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Replacement Rocker Panels from JCW

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by swilson, May 28, 2003.

  1. swilson

    swilson Registered Member

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    Has anyone else used the replacement rocker panels from JCW? The outers are great. Made in canada, heavy gauge, and the lines match.

    I also got the extended inner rocker panels cuz I had some floor damage also /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif. They are supposed to do the inner rocker job and fix 3" of floor panel. Couldn't figure out how that was supposed to happen. I couldn't get them to work correctly so I swapped the sides and did a little cutting. That did the trick /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif.0

    Guess the old saying....Cut to size--file to fit...is true. Which JCW would add an instruction sheet or something. This is the first time doing body panel work and i'm making it up as I go. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif.

    I would add a pic of the panel but I don't have a dig. camera or a scanner either...srry. /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif
     
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    I bought some a while back from a local place and had the same problem...I couldnt seem to figure out how they wanted it installed ???? After a little frustration and another beer I fabbed it up...
     
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    I put a couple on my old '78 Blazer. I never even primed or painted them, but they held up for the 10 years I had the truck.
     
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    I got the inner and outers from JCW. I like them. Fit pretty well, to make life easy I had the fenders and doors off (I was replacing the fenders also). After everything was done I got looking around and there where several spots that where open or had gaps between to two pieces of metal (maybe I installed the inner wrong).
    Anyhow, here in Indiana that would be a salt collector. So I took a can of expanding foam (it said to seal out water /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif) and I filled the entire rocker panel /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. Once it stoped expanding I cut off the extra and used the duplicolor spray can bed liner on the under side of the truck. Not only do I sleep better knowing water can't sit in there but you can kick the $hit out the rocker and it SOLID! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Cut to size--file to fit

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    Close; "Cut to size, beat to fit, paint to match"
     
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    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    "Measure with a yardstick, mark with an axe, cut with a chainsaw."

    As opposed to the redneck torque wrench: turn it till it breaks, then back off half a turn.

    -- A
     
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    bigjbear 1 ton status Staff Member Moderator

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    /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif I have a calibrated elbow
     

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