Door Drains

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ETTony
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#21 Re: Door Drains

Post by ETTony » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:49 pm

Thanks Alan :thumbsup:
Overthinking the task :doh:
Tony in Devon
1967 Series 1, 4.2, OTS, RHD, Black.

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#22 Re: Door Drains

Post by tonyabacus » Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:16 am

A bit late to this topic but a tip for those along later.

The water deflectors shown at the start can make it awkward to work inside the door and sometimes need removing which can be a pain drilling out the rivets etc. An easier solution to the whole problem is to use some stiff rubber strip and small stainless self tappers and washers. I have cut the rubber to fit across the apertures but have extended them with some small wings each side that tuck inside the apertures. These wings ensure that any water still drains into the door bottom.

The rubber may bow out towards the interior to start with, but I recommend fitting a sheet of polythene across the whole door for good measure which will not only hold the rubber back into the door casing, but prevents the inner trim panel from getting wet and distorting. Either spray glue around the edges(standard practice now on new cars), or use double sided tape.
Tony

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