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Post  mk1dave on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:16 am

Just sat at work wondering how many Scamp's are letting in water and if not many, how have you stopped it?
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Post  Mutstar on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:46 am

It helps if you put the doors on! Ive found mine only leaks at the side windows and thats just perished rubber.
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Post  mk1dave on Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:54 am

That's not to bad. I remember coming back from Newquay one year in the rain and a mate of mine's freshly built Scamp. And the rain was coming down the inside if the screen as fast ad it was on the outside
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Post  Mutstar on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:10 am

Blimey! Nope nothing like that on mine in fact with the exceptin of the drivers window leaking ive found him to be water tight AND very warm!
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Post  Mk3rob on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:08 pm


1 of the normal Scamp places for leaks (when your driving along) is the top of the windscreen to the roof.

If you dont want to take the roof off then loads of silicon does the job. If you do then a V-section length of rubber is needed, making sure the section opens out to the front.

Best of luck
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:11 pm

Big holes in floor - sorted!!
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Post  nhazelwood on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:08 pm

In usual british summer, i've been getting about 1" water inside the car, (crap doors & no seals) thats with the car on a slight nose down angle due to suspension settings.

In the pick-up back my record was 2" before it started leaking out of the tailgate.

My simple solution in the pick-up bit is this..., simply use the stainless centre bit & the plug, cut a big hole in the floor & attach to a plate underneath. Job done on a budget ! When it starts to rain at work i get some funny looks when i say i've got to pull the plug out in the car !

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Post  mk1dave on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:17 pm

That's a brilliant idea. How high is the over flow just incase you forget Laughing
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Post  nhazelwood on Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:30 pm

I didn't bother with the overflow, just the stainless pressing, plug & chain Rolling Eyes

The interior will get better with the 4th version of door...already 3d modelled, but no time/light/money at the moment.

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Post  Martin & Nettie on Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:51 pm

I think the Pound Shop do some nice Cagoule's bounce
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Post  RICK on Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:22 pm

about 12 years ago I have drilled a 6mm hole in the corner of the front floor to let the water out, thats enough to let water out and not to let it in on the use of the road, but when green lanning it works the other way, but it soon drains out when in comes in. a good pair of waders come in handy sometimes... don't let the northeners know it rains down south...
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Post  mk1dave on Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:42 pm

I don't mind it coming in whilst off road just when it drips on my head when going down the road.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:04 pm

Water leaks Sowester
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Post  mk1dave on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:36 pm

Laughing
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Post  wezgit daan saaf on Tue Nov 09, 2010 10:50 pm

As Mk3 Rob will tell you,it gets very interesting in a hooded Mk1 in the rain - at speed the water slowly works its way accross the roof(inside) until it drips down your neck,the other leak I get occasionally is good for cleaning the muck off your shoes as it dribbles off the dash and onto your feet! I think the words "rustic motoring" come to mind.
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Post  mk1dave on Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:04 pm

My primary concern will be keeping my C.B dry.
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Post  Martin & Nettie on Wed Nov 10, 2010 12:47 pm

Is that chip buttie lol!

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Post  Mutstar on Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:41 pm

Mines going to be under the dash :-)
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Post  lin and tony on Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:20 pm

As many will tell you, Tony has been talking about sealing our hard roof down and putting a sunroof in (!!!!!!) because of the rain that manages to force its way under the roof when driving at 50+. Wipers on the inside would be very useful in this situation and waders to help keep your feet dry! Having said that, Tony refuses to drive Taz with the doors on - and usually insists on having the soft top off too! - so most of the time, if it rains, you get wet.
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Post  Ferretboy221 on Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:00 pm

Thats why i designed my floor in sections....water comes in....water goes out through the section edges, sorted.




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Post  lin and tony on Sun Nov 21, 2010 5:52 pm

Well - lets face it, if you live in Cumbria, you can cope with a bit of water!!!!! Razz

On a personal note - you will really have to take a drive on up the M6 to Penrith and meet up with Nic, She would love to see a fellow Scamper up there!
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Post  TRR Motorsport on Sun Nov 21, 2010 7:11 pm

lin and tony wrote:Well - lets face it, if you live in Cumbria, you can cope with a bit of water!!!!! Razz


Tell me about it. Servicing Rally cars in 2" of water is not my idea of fun. No doubt the rain is booked for this coming weekend as well. Rolling Eyes
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