House of Windsor 4ever!
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Everett, WA
Bronco Info: 79 Ranchero GT/97 Eddie Bauer Exploder 5.0 AWD
When I replaced the T/G regulator I had bought a new felt, but the rubber pieces, when installed, weren't doing a good job keeping the water out of the tailgate. So I broke out the soap and water, thoroughly cleaned the rubber pieces and the T/G shell near them, then sealed them to the shell and the new felt with black RTV silicone. After that, the water was very minimal, but I still got a little seepage around the inner cover. So I used some camper tape and a piece of thick plastic sheet cut to fit the opening, and installed them to seal the cover. No more internal leaks. Last thing I did after that was put 5 pounds of quick lime (dolomite lime) in a sack and put it inside the back. In a few days, the carpeting and underlay mat were fairly dried out.
[Silver70] In 100 years, when astronauts visit the landing site, they'll stumble upon the little FSB rover with a busted driveshaft, twisted up on a moon-rock flexing the SAS, and think, "Man... those things can go anywhere. Screw Jeep."