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Old 09-07-2011, 08:03 PM   #1
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About floor drain plugs

Hey what are you fellas doing now for floor plugs in the body?

I did the Herculiner on Mon. (I love it) and I am getting things put back together on the inside and now I need floor plugs. I prefer the look of the OEM style with the rubber gasket, but when I found on ebay they wanted almost 5 bucks a piece for them I said Holy Crap.

I see there are some alternatives.... one guy has 1 inch plastic capplugs for 5 bucks for 15 of them, but how well do fit? I suppose they take the weather better than the OEM style with the metal on them.

Just wanted to know what others prefer.
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Old 09-07-2011, 08:31 PM   #2
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i dont use any at all after i lined my tub i lost them and am not to worried.

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Old 09-07-2011, 08:43 PM   #3
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I guess if you want them I would check a local dealer, or auto part. My tub is rhino lined an it has no plugs in it. My current floor plug covers are my rubber floor mats LOL!
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Those one inch plastic things are crap. I did not have a good experience with them. I'm sure they'd do fine on the bare metal floors but once bed liner is on, the plugs won't fit. My floor matte is covering them for now. I've been trying to find something to plug them up though.
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I got a bag of 12 on ebay for around $5. they also sell them at Lowe's on the nuts and bolts isle. I've used the black plastic ones for 8 years with a lined tub and they fit perfectly with no issues.
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:27 AM   #6
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I don't use them anymore. I like the open look.
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Old 09-09-2011, 12:29 PM   #7
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These work well, easy to remove/replace quickly.

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I also dont run with them in. I like it better with the plugs out
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:50 PM   #9
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I got a bag of 12 on ebay for around $5. they also sell them at Lowe's on the nuts and bolts isle. I've used the black plastic ones for 8 years with a lined tub and they fit perfectly with no issues.
Lucky! Mine must have been different
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:41 AM   #10
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Same here, I removed all mine as well and I'm in the process of painting the tub with bed liner. I'm going with the idea that if I get dirt, mud or other junk in the cab to just spray it out with a hose and let it drain out... No messing with plugs!
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Has anyone added more drain plugs? The two in the front work well, however, there is quite the low spot in the tub where the rear deck drops about 4". Can you safely drill anywhere in there to make one more exit for h2o?
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Mine came with plastic ones, extras in the glove box. I had to take the driver's side one out and it remains out right now. Don't know when I'll put it back in. The plastic ones work fine. Mine was bedlined years ago and the plastic ones have probably been in there since. They work fine as far as I can tell.
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I got plastic ones and they work fine!
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Has anyone added more drain plugs? The two in the front work well, however, there is quite the low spot in the tub where the rear deck drops about 4". Can you safely drill anywhere in there to make one more exit for h2o?
No need to add more. There are several down where the tub drops, right behind the front seats. Look closely and you will see about 1 inch round metal and they are held in place by a fairly strong epoxy. The metal will have an "x" or "+" shape depending on how you're looking at it. Those are your drain plugs. Pull 'em and you're good to go. May need a screwdriver or pliers since the epoxy is pretty tough.
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No need to add more. There are several down where the tub drops, right behind the front seats. Look closely and you will see about 1 inch round metal and they are held in place by a fairly strong epoxy. The metal will have an "x" or "+" shape depending on how you're looking at it. Those are your drain plugs. Pull 'em and you're good to go. May need a screwdriver or pliers since the epoxy is pretty tough.
Might need a hammer to get your screwdriver up under the edge of them. Also you might need to get under your tub and find the bottom of the plugs and tap them out to get them started. I understand what they were going for at the factory, but the design sucks! I don't think they were ever meant to go in and out easily. Defiantly a trash can piece!
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These work well, easy to remove/replace quickly.

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Has anyone found any sort of rubber gasket that would just seal the edges and leave the hole open? I was thinking of putting in vinyl flooring so that I could just spray it out when it needed cleaning. Reason for the flooring was so that I could put some sound deadener down to quiet things a bit when the kids were riding along.
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You could use liquid tape around the edge of the hole.

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