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Rocker box options anyone

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ABLAZN, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. ABLAZN

    ABLAZN Registered Member

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    Is there something different that can be put in place of the factory rocker boxes. Mine were cut up when I bought my 1970 Blazer because the prior owner had put saddle tanks on. I can buy reproductions on ebay for $235 shipped. Also, I talked to a local street rod shop owner who said that he uses some tubing and ties everything together so that you do not need the boxes. Which way is better and why ? Also is there othere options that someone here has done ?
     
  2. jekbrown

    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    lots of peeps have replaced rockers with rectangular steel tubing. Works awesome and will withstand rock impacts way better than a factory folded-sheetmetal rocker ever will. On offroad.com there is a write up about doing this on a K5...

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  3. ecameron87

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    Those rocker boxes are there for structural support, especially needed with the top off. If you have a roll cage in there, I think that you can go without the boxes. If there is no roll cage, then you should put something there.

    Do you have any pictures of the saddle tanks setup? I would love to see them. I have thought about doing this to my vehicle to get rid of the 38 gallon tank that hangs off the back.
     

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