Rain Gutter Trim question

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Anyone here have trouble installing new rain gutter trim?
I bought a new set and it is almost impossible to get it to seat into the raised roof gutter metal.
Some areas I can get seated and other areas are impossible….
 
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How was the gutter molding delivered to you, ie: was each side in it's own separate ~10' long box? How did you pick it up to mount it, by yourself?
 
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I just put used piece on to my 95, started at the front while holding up the back and pressed it on
 
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OK, so not new moldings?

IME the drip rail molding should be handled by two people as it is so long and thin (stamped steel) it will bend under it's own weight. And if it bends or kinks it may not snap onto/over the drip rail.

So either when it was removed, transported, stored, or reinstalled it could have gotten damaged. This is why, IMO, Toyota ships it from Japan in a 10 foot long box, a separate box for each side. Then (at least) two people remove it from the box when it's being installed, one or two hold it up while one person snaps it into place.

Any damage to your drip rails, previous clamp-style roof racks installed??

Can you post up a photo of the molding laying on the ground/pavement and some close up photos of the areas (steel side) that won't snap onto the drip rail?
 
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It's steel ? Really ? I would swear mine has some chips broken out of it, I thought it was plastic. One thing I haven't replaced yet.

Interesting,

Jason
 
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Yes, thin stamped steel coated in rubber on the outer side, just like the belt moldings at the top of the doors (US models). AFAIK some markets outside the US got chrome moldings with just a thin border of rubber (like the 60/62 series in the US).
 
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Yes the ones I bought were brand new. It is possible they may have been bent and we tried to install with only one person.
 
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Curious, did you get the moldings from your local dealer, and did they arrive
in a 10 foot long box, one box, one piece for each side?

Did you or anyone remove them from the box ie: for transport?

IME they take up the entire length of the vehicle, lay one end on top of the passenger side dash then diagnonally across to the rear hatch with the seats lowered and the box just barely fits.
 

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When I replaced mine some spots were a bear to seat. I gently used a rubber mallet on those spots but all eventually snugged on.
 
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Curious, did you get the moldings from your local dealer, and did they arrive
in a 10 foot long box, one box, one piece for each side?

Did you or anyone remove them from the box ie: for transport?

IME they take up the entire length of the vehicle, lay one end on top of the passenger side dash then diagnonally across to the rear hatch with the seats lowered and the box just barely fits.
They arrived both in one long box. I believe we unboxed it at the dealership and put it in my double cab Tacoma from the dash, out the sliding glass window.
Maybe that process bent them to where they don’t fit anymore
 
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Part numbers? Mine are so old they’ve chipped and spiky bits catch the sponge I wash my cruiser with. I’ve also seen that others like the look without, but I don’t have photos to prove how they look (mine is emerald green, in case anyone would like to share.)
 
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The used one I put on my wife’s was not even close to being straight I believed I just started near the front put the top in place and just rolled down the bottom, then worked my way back, piping it with my palm where it was stubborn. Same way to take them off.
I have a new one as well it is perfectly straight. I’ll post couple pics and p/n.
You just have to be patient once it starts pretty easy
 
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Here is p/n for driver and my used one compared to new. I was able to put my other used on with little effort and it was same shape.
pass side is 75551-60020
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