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Anyone have pics or hints on where to find the drain holes on a 4th Gen F-Body vert's rocker area? I haven't been able to locate any information online, and want to make sure my car drains and dries out properly.
Lower your top to full downward position. Then look directly behind the driver and passenger seatbelt brackets that have the little plastic covers on them (for the tonneau covers). You'll see the drip rail and the drain hole along the base of the rail where it meets what would be the back of the seatbelt area for the front seats. Simply reach in and pull out any trash and leaves that have fallen in and clogged them up. Hope this helps and my description is ok!
I appreciate the answers, and I will make use of this information, but I was actually asking about the rocker panel area of the car. Any help you could give me about that area would be greatly apreciated too!
When my car sits out in a normal rain or when I wash it, it drains OK. But if we get a heavy downpour, I can end up with water in the rear footwells.
What I'm looking to do is to clean out any and all drain holes to make sure I don't have a collection of leaves, pine needles, dead insects, etc., that are impeding the drainage process.
If I understand correctly, there's a channel or gutter at the base of our tops, and that can be vacuumed out to help keep it clear of outdoor debris.
But where does the water route to once it's in that channel?
In the First Gen cars, the water would drain along with the windows into the quarter panels and then into the rocker area, which had drain holes stamped into it. I'm assuming that the 4th Gen had something similar, but I can't find any doco on what the system is. I just want to make sure my vert doesn't develop rust from the inside of the car.
That's commonwith our cars unfortunately. The drain holes run downward through the inside of the forward-most part of the rear quarter panels. Shouldn't develop rust issues. Easiest way I've found to remove the hard to reach debris from the gutter is with a straightened wire hanger. Hope this helps!