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Drain holes in \'glass tub?

I was wondering if anybody out there with a 'glass tub has put in any drain holes. Currently there are none. I was hoping to cut/drill holes before coating with durabak, that way I can seal the edges of the holes. But I was worried about maybe giving cracks an easy place to start. Just trying to think ahead.... maybe over thinking.

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Re: Drain holes in \'glass tub?

This is what I did, poor a gallon of water into the floor boards. See where the water collects. (the lowest point)and then proceeded to drill 3 1/2" holes in the floor. I've wheeled pretty hard, and haven't had any cracks.

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Re: Drain holes in \'glass tub?

Just curious...why are you coating a fiberglass tub with durabak?

I did the same dump water in and check method...drilled 2 1/2" holes. No big deal. It's been 2 years now with no cracks.

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Re: Drain holes in \'glass tub?

I would have put larger holes also, but I only had a 1/2" drill bit. I've been to lazy to go get a bigger one. Oh well, maybe one day.

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Re: Drain holes in \'glass tub?

I was basically wanting to coat the tub to protect it best as possible. I was wanting to use the durabak as an undercoating and as a protection of the "cargo area". I have seen some other 'glass tubs with the paint rubbed away from tool boxes, etc. thrown in the back. I have easy access to the whole tub now. I didn't want to NOT coat it and wish I did later.....

Maybe I'm just an over protective dad.

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Re: Drain holes in \'glass tub?

Yeah, I did the same thing to my tub. As soon as the truck dropped off the 'glass body, I uncrated it, stood it sideways, and undercoated the heck out of it. I hated that bubblegum pink color, and I wanted to protect the bottem from flying rock that might chip/crack the tub.

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Re: Drain holes in \'glass tub?

LET ME SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT ON DRAIN HOLES in CJ`s(Jeeps in general)[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img] . There are TO MANY IMO . I just finished 2 1/2 months( 100 hours in all) of rebuilding the structural parts of my metal tub and especially in the rear floor where it had like 5 drain holes ( where all the RUST started) . When I finished putting in the new
( JEEPZILLA BRAND)rear floor and wheel houses and front floors I have 4 drains in all . 2 where the main roll bar rests on the floor ( factory spot) and 2 right in front of the front seats ( on the main lower floor pan) I did the water test too , and this is where it puddled , as far as the rear deck goes , its slightly angled towards the front now .
It will head straight towards the other two holes. I know this has nothing to do with your F/G tub but I think Jeep(or JOOP) tubs have to many holes as it is [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img].

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Re: Drain holes in \'glass tub?

Alec78CJ has a trick setup with his full rollcage with 6 point tie-ins to the frame, courtesy of himelf, FlMudCJ, and a little help from me. When he gets too much water in it, he just takes out one through bolt from either side of the front rollcage foot and parks the Jeep A$$ high on a curb or hill....works pretty well with his 'glass tub.
Oh, one word of caution, and i hope you see this, ALEC! REMEMBER to put the bolts BACK in before you go four wheeling again...you just may get STUCK without a WINCH in deep FL SwampMud and have water coming IN through the boltholes! Hahahaha, just teasing Alec there.....It wasnt MY feet getting wet!

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