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My car is wide open leaving for paint soon. I know I have to relocate the sunroof drains to the rear wheel wells. Do you guys mind sharing pix of your solutions?



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There's at least one good photo of a relocated drain in this thread plus lots of discussion of how to best seal the drain exit hole.






1976 2002 Polaris, 2742541 (original owner)

1973 2002tii Inka, 2762757 (not-the-original owner)

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It's an easy task--with the rear quarter upholstery panels removed (under the back side windows) you'll see a big white plastic tube that emerges from the C-pillar and snakes its way down into the rocker panel.  Simply pull it loose from the rocker panel (it's just stuffed in there) and drill an appropriate-sized hole in the inner wheel arch where it'll be covered by the back seat.  Try and locate the hole so it emerges behind the tire for reasons to be shortly revealed.  


Poke the hose through the hole, then seal around the opening with something that'll stay flexible--flex caulk, RTV silicone etc.  Cut the hose off so that it can't contact the tire even under cornering,  I poked a piece of brass brazing rod through the little hole in the leading edge of the box section that supports the rear spring and used it as a bail to hold the hose out of the way.  If the hose touches the tire while the car is moving, it'll set up a moaning sound that travels up the hose into the headliner...took me several weeks to figure that noise out after I first did this mod back in the early 80s.  Thought the car had ghosts.


A worthwhile fix to prevent (further) rocker panel rust.



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