CO poisoning

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  1. Jeff Joyce

    Jeff Joyce Binder Driver

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    I've got fiberglass inserts and a Kayline top/doors. Since I've owned the scout, there's been a gap in the area up front where the insert meets the window frame. There's also been a huge gap between the tailgate and the lower lip of the rear window (snap style). Not sure if this was a PO installation issue or not, but it's not good.

    At speed, the door gap draws a lot of air. Air coming around the side of the windshield creates a big vacuum just outside the door. This, plus rear window gap leads to major exhaust infiltration. I rarely have the top on, but it's nice to be able to take a trip in the winter and stay warm AND alive while doing so.

    Anyway, this weekend I decided to do something about it. I fabbed some simple metal plates (16 gauge) mounted between the aluminum angle and door insert to cover the gap and improve the snap mounts. I also added some weatherstripping here and on the top lip of the tailgate to seal off the air. Turned out great.
     

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    Good idea! I don't drive mine in the winter, but in the Fall or rainy weather that gap is annoying.
     
  3. jnoahr

    jnoahr Farmall Cub

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    I have been looking for a way to solve this exact problem. Thanks so much for the idea, it looks awesome. This will be my weekend project.
     
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    Why not fix the exhaust? If your exhaust system is in good order there should be no problems.
    Sealing up drafts is great. But will not fix the problem.
     
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    jnoahr Farmall Cub

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    The problem is wind and rain. Not exhaust.
     

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