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TR2/3/3A Trunk Edge Drain Tube

af3683

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I would appreciate it if someone could please describe the original trunk edge drain tube set up. The set up on my car consists of a 3/8" x 6" piece of rubber hose that connects to about a 5" metal tube that goes thru the hole in the rear fender. I find that the rubber hose is easily kinked due to the bend that it must make. I'm wondering if this is original or something rigged up by a previous owner. Thank you.

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Possibly different for different bodies? On mine, there is a short metal tube that is welded to the drip rail, then the rubber tube attaches to that and goes through the inner fender. The rubber end hangs out in space inside the fender.

The tubing is a funny diameter, I didn't have much luck with a hardware store approximation.
 

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The pre60000 bodies were different from the later ones. Sounds like Art has a pre 60000. The post 60000 have the upper metal tube and then a lower metal tube that goes through the floor. So it only has a four inch or so piece of plastic tubing in between.
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My car is a 3B so should be the later body. I do have a short tube which seems to be like a pvc type material which is adhered to the drip edge. The rubber hose connects to this and then the metal tube. The tube then protrudes into the fender.
Art
 

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I've got a post 60K car which has the same set up as Randall describes. Metal tube drops down under the drain trough, a rubber tube that goes onto the metal tube and then through the inner fender. I just recently dealt with this. I found a clear plastic, 3/8, tube at Lowe's that would fit over the metal tube and still fit though the hole in the inner fender. Rubber 3/8 hose I bought at auto parts was too large o/s diameter to go through the fender hole. Probably would have been easier to just order the tube from one of the usual culprits, which I will probably, eventually do when I have other stuff to order, but for now at least I can actually wash the car without filling the trunk with water.
 

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I have a rusty steel tube which hangs in the air where the drip rail used to be before it rusted away. It is connected to a melted blob of rubber from an old hose which both holds it suspended there and helps hold the rusted out trunk wall in place.

If yours is like mine, I think you can leave the tube off, as the water just flows easily through the rust holes in the trunk lid, trunk floor and tire well. The hoses would just be redundant.
 

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Hi Art,

I`m not sure if this helps but here`s a pic of the drain tube (Hose) on my 61TR3A (TS81819L).

Regards, Russ My 61TR3 Drivers side - Inside Boot drain tube.jpg
 
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