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Technical Quarter panel weep holes?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 37slantback, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
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    I replaced the quarters on my 37 . What suggestions does anyone have regarding adding weep holes at the bottom for any water that might get past the rolldown windows? I thought I might drill a couple small holes and dimple them with a punch.
     
  2. duncan
    Joined: Aug 23, 2006
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    I drill and flair a small 1/4" hole near where the wheelhouse meets the lower closing plate. Don't know if the flair keeps water from blowing in while you drive, but it can't hurt. then Por15 the hell out of the area. I give it 3 thick brush coats extending up to the floor level, seam seal over that, then inner paint. Want it to last another 84 years at least.
     
  3. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    Water WILL get in there, so it's a good idea for holes. Make them large enough that they won't get plugged by debris. Probably at least 3/8".

    Another thing I worry about is water running over the wheelwell inside and getting in the upholstery panels and carpet. Might be wise to create a dam to keep the water in the window well and down through your holes.
     
  4. 37slantback
    Joined: May 31, 2010
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    Thanks guys!

    Was factory just a hole or 2?
     

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