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Old 09-02-2002, 09:44 AM   #1
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Question Rusty door sill RR,got one yet?

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Yep, my daughter's SL1 had this bad. The left side is not quite as bad. I actually removed all of the bad metal, pop riveted in a new piece (after painting it all with rustoleum). Once you start removing the rust, it's surprising how much there is.

There seems to be a door seal problem on these cars. After a heavy rain, I noticed that both cars had water underneath the plastic door sill protectors.

If you look underneath the door sill protectors, you'll there there are two holes in the door sill. Water gets into these holes and between the outer door sill metal and the channel frame. Then rust starts.
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Roll Eyes Yes,I'm very familiar with them!>>

Thanks for the reply.
I cut off the two round prongs with pleirs and since filledthose two extra round holes with black 732 RTV.I built up two "gaskets" around the holes for the steel clips so as to keep water from rolling in there from those punch outs.
I can't complain,the cars been great thus far.
I personally feel these first generation SL are built quite sturdy.The five speed stick is the best I've ever used in any of my cars.
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