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Drip Rail Removal on 1923 Sedan to Replace Top


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Help, need advice/direction on how to remove drip rail/moulding on a 1923 Single Six 5 Passenger Sedan.  The original top finally needs to be replaced as the corners are cracked and it has some larger patches from years back.  We don't want to get caught in any storms on this year's Vintage Tour.  The current fabric appears to be original, although the car was painted in the 80's.  There are no visible nail or screw heads in the drip rail with our only hint being the split in the moulding centered above the windshield.  Our 79 year old upholsterer says its been so long, he can't remember how to remove it.  Any help or hints would be greatly appreciated so we can go on the Vintage!!  Thanks.

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The drip rail on our 1929 Packard sedan had nails embedded in the aluminum drip rail so it was simply prized off.  I believe they are all made that way.  In my case the wood was so rotten it virtually fell off.   With care you should be able to remove it and reuse it.  

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