Trunk gutter repair '69 GS400

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by srb, Nov 15, 2017.

  1. srb

    srb Well-Known Member

    Hi guys, how do you repair trunk gutters? These are not re-manufactured.
    Are there perhaps several feet long universal gutters which can be bended correctly? Or should I buy 70-72 style gutters and rework them? Or start from scratch?

    Mine are either gone or damaged real badly:


  2. 69GS400s

    69GS400s own amusement ride!

    you need to find one from a donor car .. 68/9 as the curves are certainly different from 70-72
  3. FJM568

    FJM568 Well-Known Member

    This is what was used on mine...

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    Mike Garrison(RACEBUICKS) said he had never heard of those before I found them online. He said that was the easiest way to go, and he'll never have to buy a parts car again just for the trunk guttering.

    You'll have to shrink/stretch them to get the curves, but you'd have to do that anyway if you fabricated them.

    I think the side channels can be bought pre-fabricated, but the front and back channels aren't available. I don't remember where I saw them though.
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  4. srb

    srb Well-Known Member

    Cool. Thats nice. And the regular weatherstripping rubber fits right in? How many did you use?
  5. FJM568

    FJM568 Well-Known Member

    I know I bought 4, I don't know if they used all of them. I don't think there were any problems getting weatherstripping in.

    I texted Mike, maybe he will jump in here and answer when he gets a few minutes.

    RACEBUICKS Midwest Buick Mafia

    We used all 4 that were sent. They are decent but you need to have the right person working on it before they cut it apart. And yes the seals fit well.
  7. srb

    srb Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the input. I'll have it done by a bodyshop. He too suggested to rework channels that look alike, because that would be easier than starting from scratch. But this looks excellent. Let's see if I can let them ship overseas.
  8. srb

    srb Well-Known Member

    Well, shipping overseas is a pricy venture. And it somewhat feels weird to ship a relatively simple profile across the Atlantic. A local metalshop is capable of creating such profiles. However, I would need dimensions for that. Would you be so kind to measure the dimensions of this profile?

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