Purchased in Hawaii in 2009, our split window coupe has a 327 fuel injected engine and the very rare Heater Delete option. Our Corvette was restored over a 4 year period using original 1963 components. Modifications were limited to those popular in the late 1960's. Our vision... Period Correct/Era Modified.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
C2 Corvette Drip Rail Clips
Back in 2009 when our Corvette was delivered Ty made me promise not to throw anything away during the restoration. I thought that was an odd request but I've since seen the wisdom.
These are the original upper door drip rails that we replaced over a year ago. They're nasty, rusty, difficult to store and they have sharp edges. It would have been easy to toss them but I kept them and I am glad I did. They have original trim clips and they tell us where the trim clips get installed. You won't find that information in any book. In this picture I have already drilled out the spot welds and removed one clip.
The drip rail requires 5 clips but ours only had 3 usable ones. 2 had to be fabricated. Can you pick out the replica in this picture? I can't either.
4 of the 5 clips are ready for welding.
Each was plug welded then ground smooth.
All 5 are now installed on the drivers side. The passenger side is next.