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Old April 6th, 2014, 07:02 PM
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Patching interior body holes

My 1985 exMod 110 soft top pours diesel fumes into the cab. I am going to have the exhaust looked at for leaks but in the meantime I noticed that duct tape over some large holes under the passenger seat made a huge difference.

What is the best way to cover these holes? Keep in mind there are several dozen of all different sizes. All are drilled but some are as large as a half dollar. The duct tape falls right off and I am not spending the time to get someone to weld or patch with metal. I'm looking for advice on covering the holes easily. This is a great summer vehicle but it is by no means a show car so I'm not terribly concerned with the look of the patches. I would want it to be removable in case I ever do any restore work. I would hate for these patches to make for a significantly harder time later.

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Old April 6th, 2014, 07:12 PM
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Old April 6th, 2014, 10:41 PM
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For a permanent fix, try the Devcon epoxy...This stuff is bullet proof, and they make one for aluminum and steel. Great stuff! Just be sure to work it really smooth if you use it, or else you'll be sanding it smooth forever since it's super hard!
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How would a grommet work to close the hole? Doesn't a grommet go around a holes edges to "finish" the hole?

Would the Devcon epoxy cover a larger hole? I would think it would need a backing of some sort no?
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Old April 7th, 2014, 07:32 AM
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Another thought would be Dynamat...
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I mean grab some jb weld and some sheet metal; if you're not concerned with appearance
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Old April 7th, 2014, 07:49 AM
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Another thought would be Dynamat...
This. A small bit stuck up to the underside and bob's your uncle. If someone far in the future wants to repair the hole it's easy enough to remove.
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