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Drain holes relieve wing water retention?


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I'm working on on the body of my '65 Mk III and I discovered that the left rear wing holds water and drains very slowly. The trunk floor has a hole in the right side behind the brace and above the opening to the wing below.

Should I drill a similar drain hole on the left side to allow the water to drain from the left side? Or is that a big mistake?

I think the water is trapped in left wing. It drains very slowly with a lot of brown rust in the water.

Any experience with solving the tin worm problem?


Frank Clarici lived in New Jersey and I believe he was up to having restored 16 spridgets when he passed away suddenly. He was a firm believer in riddling everyplace with drain holes...claimed it made the cars live longer. Personally I would go for the drains. If I were to do a car requiring quite a bit I would drill through the rockers in several places and at least one good size hole all the way into the bottom of the A pillar. When I did my 65 I had rust behind the rear wheels. I cut the whole section off and eliminated the water trap. The factory built them that way so that they could spot weld everything together and not have any cosmetic body work to do. I just filled in with sheet metal between the trunk floor and a seam I made to attach the outside fender.



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Thanks Kurt. I think I'll at least put a drain hole in the area I'm concerned about.


Darth Vader
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And, one you put in the drain hole, make sure it stays clear of dirt and other sediment. Otherwise, you're back in the same situation again.
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