N. Rallycross Miata Rain Rail Installation
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Rain Rail Installation
I worked on the soft top today. The rain rail was bad and I got a new one from R-Speed.
I removed the old one by drilling the aluminum rivets with a 3/16" drill.
I vacuumed up the shavings and pulled the old rain rail off.
I found a lot of dirt under the rain rail, so I also washed the area before installing the new one.
Also, I found this broken area on the back of the old rain rail. This was letting a lot of water into the car.
I used some short screws and nuts to attach the new rain rail temporarily so I could rivet it onto the soft top.
I used some small #6 washers that I had to drill out to 5/16" so they would fit 5/16" pop-rivets. I put a washer on both sides.
The small socket on the 1/4" ratchet was used to keep the washer tight while starting to pop the rivet.
Now the soft top is ready to re-install. Maybe I will get to that the day after Thanksgiving.