is common.

stros

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2020, 12:55:27 PM »
Thanks - do you guys know the width on the decal stripes that go in that drip rail location?  The reason I ask is that the paint under my moldings is quite faded and I'm wondering if the stripes will totally cover that faded area.
Darryl

'77 black TA Hardtop LS3 / 4L70E swap
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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=61066

stros

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #6 on: February 29, 2020, 01:27:57 PM »
Just checking if anyone with an SE can quickly measure the width of the pinstripe that goes where the drip molding would go on a non SE.  Thanks
Darryl

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nUcLeArEnVoY

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #7 on: February 29, 2020, 01:38:27 PM »
Special Editions did not include greenhouse brightwork of any kind, and the windshield/rear window trim were blacked out.

These cars in general look far sleeker without the drip moldings. Unfortunately it's hard to find them without them unless it's an SE, which you'd be paying a huge premium for because it's an SE.

stros

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Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2020, 02:13:26 PM »
I wasn’t referring to the trim.  I was referring to the gold pinstriping/decal that surrounds the door glass where there is no trim - as shown in the car linked below.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-Pontiac-Trans-Am-Four-Speed-/223888487456
« Last Edit: February 29, 2020, 02:18:58 PM by stros »
Darryl

'77 black TA Hardtop LS3 / 4L70E swap
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http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=61066

Re: Drip rail molding question for SE
« Reply #8 on: February 29, 2020, 02:13:26 PM »
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