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So I drove in the rain recently for a long period of time in my 69 and I realize now one big advantage to drip rails: you can drive in the rain without getting wet at all especially if you don't have mirrors on the door which my passenger's side doesn't. I imagine a lot more people drove around with the windows down all the time back in the 60's. Rolling the window up required a lot more effort then it does now and AC wasn't mainstream so they were probably left down most of the time. Anyways I'm a child of the seventies so forgive me if this seems like a revelation.

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I suppose it matters on the direction of the rain, cuz if it's coming down sideways, the rails won't help. Last time I was out in mine, I noticed rain blowing in, but it was driver's side, and it has the side mirror.
 

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So I drove in the rain recently for a long period of time in my 69 and I realize now one big advantage to drip rails: you can drive in the rain without getting wet at all especially if you don't have mirrors on the door which my passenger's side doesn't. I imagine a lot more people drove around with the windows down all the time back in the 60's. Rolling the window up required a lot more effort then it does now and AC wasn't mainstream so they were probably left down most of the time. Anyways I'm a child of the seventies so forgive me if this seems like a revelation.

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I love drip rails. My F250 has none and it sucks that in the lightest of rain the water drips down on my window/door controls in the armrest. It also has piss poor ventilation, even with the windows down. Current designs are for AC and fuel mileage. I hate AC and love the wind in my face from the vent windows on my 67.
 
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