Just Some Dude in Jersey
How does water, dirt, media blasting stuff, etc. get out of the bottom of the GT fresh air intake system and the door hinge area? Outside air gets drawn in through the cowl screen, wiper motor cover, and maybe several other places, it then flows sideways and down both sides. Some of the air can come out the vents on the sides of the dash and the rest can go straight down to a large cavity at the bottom outsides of the footwells and can come out the footwell side vents. But, those vents are 2"-3" above the bottom of the cavity. On my GTX car, while I was fixing it up, I found the bottom of that cavity had 3" of mud/sand in it. It was a mutha to get it out with vacuuming and blasting water in there and sucking it out. My project car also has mud in the bottom of that cavity. Water can also get down into that cavity, especially if you are too aggressive with hosing or powerblasting. If you have your whole car media blasted inside and out and in the fresh ait intake at the cowling, the media stuff can get down into that cavity. That mud will hold water and rot the car. How does water normally drain from there? I might need to drill a hole somewhere to let it out. Also, how does water, dirt, media blasting material, etc., that gets into the door hinge area, get out? That area is right next to the aforementioned cavity where the footwell vents are. Are they connected?? Are the the same cavity? I don't see a drain hole anywhere. If I have a blaster dude blast that hinge area, does the whole cavity behind it fill up with grit, walnut shells, or whatever particles are in the media blasting stream? I suppose if your car was on a rotisserie you could flip your car sideways or upside down and stuff in those cavities might come out. Any clues?