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Boxed Rockers ("Rocker Knocker")

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Calclips, Feb 25, 2004.

  1. Calclips

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    Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    I read the article on offroad.com about the 2x3 box steel tube as a replacement for rotted out rockers. Has anybody done this to a truck cab, and taken pictures of it? I'm gearing up to do this because I want to cut all the cancer out of my cab and really don't care to put regular rocker panels back in.

    /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif
     
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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    i saw those online, they looked really good too.
     
  3. Calclips

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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    Yeah they did... my favorite part is that I could do that for WAY cheap. Plus, I think they look good and tough... the way a truck is supposed to.
     
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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    i will post my pics when i get off work tonight
     
  5. Calclips

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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    Sweet, thanks a lot... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    And how was the install, as compared to the article? The same only less to cut out?
     
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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    a guy here on the board builds them and has some good pics on his site. his name is butch from www.4x4iron.com /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    I have Butch's rock sliders. Everyone (even the g/f) likes them a lot!

    It was a bit of work with my subfloor though ('73 Blazer).

    I had pictures somewhere.

    PM me if someone else doesn't post them up. My pics are on my home computer.
     
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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    Yeah, I looked at Butch's sliders a few days ago on his site... but it says that hes not taking orders right now due to a move... plus I didn't want to pay 200 bucks. I'm not replacing the rockers because I need rock sliders (I'm in Michigan here...) I'm doing it because mine are rotted out and I was looking for a cheap and effective fix. TopOff... I appreciate your offer of pics, but I've seen blazer pics on offroad.com in depdog's writeup. What I need is a pictures of it done on a truck... such as how the cab corners were dealt with and whatnot..

    Thanks anyways guys, hopefully chevystepside will post pics of them on his truck.
     
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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    I did some out of 3x3x1/4" wall square tubing. I love them but a word from the wise, don't cut out to much of the existing rocker box and tack weld it in place for fittment testing. I can't shut my passenger door anymore because I installed mine about a 1/4" to high. Not that I care because I don't plan to run doors anyways when the rig is finished. I have pics somewhere. I will post them if I find them.
     
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    Re: Boxed Rockers (\"Rocker Knocker\")

    TTT
     

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