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wheel well drain holes

gday all,

can any of you boys pls tell whether the the holes
in the lower boot wheel wells, on a hz sedan, should be plugged/sealed?

...because my lhs is unplugged but the rhs isnt..?

so, are they in fact meant to be drain holes, and should they both
be plugged or not?

if they're not drain holes, then what are they for?

pls see pics attaced.

thanks.

bij

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i cant tell ya what they were like from factory, but i can tell ya what my old man did, when i got my first car, got his big yellow handles screwdriver and a hammer and went around every floor pan boot etc and punched a hole in it, to let it drain so it wont rust,

now in my almost 40yrs of driving ive never had a car get so wet inside that water actually drained out a hole like that, so i still dont know why i needed them. LOL

guess i dont drive through as many flooded rivers and creeks on outback tracks a smy old man did LOL

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thankyou fx48_eh64 for your reply mate. bj

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the left hole looks like its been drilled after factory
most of the odd holes in the bodies were jig holes used by the factory to assemble the bodies then filled
with a thick putty sealer

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It used to be a common thing to drill (or bash, in some cases) drain holes in the bottom rear quarters and doors back in that era. I can recall people even using tar to fill the crevice/valley area on the bottom inside of doors to form a channel/drain toward the drilled holes. I think it spread by word of mouth and people just followed. But I reckoned if the water could get out- then the water could get in these same holes. Like mentioned above, I don’t think I’ve ever had a car ingest that much water to warrant additional holes.

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Bryan

thankyou tiki63 for your reply mate. bij

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Ok we know how to get the water out 😁
The question is how did it get in there 🤔

I did some work at a panel shop for a mate in between contracts a few years ago, he was the agent for “Windscreen O’Brien”
Basically the rear windshield is not sealing properly, I had this issue to, we remove the windscreen Cleanaway all the old stuff and resealed it with the you bute stuff they used now it’s a selleye stick a flex and the bead is about 2-3 inches thick and wide
That was about 5 years ago no more leaks
And I live in Cairns
Hope this is of some help

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As I always say
Stay safe all

"just my 2cents worth"

"were going to need a bigger shed"
trippled75@yahoo.com.au
This will take You to" Old Holden sheds"
https://web.archive....

thanks triple d for your reply matey. bj

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Use this type; the allow the water to drain out but don't let water in unless you go through a stream or flooded road etc https://www.ebay.com...

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Regards Blue

thanks aussieblue. bj

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