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Old 09-19-2012, 07:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Water on driver side floor board.

When it rains I get water on my drivers side floor mat only . I pulled the kick panel and had a friend dump water down the cowl. It looks like it is coming from up front by a seam. Is there a plug up forward? Does anyone have any experience with this or a similar situation?

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Yup, thats how my drivers side floor and rocker panel rusted out. There are drains at the bottom of the cowl behind/under the rear of the front fenders. But leaves, twigs, dirt and small animals fall into the cowl through the vent and block the drain holes. Then when it rains, it fills with water, and your floor gets wet.
Now, how to fix it. You already have the kick panel off, now remove the cover or vent behind it. Mine is an A/C car, so it has a cover where the cowl vent would be on a non-AC. You can reach down into the bottom from there and clean it out. I drilled bigger drain holes and POR'd the whole inside on both sides.
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69 Goatee,

Thanks for the information. The kick panel is removed and vent. I now vacuum out the behind where the vent was, correct? Then drill hole at the bottom and apply POR to prevent rust. Attached is the area I will work on.


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Yes, you are correct sir! Just be careful when drilling the holes, the fender wraps around the bottom a little. I would blow out the hole after drilling if the fenders are still on to get the rest of the crap out.
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Thanks for the information. You drilled from the top, not from underneath the car, correct? I will clean and blow the area out Saturday. I will purchase POR or equivalent and drill and preserve a larger drainage hole the following weekend.

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I drilled from the bottom because the fenders were off, but I'm sure you can get it done from the top. Enjoy!
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I did the same thing, drilled larger drain hole
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Thanks again for the information. Will start work on Saturday

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Good day with the Goat!!
Got turn signals working, installed new steering wheel, reconnected the hood tac (and works), cleaned our cowl drainage area, and found out why speedometer quit working yesterday(broken cable). I wish the auto hobby shop on base was open on Sundays, I would like to keep the momentum going, but still a good day.

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On my 66, the water runs all the way through the rocker and dumps out in front of the rear wheel. So, you need to flush the entire rocker out to prevent rust. Feel the rear rockers for holes and move the junk around while pumping water into it until it runs free, you'll be suprised how much crap is in there, and it will take a while. I refuse to park my cars under any trees anymore.
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