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The Gears 08-03-2013 02:08 PM

Trunk Leaks. The easy fix
 
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On the bad side one must corner slowly or the cans tip over.
On the plus side because these are one gallon cans they only have to be emptied once a year. Anyone got a better idea?
Not to be taken seriously.

pawoSD 08-03-2013 02:20 PM

Replace the rear window gasket, fix any rust under it, also replace trunk gasket. Problem solved.

jay_bob 08-03-2013 03:01 PM

Needs to be submitted to

There I Fixed It - Funny Bad Repairs - white trash repairs - Cheezburger

cooljjay 08-03-2013 03:56 PM

Yeah buy a new windscreen as gasket and fix it....mine leaks because I can't afford the gasket at the moment....otherwise I would have it done and leak free...

Dubyagee 08-03-2013 04:47 PM

Gutters. Drain to the outside. Or hang a plant.

w123fanman 08-03-2013 05:04 PM

I used weatherstripping from home depot to seal mine, but one of my trunk hinges is slightly bent, not a failed seal.

charmalu 08-04-2013 12:43 AM

You mentioned cans to catch the drips. I have a 1 liter soda bottle under the antenna to catch the drips. cut the bottom off, slit it up one side. slipped it up from the bottom of the antenna motor, the slit goes around the flat strap to the fender. then it is Zip tied to the motor. the drips go into the bottle instead of the quarter panel. after each rain storm, place a can under the cap, unscrew, and drain it.

The 80 240 came with a manual antenna, mine got broken off, and can`t source another one. finally found an electric Chinese one in PNP just so the radio works. eventually I`ll find the proper one for it.

The only manual one`s I have seen for the 240 are made by the Chicom`s, and aren`t even close to the original.

Charlie

The Gears 08-04-2013 02:41 AM

In reality I have no trunk leaks. I placed two cans in the trunk to drop off at the recycle and got the idea for the picture. Just a little humor.
I like the pop bottle idea for the antenna though.

PackerEdgerton 08-04-2013 03:35 AM

I actually used the "pop bottle" concept for a couple of months until I got tired of it and just bought a factory seal from the dealership and had the professional glass guy come out and help me put it in. They were great in that I was able to wire-brush and treat all the light rust under the seal, as well as fix the headliner that was not seated properly.

Works great, no leaks and everything is cool.

Fun photo, though.

Packman

vstech 08-04-2013 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by charmalu (Post 3186818)
You mentioned cans to catch the drips. I have a 1 liter soda bottle under the antenna to catch the drips. cut the bottom off, slit it up one side. slipped it up from the bottom of the antenna motor, the slit goes around the flat strap to the fender. then it is Zip tied to the motor. the drips go into the bottle instead of the quarter panel. after each rain storm, place a can under the cap, unscrew, and drain it.

The 80 240 came with a manual antenna, mine got broken off, and can`t source another one. finally found an electric Chinese one in PNP just so the radio works. eventually I`ll find the proper one for it.

The only manual one`s I have seen for the 240 are made by the Chicom`s, and aren`t even close to the original.

Charlie

I have a 240 manual antenna available...

charmalu 08-04-2013 10:02 PM

How much? and in good shape? Iam interested.

When we got the 240, the antenna would not go down after soaking it with kroil for quite a long time. guess it was too corroded down in side.


Charlie

Mölyapina 08-05-2013 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by The Gears (Post 3186586)
On the bad side one must corner slowly or the cans tip over.
On the plus side because these are one gallon cans they only have to be emptied once a year. Anyone got a better idea?
Not to be taken seriously.

Put a big rock in each bucket to help with cornering and winter traction

charmalu 08-05-2013 03:55 AM

Put Velcro on the bottom of the buckets.:)

Charlie

engtaz 08-05-2013 06:09 AM

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Originally Posted by jay_bob (Post 3186624)

Too funny

cho 08-05-2013 09:32 AM

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you copycat :)

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