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Harry LePargneux 04-07-2015 12:15 PM

Clogged sunroof drain
One of my front sunroof drains was clogged resulting in water dripping into the car. I filled the drain with vinegar and let it sit for awhile, then used compressed air to complete clearing the drain. The drain now flows freely!

YellowRose 04-07-2015 01:48 PM

Clogged sunroof drain
Thanks for that post and tip on how you cleared your clogged sunroof drain. Others should be able to put that to good use, if they have the same problem.

Dan Leavens 04-08-2015 10:06 AM

Harry thanks for this tip. Look at you go:D

Stevenlesser 07-22-2015 01:51 PM

Sunroof drain hole
Hi I took a shower in the car wash with my leaky 60 sunroof!
Exactly where are the drain holes? So I can work on them also the weatherstrip is gone ,any suggestions what a ok replacement would be?

jopizz 07-22-2015 02:35 PM

There are two drain holes near the front corners of the opening. There are drain tubes that run inside the windshield pillars and drain out the bottom of the fenders. As far as the seal goes I would contact one of the Thunderbird vendors or you can send a PM to Carl Heller (partsetal) and see what he uses.


Stevenlesser 07-23-2015 01:32 PM

Thanks! I'll search for them ,I bet they'd been sealed by someone in past .how big are the holes ? 1/4"?

Harry LePargneux 07-23-2015 07:41 PM

The front drain holes are about 1/2" wide by 1/4" high at the front corners - close to the rear edge of the aluminum corner piece that surounds the opening. There are also drain hoses in the C panels behind the quarter windows that drain ahead of the rear wheels. You can see these if you lift the headliner.

bird 60 07-23-2015 10:10 PM

Hi Steven, you mentioned that you took a shower when going through a car wash. That's the first time that I personally have heard of anyone taking their Classic Car through a Car Wash.
If you want your Classic Car rust free for a long-long time use the two bucket method. I use Maguire's Car wash in one bucket with warm water, & warm water in the other & wipe with a Chamois.

Chris......From OZ.

Stevenlesser 07-24-2015 03:03 PM

Oh thanks ,when I get home from this work trip I'll search for the holes and make sure they're open was this rear hole you mention to drain the sun roof or the rear window opening ? So there's 2 sets of drain holes to look for ?

I used to have a vw As a kid and kept thinking the sun roof looked familiar in the t bird. Ah ha ! They're the same !

I have to send a pic to. Aslauto .com to see if he's got the seals
There's 3 I think ,rear felt
Rubber seal
Car body seal

Harry LePargneux 07-25-2015 05:08 PM

The front drain holes are about even with the back edge of the aluminum corner piece that surounds the opening and drain below the rear portion of the front fenders. The hoses down the C panels are attached to the rear of the side drain channels. You can see the hoses under the rear arm rests or under the headliner.

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