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Blazen Offroad Rocker Install

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 1977k5, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. 1977k5

    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    Just an install walkthrough of the weld in rockers I won from Blazen Offroad. First pics show the rockers as they were before I started. Yeah, I would say I was in pretty bad need of some rocker protection!:laugh:

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    where is the rest of the pics???? I NEED TO SEE THIS! I am about to order some sliders for my JIMMY. Those guys a Blazen are pretty nice.
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    To start I just cut out the rockers where they start to turn upwards and right along the ridge for the weatherstripping (luckily I had access to a plasma cutter which made that process a lot quicker). I cut the rocker away from the body support (on the left of the first pic in this post). I had to cut away about half of the piece of metal circled on the right because is was rotten. I ended up using both pieces circled as supports for the rockers.

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    very cool
     
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    1977k5 3/4 ton status Vendor

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    And the pics of the rockers installed. I pretty much kept putting the rockers up to the truck and grinding/cutting until it fit exactly the way I wanted it. Then just c-clamped them on there and welded 'em in. The pics may be kinda hard to see but the rockers are welded onto everything around them that I could possibly weld to (all the sheet metal, the body support, and that other weird wing looking piece of metal towards the rear).

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    And one last pic of a little driveway testing. The rear driver tire is nearly off the ground but I was afraid to go any higher with the high lift (I don't really trust them in general and this one was kinda bent). No flexing of the body, these are totally strong enought to take the full weight of the truck. I gained 2.25" of clearance at the rockers. These are the .188" thick rockers. Thanks again to Blazen Offroad and to CK5!

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    Nice work. blazen shoed me some pics of that being done. You should send yours in They might use them. Nice Welds man
     
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    They actually asked me to do a writeup and take a bunch of pictures for them because they didn't have anything on these on their site. I figured I would throw it up on this board as well even though a few other people have done the same. A PM has been sent their way.
     
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    What did you do for the lower front fender bolt? The one that holds the bottom portion of the rear to the body.

    Ira
     
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    It's not there anymore thanks to a previous fender cut. These rockers (I got the shorter ones) would probably not interfere with it anyway.
     
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    One more thing I just noticed after looking at the pictures is that the places I cut the fenders don't quite line up with the door :doah:. Doesn't really matter to me but something others might care about. I didn't even think of that and cut it while the doors were still off (you don't need to take off the doors to do this, I just had them off since the summer).
     
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    Looks great, thanks for the kind words. And I definately will be using your material on my site and if anyone wants info on how to cut and weld these sliders in.

    Jesse
     
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    Wow this is old school thread!! I like it Chris! Nice work! Thanks for sharing!
     
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    been a long time since Chris's rig looked like that... a few evolutions forward..
     
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    Is it blazen off road that shut down buisness? Their website is still around but I thought they are not producing any more.
     
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    defunct for at least a yr now, if not 2...
     
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    Yep.
     
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    I could have bought my bumpers just in time, thought I'll wait till I work out more of the bugs in the truck, but didn't know they were closing. I wish I had. I really like their front stinger and rear tire carrier bumpers. It's too bad, nice product for a great price.
     
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    Anybody know what size tubing these were?
    I'd like to make my own for my crewcab.
     
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    I don't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it was 2"x4" or 2"x6" .188" wall.
     

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