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Cab Corner Hole
#1437971 Thu Jan 20 2022 01:32 AM
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'Bolter
I thought I had discovered a small hole in the bottom of the cab corner but I looked at it closely today and it may just be a drain hole that has been blocked by crud?

Is it? It is a 65 C10. Sorry for the rookie question.

Thanks


Kevin
1965 Chevy C10 Longbed Fleetside
(Engine needed, originally 230)
Re: Cab Corner Hole
WarEagle1 #1438010 Thu Jan 20 2022 12:09 PM
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'Bolter
Pic? I haven't dug into mine, but that area is packed with sand for sure.

Last edited by Ferris Bueller; Thu Jan 20 2022 01:42 PM.

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Re: Cab Corner Hole
WarEagle1 #1438014 Thu Jan 20 2022 01:13 PM
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These trucks had vent holes in the cab corners. We need to take the time to clean them out every so often so they can do their job.


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Re: Cab Corner Hole
WarEagle1 #1438021 Thu Jan 20 2022 03:06 PM
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Heed Martin's excellent advice.

My theory as to why many cabs are rusted-out in those lower-rear cab-corners is because the "weep holes" got blocked.

My additional theory, based on observations of those lower rear cab corners (in upstate NY) is that they got stopped/plugged due to mouse/rat/squirrel nests. Their nests clogged/stopped the draining. And, some of those varmints censored where they nest (especially in a really cold environment).


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Re: Cab Corner Hole
WarEagle1 #1438024 Thu Jan 20 2022 03:19 PM
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'Bolter
Thanks for the replies. I'm relieved that it is just a vent/drain hole. When I thought it was a rust hole I was really surprised because my cab corners are solid.

I'll try to make a pic but it will be hard to see. The exterior of the hole is behind a "double wall". The best way I've found to see it is by shining a light from underneath.


Kevin
1965 Chevy C10 Longbed Fleetside
(Engine needed, originally 230)
Re: Cab Corner Hole
WarEagle1 #1438026 Thu Jan 20 2022 04:16 PM
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I’ll contribute something although it’s worthless info. I think these trucks were built with A. I. (artificial intelligence). If the drain holes get plugged, the computer brain turns on the “drain hole mode” and the floor and rockers will make another functional drain hole. I just can’t find that darn computer.
I have drain holes along the PS rocker and another at the driver toe board. I hit a puddle once and my foot got wet.

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