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Rain Gutter Installation

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by fj40mayo, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. fj40mayo

    fj40mayo

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    Has anyone ever installed a new metal raingutter on their fiberglass hardtop roof? I'm about to and looking for any tips, recommendations, warnings, or anything else you've got.
     
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    Sorry, I'm in the same boat you are, I would like to hear from you after you get yours done though :-[ :D
     
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    i too am in this situaion.
    i was thinking of gettins some round-stock that would drop right in the gutter and somehow forming around it (and then taking it back out obviously).
     
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    why yes as amatter of fact i'm in the final stages of a hardtop resto.
    it's a fairly simple matter to handle, assuming you have atleast a basic knowledge of metal working.
    of course handling the fibreglass (with NO metal on it!!) carefully is critical.
    i'm using a top off a 70/40 and the holes, in the Fglass were pretty "rotted". so when i went to mount it on the driprail i drilled new holes in the glass.

    when i made the new d/r (i used ccot pieces) i used the old d/r as a fixuture to assemble the new stuff, and get the hole locations for the holes that mount the glass and driprail to the sides.
    before i finish welded it , i checked the fit of the fglass on it.

    as of now i have not assembled all the top parts(sides to the fg, dr unit) when i'm ready to put the top on for winter, all i have to do is fit everything togther on the cruiser.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I should be getting my gutter from ccot any day now and will post my results when I finish.
     
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    yeah,

    the old fiberglass is a pita. it took me forever to get it right with a newly fabbed raingutter, and then the glass split real bad when i picked it up on one corner to look at the inside. :-X

    good luck guys. if you have the capabilities, i would say make a new raingutter yourself, ccot will rip you a new one if you have to buy it. it really wasn't that hard for me (i'm no good at metal work and i only did the front half). only took me two tries to get it right (the first one wasn't square enuf).

    jonathan
    jmalphr@clemson.edu
     
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    Did any of you guys get the weather strip kit from coolcruisers ?

    I was wondering which rubber went where ? Is there a seal between the fiberglass and the metal gutter ?

    There is the stock piece in place bewtween the hardtop sides and the gutter and its not leaking, so im inclined to leave it alone.
     
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    I got the hard top seal kit from ccot. The only thing between the fiberglass top and the metal rain gutter is caulk-like adhesive. Unless you are replacing your raingutter, I'd leave it alone.
     
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    woody Internet Fireman Staff Member

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    [quote author=fj40mayo link=board=1;threadid=4285;start=0#msg32004 date=1060798858]
    Heres some more....

    http://139.81.82.149/forum/index.php?board=1;action=display;threadid=802
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    fj40mayo, PM me your snail mail address...proper search engine use (and twice even!) by a forum newbie officially netted you one free ih8mud.com window sticker (choice of white or black)

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    (course, now I "expect" a nice write up/photos on the process...hehehe)