My guess would be that the accountants figured out that a piece of tape is cheaper both in material cost and installation cost than a plug. They may not be intended to be drain holes, that was just my guess. I know they did not use them to lift an assembled jeep body during the vehicle assembly process or the paint process.If they were drain holes, why would they be taped up and hidden by body work instead of removable and accessible plugs?
I guess senior Jeep engineer and "father of the Jeep Rubicon" Jim Repp was wrong about the purpose of that hole when he told me what it was used for after I asked him, that it was just used during manufacturing.I know they did not use them to lift an assembled jeep body during the vehicle assembly process or the paint process.
Before you said you guessed they were drain holes. You suddenly became an expert on what they can't be.That is the Toledo Assembly line, I find it hard to belive that the sheet metal will support the body of a jeep in that location, but they make damn good drain hole for fording deep water
So your argument against those holes as mounting points is that the body is carried another way at one point during assembly?LOOK AT THE PICTURE I POSTED