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It called a, "PLATE, metal, blanking paint drain hole" , in the moss catalogue.

 

Any ideas??

 

PS. It's in the spare wheel well. . . .under a piece of sound deadening.

 

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Cord,

The clue is actually in the name!

When cars were painted at the factory, the first coat was often a dip - back in the 60's, likely a basic black coating to provide a sound base for top coat. The body is on a conveyor system, the body is tipped in nose first, fully submerged, then lifted out - so has a lot of liquid paint on it. Drain holes let this drain out. They need to be filled later with either metal or (nowadays) rubber plates/ grommets.

 

Dave

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Thanks for the replies, all makes so much sense when you know!

 

Another question if I may, why are the rear inner wing profiles different? Passenger side doesn't have the deep dish/well that the driver side has?

 

Dan

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Thats for the US versions that had a tank secured there for fuel fume extraction.

Stuart.

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