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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old May 13th, 20, 9:13 PM Thread Starter
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seal roof panel?

on my 66 i am getting rid of the vinyl top and painting the top.tonight i just happened to notice that there is a gap between the edge of the roof panel and the inner edge of the drip rail,gap is maybe 1/4 inch from windshield to the back of 1/4 glass.does this seam need to be sealed or can i just leave it as is.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old May 14th, 20, 6:26 PM
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Re: seal roof panel?

I would seam seal it. I believe there is a sealer for the drip rail. Terry
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old May 14th, 20, 7:18 PM Thread Starter
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well as i said i have seen lots of 66-67 with painted tops but never had a reason to look in the drip rail.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old May 14th, 20, 10:06 PM
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There should be seam sealer in the drip rail. I would think even the vinyl top cars would have seam sealer too, but I guess not. By chance do you still have your mouldings? if they are in good shape, I would be interested in them.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old May 14th, 20, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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well there is no sealer in there.i just talked to my neighbor who is into a 69 gto,and he said his has sealer there.so guess the painted top cars got it.dakota what do you mean by mouldings?the aluminum strips that pinch the vinyl top into the drip channel?if so i do still have them but will be keeping for now.i'm painting my top and if i don't like it i am going back to vinyl.
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on my 66 i am getting rid of the vinyl top and painting the top.tonight i just happened to notice that there is a gap between the edge of the roof panel and the inner edge of the drip rail,gap is maybe 1/4 inch from windshield to the back of 1/4 glass.does this seam need to be sealed or can i just leave it as is.
I stripped my 66 when I restored the body and the rail had caulking in it that was all cracked etc.,I ground it out and recaulked with 3M 2-part caulk.The car didn't have a vinyl top.I did not fill the channel up to the top of the rail with caulk,I left about an 1/16" or so of the rail protruding like the factory did. Hope this gives you some insight,good luck. Tom..
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old May 15th, 20, 6:40 PM Thread Starter
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Re: seal roof panel?

now that you mention it being really cracked up i do recall my old 66 tempest had alot of cracking in the drip channel.guess it's gonna get some sealer in there.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old May 15th, 20, 11:09 PM
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Re: seal roof panel?

Cherokee, Im looking for the moldings that are on the bottom of the sail panel not the drip rail moldings.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old May 16th, 20, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Re: seal roof panel?

o you want the trim that separates the vinyl top from the painted surface.as i said i am painting my top,but i still need that moulding to separate the colors.chateau slate lower/black top.
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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old May 22nd, 20, 11:05 PM
 
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I think my 66 had a factory vinyl top. It did not have seam sealer in the channel. I think they figured the vinyl top glued in with the metal strip on top would be enough. I would recommend using a modern "self leveling " seam sealer by 3M, with or without the vinyl top.
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Re: seal roof panel?

Are the mouldings different on non vinyl roof cars? I took my vinyl roof off and thought I could re use the drip rail mouldings whenever I finish my '67.
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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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the drip rail moulding will be the same.
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