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Old 26th November 2021, 20:25
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You could always use the TVR trick


Drill holes in the floor to aid drainage!

Not as stupid as it sounds, I have 5 z3's on the drive and they all have varying amounts of water in the front floorpans, unlike older cars there is quite a bit of electrics under the floor.
The way the foam is bonded to the underside of the front carpets, you won't realise you have a problem until it is about 3" deep.
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Old 26th November 2021, 22:10
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You could always use the TVR trick


Drill holes in the floor to aid drainage!

Not as stupid as it sounds, I have 5 z3's on the drive and they all have varying amounts of water in the front floorpans, unlike older cars there is quite a bit of electrics under the floor.
The way the foam is bonded to the underside of the front carpets, you won't realise you have a problem until it is about 3" deep.
!/2" drain holes are featured in my Audi A6 floor too !
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Old 26th November 2021, 22:20
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Surely to go authentic Italian the holes should be jagged and rusty rather than neat and drilled?

I remember a friend sticking his foot through the floor of a fiat 127 when he slipped from standing on the seat - he was loading a roof rack or something. His foot went through and his leg was then trapped by the bent, rusty metal like a man trap. We were on the floor laughing for ages before anyone actually bothered to help him.
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Old 27th November 2021, 11:37
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A mate at uni had an Austin 1100 with a Fred Flintstone floor.
In the Z300S I ran a fan heater and dehumidifier in the passenger footwell for about a week and got 400ml out which I thought wasn't too bad but yes- I do worry about all of the wiring under there. Especially having had the rotted battery cable on my TFS (under the driver's seat) where the insulation had been breached.
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