Q: Convertible Top Water Drainage
Does anyone know the exact path that the water should take from the convertible rain gutter to the road , or have any suggestions on how to improve it. My inner rocker panels are rotted and wonder if the problem is water drainage.
A: It’s common for water to get into the rocker panels. As a mater of fact, that’s the way they are designed. The water that drips down the back windows (on both sides), drains into the rockers. There is a drain at the rear of the rockers on the inside edge. Look under the car, just ahead of the rear wheel well and you’ll se a rectangular opening. If still there you may see a small square rubber flap hiding the hole. This is the drain. There is also a hole in the bottom of the rocker (I think) toward the front. If these holes get plugged, the sand a junk that normally collects in the bottom of the rocker will hold moisture and rot them out.
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