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    Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    On a BJ7 is the some type of seal between the drain channel and drain box or are people just using something like silicone caulking? Sorry, I think the pic is upside down....
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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    I turned the pic for you.
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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    Sorry I don't have any specific pictures of that area but maybe because of a Senior Moment I can't quite picture what you mean when you refer to the drain box. I believe I remember that a hose drains the channel into the wheel well. i've attached the only pic I have relative to that area and admittedly it doesn't show much of what you are talking about.
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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    It's the part that's connected to the end of the drain channel with rivets where the drain hose connects.

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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    Well now you got me wondering. So I ran out back to the shop got a couple rather poor pics. The rivets you have thru me off. i never took the drain channel and "Box" out of my car. So looking at it now i am pretty sure the two pieces are welded together. I will get the pics out of the camera but it will take me a few minutes.
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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    These pictures aren't the best, but best I could get. I'm pretty sure the two are welded together the small lumpy line is the weld line.
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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    Hi Peter, It looks like someone cut your drain channel up and replaced the "box" section with a part they riveted on. So there is no sealer there other than what you'd want to use. I have attached a photo but here is a link to Moss' channel where you can enlarge their image to see the part's construction. https://mossmotors.com/drainage-channel?assoc=67549

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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    A broader view, BJ8 shown, but confirms channel welded to "drain box."

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    Re: Is there a seal between the drain channel and drain box?

    If I am reading you right, the 'end box' and the drain channel are welded together, as Randy says, I have a complete new one in the garage ready to be fitted to the car some day.



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