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Need a recommendation for plastic strips to make the chrome trim around the back end of a GM A body vinyl top.


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I'm betting the kit drip moldings will be OK to leave as-is. The pieces at the base of the C-pillar look flatter, which is what I'm trying to replicate, but I want to make sure I get the closest size possible.  I'd appreciate specific mfr P/Ns for any recommendation.

Also, what's the best way to make those pieces join together at the trunk-end of the C-pillar?

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Thank ya, sir!  I'm admiring your project.  Is the body resin, or did you luck out and score a vintage MPC kit?  

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I've had good luck with Evergreen brand H-O scale 2x4s: #8204 - .022" X .043" / .6mm X 1.1mm

The little bit of extra thickness gives you something to shape if you don't need flat, sharp edges.

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11 hours ago, Monty said:

I'm betting the kit drip moldings will be OK to leave as-is. The pieces at the base of the C-pillar look flatter, which is what I'm trying to replicate, but I want to make sure I get the closest size possible.  I'd appreciate specific mfr P/Ns for any recommendation.

Also, what's the best way to make those pieces join together at the trunk-end of the C-pillar?

I think I used .010”x.030” flat strip for the seams on the roof, and .030” half round for the chrome trim. You can sand the half round slightly to make a half oval shape? I cut the first piece I installed just a hair long and glued it in place. Then made the second piece overlap it. Then with a very sharp (new) blade, I trimmed both strips with one cut. 

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