<VV> Rust

Charles Sadek Chsadek at comcast.net
Thu Jun 4 13:23:05 EDT 2020

During the early 60's the first unibody cars were constructed by the big three. There were holes in the windshield channel corners on each side. Those were to drain thru the back of the A (door) pillar down to the rockers, behind the floor/passenger cockpit vents which got their air from these same voids. The rocker panels has holes in the rear with rubber flaps on the LM . Don't know about earlies. The water (and any debris) etc was intended to flow down and thru the rocker panels. Some LM cars have a rubber plug in rear of front wheel well that goes into the rocker panel forward end, for flushing water thru the rocker.
Those holes did not solve the debris problem nor the rust underneath the windshield and back glass channels.
At that time, automakers were learning about unibodies and didn't know what we know today.

There are ways to minimize the rust or at least reduce it. 

Chuck S

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Where does the rainwater from underneath the windshield and back window go? Down through the rocker panels? So many Corvairs are stopped up with leaves and dirt that they're rust buckets.  Major design flaw.  I drilled holes underneath the rocker panels.

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