sunroof drains & door hinge panels

David Pertuz d.pertuz at
Wed Nov 30 21:42:52 EST 2016


Thanks for the explanation. I think I understand you correctly - by kick
panels do you mean behind the trim panels in the footwells?

On Wednesday, November 30, 2016, Omer Khan <ohmfab at> wrote:

> Hi David,
> Nice to hear of another drivable classic!  Mine had been sitting for
> months. From what I remember the drain grommet can be access behind thr
> kick panels.  There is some foam stuffed in the body void and the drain is
> behind it.  You can blow out the drains from the open sunroof front
> corners.  From under the car they come out and drain behind where the wheel
> liner goes back to the bottom of the rocker panel.
> Not sure if that made any sense but hope it helps.
> Omer
> On Nov 30, 2016 5:24 PM, David Pertuz <d.pertuz at
> <javascript:_e(%7B%7D,'cvml','d.pertuz at');>> wrote:
> Work continues on the smaller things on my SE-R. Now runs and drives
> almost perfectly again, making sure I have at least one good set of tires
> (my snow tires are good, and have enough tread to get me through this
> winter), and going on to the other smaller things that were left over from
> ca. 2005-2008.
> one of these is the lower driver's door hinge, whose pin is worn out in
> the typical fashion, requiring me to lift the door shut. I need to take the
> fender off to replace this, I think, and it looks like I have reason enough
> to do it anyway, as there is some rust on the hinge panel on the cowl. It
> is a bit too high up to have ever been from accumulated leaves in the
> bottom of the fender, which in any event had been cleared out years and
> years ago. I suspect it may be a result of a blocked sunroof drain. There
> is some water staining on the headliner around the sunroof opening, too.
> Where exactly do the drains empty to? I can't find their lower ends.
> David
> Chicago
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