Hi I have a 1961 mk 2 1500 that I am in the process of undersealing with Dinitrol. I note that there are four oval shaped holes pre cut in the bottom of each of the sills only one of which is fitted with a metal plug backed with what looks like horse hair. [I assume the others simply fell out ]
Can someone please tell me:
What the holes were for?
Are replacement plugs available?
or should I simply weld a patch over the holes?
January 4, 2013
The holes are ventilation holes and the horse hair material is to stop unwanted guests entering!
On the 1500s that I have restored, I make an angled deflector shield in steel, tapered from the front and open at the back that hopefully stops water entering, but still allows ventilation. This still allows access for periodic rust-proofing treatment. The holes aren’t structural and I wouldn’t enclose them, just weld the shield over the hole positions.
Hopes this helps.
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