Should there be a hole here?

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#1 Should there be a hole here?

Post by Stevejaguar » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:29 am

Series 1 2+2.
Hi there is a hole at the top of the windscreen pillar on my car. The photo is of the drivers side (UK). The other side hole has been filled. I ask because part of the edges of the hole appear to be straight as though metal was cut to give a rectangular hole.
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Steve
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#2 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by christopher storey » Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:01 am

I'm afraid not. The pillar should be unperforated throughout its length

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#3 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by Stevejaguar » Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:12 am

Thanks Christopher, I half suspected that.
I have had a dig around in there this morning and found the end of a small ( 4mm outside diameter) rubber pipe.
Better get welding this afternoon.
Steve

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#4 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by christopher storey » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:31 am

The presence of a tube is unusual, unless your car is one of the very rare ones with a factory metal sunroof

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#5 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by Stevejaguar » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:23 pm

Hi, no sign of it ever having had a sunroof. I will investigate the tube further if I can get at it.
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#6 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by tim wood » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:30 pm

The tube isn’t the remains of a roof mounted aerial by chance?
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago. Courted my wife in it.
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold.
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#7 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by rswaffie » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:31 pm

Could it be that a p/o has installed his own drain tube? Where does the other end of the tube go?
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#8 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by 1954Etype » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:39 pm

Bet it is the remnants of the roof lining side trim.
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#9 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by rswaffie » Tue Jun 30, 2020 12:47 pm

Good point!
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#10 Re: Should there be a hole here?

Post by Stevejaguar » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:17 pm

Hi and thanks for the suggestions. I am thinking that it is part of the headlining trim. The tube is only about 2mm bore and 4mm OD so not much use for anything.
Thanks for the responses. I have another topic on here 'loft insulation ' If you would care to look at that one please.
Thanks
Steve

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