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Old 01-26-2008, 12:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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There was a thread that I can't find that was about fabricating your own rear quarter vent drain tubes if your fastback didn't come with them. When my 66 was disassembled, there were no tubes. But also, I don't see a way to attach a tube. It seems like there should be some kind of metal fitting welded on where the drain hole is to fit the tube on.
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I JB-welded a PVC section of pipe over what remains of the downspout nipple, and then used clear plastic tubing to route the water into the rockers, ala 1965.
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I did this. I forgot the size of the brass nipple, maybe 3/4", but it threaded itself in nice and tight.



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A dishwasher discharge hose from ACE hardware worked for me. One pacage was long enough to do both sides of the car. I used a clamp to positioin it over the rocker drain hole.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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From your supplied photo... the drain tube doesn't connect to anything shown in that picture... the drain tube will connect to a nipple located on the bottom of the air box. The tube will then pass through a hole in the metal support located under the box and then continue down through the rocker panel.

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Old 01-26-2008, 09:25 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Quote:
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, I don't see a way to attach a tube. It seems like there should be some kind of metal fitting welded on where the drain hole is to fit the tube on.
MOST, but not ALL, 66's didnt have a fitting, the water simply drained out the hole and was guided to the rockers with a pastic "water shield".
Unfortunately, over the years, the plastic shield either rotted away or was removed and not replaced... Like already advised above, either make a fitting or find a tube that will fit tight in the hole

Here is a pic of my original tubes and clamps
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