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Old January 13th, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Truck leaking at capping

So my 110 is for the most part water tight. Ha!!

Well the doors and roof aren't leaking but I have two spots where water trickles in through the capping. One on each side. In an ideal world I would remove the roof, galvanize the capping and reseal everything but in that ideal world I would have a new 110 and a secretary would be typing this on my lap. Since none of that is happening, how can I seal the two capping leaks before it does real damage? Can I squirt sealant into it on the inside?

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Old January 13th, 2010, 01:05 PM
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Where exactly are your leaks located? Rear tub corners? I had a whole lot of Moab dust blow in there on my last trip. I would like to seal it with Silicone or something to prevent that.

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So my 110 is for the most part water tight. Ha!!

Well the doors and roof aren't leaking but I have two spots where water trickles in through the capping. One on each side. In an ideal world I would remove the roof, galvanize the capping and reseal everything but in that ideal world I would have a new 110 and a secretary would be typing this on my lap. Since none of that is happening, how can I seal the two capping leaks before it does real damage? Can I squirt sealant into it on the inside?

Any help appreciate.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 01:12 PM
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one side close the back of the rear seats
other side close to the back of truck.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Well the doors and roof aren't leaking but I have two spots where water trickles in through the capping. One on each side. In an ideal world I would remove the roof, galvanize the capping and reseal everything but in that ideal world I would have a new 110 and a secretary would be typing this on my lap. Since none of that is happening, how can I seal the two capping leaks before it does real damage? Can I squirt sealant into it on the inside?
Yes. I had the same trouble, same exact spots on one of my trucks.

I used a combination of sealant and a strategically stuffed scrap piece from my mobile Rover weatherstrip emergency pack, (aka: a dazzling array of different size Home Depot window weatherstripping rolls) to cure the problem.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 04:17 PM
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yeah I am thinking dum dum strips
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tighten the nuts holding the roof on to the cappings and adjust it so it fits properly and it should fix the leaks.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 04:22 PM
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well how loose could it be? I assumed the age of seals was doing it?

should i tighten all capping bolts?
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tighten the nuts holding the roof on to the cappings and adjust it so it fits properly and it should fix the leaks.
When I re-did my headliners I went ahead and tightened all of the bolts and I was amazed that some of them were really loose. After I had them all really tight that solved a lot of my leaks. Still have to seal the roof with sealant though.
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Cool will try that. I was shocked my roof doesnt leak. Been driving with no headliner and I did a hose test.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:43 PM
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My roof is fine but I have a leak somewhere on the bulkhead or toe boxes (mostly passenger side). I can't figure out where, I suppose I need to take it apart. When it rains really heavy I get water on the floor mats and it seems to be coming from top portion of toe boxes or above somewhere.
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Old January 13th, 2010, 05:52 PM
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check your vents
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Ah, the vents! Perhaps the seals?

I will do a water hose test.

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