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Forum Name: 1972-1976 Ford and Mercury
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Topic: Deck lid drains
Posted By: TV 2M8O
Subject: Deck lid drains
Date Posted: 05-December-2017 at 8:00AM
As I was blasting the seam sealer from the underside of my deck lid, I noticed four drains along the trailing edge of the panel. I'm going to assume these were to drain out any excess primer as the panels were prepped and then were sealed when the seam sealer was applied to prevent moisture from bypassing the trunk seal.

Is my logic correct?

THANKS


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TV 2M8O OUT
JOE
1976 Gran Torino S&H season 2-4 Clone
Project Blog: http://tv2m8o.blogspot.com/



Replies:
Posted By: californiajohnny
Date Posted: 05-December-2017 at 3:20PM
i don't think ford primered or painted the back sides of the metal just what got sprayed after it was assembled that's why these cars seem to rust out over the years Cry i sealed up my trunk drain holes too Embarrassed but i don't plan to leave my car out in the elements! not after all the work i did! i also sealed around all the inner bracing just to keep moisture out


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JOHN
74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION


Posted By: TV 2M8O
Date Posted: 06-December-2017 at 5:36AM
Thanks John for the confirmation.... yeah I noticed that Ford didn't apply any primer/paint back inside the the deck lid but rest assured I WILL after all the effort I've put into my build! Beer


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TV 2M8O OUT
JOE
1976 Gran Torino S&H season 2-4 Clone
Project Blog: http://tv2m8o.blogspot.com/


Posted By: MrSmog
Date Posted: 06-December-2017 at 7:02AM
underhood is the same way. my 37k mile and garaged its whole life car leaves rust scale from the under side areas of the hood not painted on the top of the core support and the cowl from the hood. Not sure how I'll address that  Confused


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Past 1974 Ranchero GT Q code

Present 1973 Q code formal roof base model Torino with ralleye equpiment package and 4spd.



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