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January 18, 2017, 2:28pm Report to Moderator
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I'm currently resurrecting a Herald 13/60 convertible (I should have gone for turning water into wine first I think! but too late to turn back now )  

The new front floor pan pressings I got from Chic Doig don't have the drain holes cut out so the question is: do I put the holes in and plug them with the rubber bungs or leave them as is given that the drain holes are usually one of the starting points for the dreaded tin worms?
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January 18, 2017, 4:19pm Report to Moderator

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Put them in. If you don't then the footwells will fill up with rainwater and rust everywhere else instead.

Current fleet
1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa"
1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby"
1972 GT6 Mk3
Not enough time or space
Recently sold:
1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here)
1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Used to have:
1968 Vitesse 2L saloon
1980 Dolomite 1500
1977 Dolomite 1850
1980 Dolomite Sprint
1982 TR7 DHC Sprint
1975 2500S saloon
1971 Herald 13/60 Estate (with 1500 Spit engine)
1975 Stag
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January 18, 2017, 5:25pm Report to Moderator

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Yes, you'll appreciate the drain holes when you're trying to work out where the water is leaking into your footwell...

Get a 1" hole punch for a neat job, worht every penny.


Enthusiast and collector of early Heralds.

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January 18, 2017, 8:11pm Report to Moderator
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It sounds like I'm buying a hole punch then, thanks for the input    
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