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#1 Pepys

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:42 PM

What are these and why are they there? Weld them up or stick a grommet in them? 

 

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#2 HUBBA.HUBBA

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 07:43 PM

leave them in. Part of the manufacturing process



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:17 PM

As above.

Unless you have rust around them that you want to repair they may as well stay.



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:46 PM

They have started to rust... creeping under the paint. I've now got the rest of the underside of the boot floor back to bare metal, I wondered if it were better to remove them and really sort any hidden rust. They look good in the picture, but the rust is lurking and I figure it's only going to get worse. ??



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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:49 PM

I’ve got mine from original floor, they all came out well with what looks like sealant holding them in. It’s a fairly tidy job for factory fit. What would they be sealed in with? It’s been painted over and seems to adhere pretty well

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Posted 26 September 2018 - 09:42 PM

Its a glue that melts with heat.

 

Minispares sell replacement new ones



#7 Broomer

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 06:21 AM

I welded all of them up. But then the windows still leaked even with new seals so ended up drilling holes again to let the water out. Doh.

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 12:25 PM

The holes were made during manufacturing to allow the chemical to drain out during the rotodipping process hence why the plugs are fixed permanently 



#9 Pepys

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Posted 27 September 2018 - 05:34 PM

Its a glue that melts with heat.

Minispares sell replacement new ones

Anyone got a link for the replacements? All I get on Minispares are grommets.

Opps, unless it's these...
 

 

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ORIGINAL STYLE METAL FLOOR PLUG (1" FITTING)

14A7081METAL

 

 

Decided on this route today:

 

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Cheers to Neil!

 


Edited by Pepys, 30 September 2018 - 04:07 PM.






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