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#1 moosens

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 09:35 AM

Just like the one on my '78 in my avatar.

Might want to consider drilling a drain hole on the underside of course,near one of the ends.

I noticed my bumper weeping thru a small hole which obviously began on the inside. Drilled an 1/8" hole and watched it pee for a couple of minutes.

Condensation must be the culprit but I haven't looked at the winch mount holes to see if there's a bushing in them....doubt it.

#2 The Beast I Drive

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:13 AM

Just like the one on my '78 in my avatar.

Might want to consider drilling a drain hole on the underside of course,near one of the ends.

I noticed my bumper weeping thru a small hole which obviously began on the inside. Drilled an 1/8" hole and watched it pee for a couple of minutes.

Condensation must be the culprit but I haven't looked at the winch mount holes to see if there's a bushing in them....doubt it.


I bet the moisture is getting in from the bottom of the winch mount holes. There is a bushing welded in to each hole, BUT they are only welded in at the top, so the bottom is somewhat open. Those bumpers are only 1/8" thick, so you might want to see if you can shoot some Rust Doctor or other rust converter in there, then weld any openings solid, so it will be completely sealed.

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#3 backwoodsboy

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Posted 24 October 2009 - 11:33 AM

Eesh.

I went over mine pretty well when I painted it... but never thought about drilling drain holes, as I assumed it was a sealed unit. :-\

Thanks for the heads up Paul.




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