Door Drain Hole Shroud

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#1 Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by Mephistopheles » Sun May 05, 2019 7:20 am

Dear all,
The left door of my E OTS SIII does not have door drain hole shrouds. I neither find these drain shrouds in the original spare parts catalogue nor a supplier for them . Drain shrouds for SI are available from suppliers, e.g. SNG Barratt (BD20878/1) but they have a different design in comparison to the drain shrouds of my right door.
Does anyone know if the SI drain shroud fits to the SIII door or is there a source for SIII door drain hole shrouds available? Has anyone experience w/o door drain holes? So far I had no issues with water entering the interior of my car, but I have to admit that my E Type is not a daily driver.
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Holger
1973 manual LHD OTS E Type
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#2 Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by JJC » Sun May 05, 2019 12:59 pm

If you have a door that does not drain, why not simply climb under with a proper drill and pop one or two holes in the door, cover edge of holes with a bit of waterproofing, and your done. What is the problem?.....please explain. Before you drill, of course, check to see if original holes are clogged, or perhaps covered over during a careless re-spray.

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#3 Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by Mephistopheles » Sun May 05, 2019 1:45 pm

Hi JJ,
That's not the question, the door drains well. My question is about the need / availability of the SHROUD.
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#4 Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by Ole-xke1974 » Sun May 05, 2019 1:56 pm

Mephistopheles wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:20 am
Dear all,
The left door of my E OTS SIII does not have door drain hole shrouds. I neither find these drain shrouds in the original spare parts catalogue nor a supplier for them . Drain shrouds for SI are available from suppliers, e.g. SNG Barratt (BD20878/1) but they have a different design in comparison to the drain shrouds of my right door.
Does anyone know if the SI drain shroud fits to the SIII door or is there a source for SIII door drain hole shrouds available? Has anyone experience w/o door drain holes? So far I had no issues with water entering the interior of my car, but I have to admit that my E Type is not a daily driver.
Thanks and best regards
Holger
Holger,
I have them on one door and not the other. I rarely drive the car in the rain, so no issue.
However, I also haven't installed the rubber seal in the sill. The one that seals the bottom of the door. Once that is installed, you need the shrouds to allow the water to drain out of the door and not being caught by the seal and potentially get stuck in the door or enter the cabin.
I have bought a sheet of stainless steel and plan to make my own.
Drilling a hole in the bottom of the door will allow water to drain directly onto the sill and enter the cabin.
........ Ole
1974 SIII E-Type w. XJ S2 4sp w. O/D

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#5 Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by JJC » Sun May 05, 2019 2:38 pm

Gotcha ! Thanks.

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#6 Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by Adamski » Sun May 05, 2019 9:53 pm

You mean those little bits of bent metal at door bottom holes. Drainage has never been right on my car since major rebuild in eighties. Water likes to go on inside of sill seal near the front even though I have them in place. I now just remove carpets and mats before washing and wipe out with sponge and old towel. Given up. May try new sill seals one day.
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#7 Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by Rustyred » Mon May 06, 2019 8:43 am

Some have them did and some don't. The passenger door on the one I did had them but the Drivers door didn't, maybe because they rusted off
You have to make sure the Sill Rubber has a rebate so the water can drain past the rubber, These little shrouds assist with the rubber clearance so water doesn't leak back into the car.
I just made lower door skins on a MK2 and rear doors had shrouds, front didn't but you could see where the rivets were in situ.
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#8 Re: Door Drain Hole Shroud

Post by Mephistopheles » Mon May 06, 2019 10:49 am

Hi Ole, Adam and John,
Thanks for sharing your experience.
After checking again one possible possible reason for the missing shrouds on my left door could be too small distance between the chrome strip of the sill and the door panel.... Taking into account that the door is well aligned with constant clearance the shrouds might become one of the task for next winter.
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Holger
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