Cherokee rain guards

alexgalexg

New member
98 XJ 204k 3.5' lift
Those metal rain guards above the doors are very strong on my 99. But on my 98 I noticed a spot where I could almost pull it off of the truck. It's not rusty at all so it must be yet another downfall to Chrysler buying AMC... poor fit and finish.

Anyone ever removed or installed these? How were they installed at factory so I can finish the spot they forgot

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Heavyopp

NAXJA Member
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On my 2000 they aren’t even glued — just metal clips to hold them on

I had one flopping around and found that just sliding the clip a few inches and allowing it to grab a different spot on the gutter did the trick — it kinda just snapped in place
 

Nimrod

Degenerate Jeeper
NAXJA Member
My '99 uses little spring clips as well. I've got one that likes to pop off near a ding in the drip rail where it kissed a tree. To reattach it, I give the drip rail a little twist and grab the lip with the top of the hook then tap it with my palm in a kind of downward motion to get the bottom to snap on.
 

devildog0

NAXJA Member
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I think some of ya'll are confusing the little decorative covers with the actual gutter itself. The decorative part is held on with glue or clips, the actual gutter underneath it is part of the body.
 

jpk

New member
The gutter is where the roof is welded to the body. The gutter trim covers that seam. Very 1960's.
 

jpk

New member
Speaking of the drip rails. How do I remove them? Mine are glued on and the glue is pretty strong. I don't want to bend them taking them off. Can the glue be softened with as heat gun?
 
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