Is this strip really necessary?

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Is this strip really necessary?

Post by RustyDusty » Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:55 pm

1990 Grand Wag.
Is this plastic necessary, or was it just there to justify the $30k price tag back in the day? Can I get rid of it?

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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by candymancan » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:17 pm

I think its just there as a sheild or protection from banging stuff into the body scratching paint when loading crap into the Jeep.

Id just peal it off if it were me. I have it on my 90 as well but its in good shape. But lets see what others think. I bet its just a armor lile shield
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by HowardT64 » Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:19 pm

Id leave it :)
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by SJTD » Sat Jul 11, 2020 6:12 pm

Don't remember if my '84 had it. If it did I didn't even save it.

More lipstick on a pig like all the other overdone trim and molding on these things.
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by babywag » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:16 pm

Not needed @ all.
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by BCRAWLER » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:21 pm

Betting it was used to decrease space between gate and body allowing weather stripping to be tighter.
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by Stuka » Tue Jul 14, 2020 3:27 pm

It was purely a cosmetic change. No Wagoneer had it up until I think 86? I don't think the real early Grand Wagoneers had it.

But at the time having bare metal exposed was considered bad for a luxury vehicle. I honestly much prefer the look of it NOT being there.
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by letank » Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:25 am

feb 85 model has it... it hides rusty holes
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by RustyDusty » Sat Aug 01, 2020 8:49 am

letank wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:25 am
feb 85 model has it... it hides rusty holes
So...it's a feature?
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Re: Is this strip really necessary?

Post by fulsizjeep » Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:07 pm

I once had an 84 that had it. It was only 4 years old at the time and looked fancy. Most of them have cracked and come apart since then. Dried out lipstick...
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