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bed collecting water- should i mod?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by zombot, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. Jul 13, 2008 at 11:00 AM
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    zombot

    zombot [OP] Scavenger

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    my allotted parking space is on a slight incline, which makes the bed collect water toward the cab when it rains.
    there are two small holes up there in the floor that i thought were for draining,
    but obviously they don't do the job.
    i know- i drive and the water comes right out, or i can park in the other direction,
    but it will happen somewhere else anyway, and i'm starting to get nasty
    'hard water' stains and silt up there.

    i'm on the fence about tearing up a perfectly fine 08 composite floor, do you think drilling the holes larger will be enough?
    or maybe drill a big hole and install a boat plug? a drain?
    my other concern is that i wouldn't want it to be in a spot where running water
    is going to ruin whatever is underneath it.

    worst comes to worst i'll drill a hole large enough for a black rubber tube and built a freakin gutter to channel the water away somewhere safe i guess.
    anyone else tackle this problem?

    and ha ha- don't tell me to get a cover....it's not my style or budget. ;)
     
  2. Jul 13, 2008 at 11:16 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Thor

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    just drill out the holes a bit more
     
  3. Jul 14, 2008 at 4:22 AM
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    Janster

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    Are the 'factory' holes in the proper location to drain? You could drill additional holes (small) in the center of where the water is pooling up.....just make sure you know exactly what's underneath where you drill the new holes.

    Or try drilling the factory holes out a little bigger.

    I wouldn't bother making them too big and plugging them up - as you'll be in there unplugging them all the time. If you don't mind doing that - then ...you can go to Home Depot or Lowes and find black plastic 'plugs'. I've purchased them for my jeep floor - I've purchased the 1" plugs. I'm not sure how much smaller they go.
     
  4. Jul 15, 2008 at 1:49 AM
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    dsailer

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    I just drilled mine out, to make them a little larger. Worked for me
     
  5. Jul 15, 2008 at 4:07 AM
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    Janster

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  6. Jul 19, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    yeah people really love tearing holes in those vinyl ones. i knew a guy bought a brand new snap on tonneu and some guy ripped a big whole in it. total jack assery
     
  7. Jul 20, 2008 at 3:47 AM
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    Janster

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    I guess it depends on where you live and who you piss off.....:D

    I've had vinyl tonneau covers for years (since 99) and never had anyone rip holes in them.
     
  8. Jul 20, 2008 at 5:24 AM
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    concrete jedi

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    Broken and scratched tailgate, cracked rear tail light lens, coffee stain in driver seat.
    mine does the same, i just drive and it flows out the back, just tell your boss your going out for coffee
     
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