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post #16 of 24 Old 07-26-2013, 01:04 AM
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sorry guys, just got home from a very long day. im going to take the jeep to work tomorrow so ill see about getting em up before the day is done


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post #17 of 24 Old 07-26-2013, 09:08 PM
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here ya go guys. guess i got lucky but its 4 inches to the center of the hole you want to drill from the access hole for the upper suspension arm bolt and 1 inch out from the seam in the body




1993 Jeep ZJ Laredo 4.0L/42RE 242 4x4. 3" springs. Front and rear RC tubular lowers. Rusty's adjustable rear uppers. RE double-sheer front track bar. JKS adjustable rear track bar. Bilstein 5100s. 31" Falken Rocky Mountain A/T. 15" Eagle wheels. V8 steering linkage.
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post #18 of 24 Old 07-26-2013, 09:27 PM
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I would seal the surrounding hole with rvt or fast gasket to keep other debris out of the body just a thought
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post #19 of 24 Old 07-26-2013, 10:31 PM
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planning on it

1993 Jeep ZJ Laredo 4.0L/42RE 242 4x4. 3" springs. Front and rear RC tubular lowers. Rusty's adjustable rear uppers. RE double-sheer front track bar. JKS adjustable rear track bar. Bilstein 5100s. 31" Falken Rocky Mountain A/T. 15" Eagle wheels. V8 steering linkage.
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post #20 of 24 Old 07-27-2013, 06:03 AM
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I just used a piece of plexi and painted it black, with some silicone on the back side to make it easy to remove and maintain. Like the hose idea, will be doing that when I can.

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post #21 of 24 Old 07-27-2013, 07:12 AM
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Just did this task a few days ago. Took my jeep on its first long trek Midland->Miami>Atlanta>Miami>Midland. The passenger side front had tons of water that I towel out at each fuel stop.

I must have looked weird. Here's the entry in my maintenance log. Also needed a 2" circle metal drill bit.

"Water goes front passenger floor from A/C drain? Attached Dorman 47028 + hose clamp under front passenger tire well 7/20/2013"

I got a 2"X3" template (google) and the spot is found by placing two templates length-wise above that bolt with the hole with the left edge aligned with the bolt. Dill at the center of the top template.

No wetness yet, but have not gone on a long trek yet.

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post #22 of 24 Old 08-21-2013, 11:43 AM
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I Jus did this! Worked great. My only 2 cents is maybe measure out 1.5" from the seam. It woulda helped as my tube stuck out a bit longer that was pictured before. Easy fix i Jus trimmed it back a touch for plenty of room to fit the hose.

Thanks for the post!

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post #23 of 24 Old 08-21-2013, 12:12 PM
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I was toying with the idea of just running a hose up through the frame rail and connecting it to the drain, that way it still drains from underneath, but doesn't run through the sub-frame rail. Then I wrecked my 97, and my 98 has no issues with water in the floor, so I guess I'll wait until I get froggy one weekend.
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post #24 of 24 Old 08-01-2014, 07:58 PM
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Thank You ElCaminoManT for the measurements! It eliminated the guess work and made this job so much eaiser. I siliconed a 5/8" ID washer around the drain to fix the deteriorated gasket and connected a longer hose. I also drilled the 1/4" hole inside, but the drain was clean. I hope it works!
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