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Rocker Panels

Discussion in 'The Body Shop' started by Chevy305, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Chevy305

    Chevy305 6 Lug 14bsf Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Yeah they are rusted through. I need to replace the rockers on both sides from the door jam to the cab corner. I have never done anything like this before so any help or tips would be appriciated. Thankyou
     
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    buy some sliders from blazenoffroad there are detailed instructions on how to instal them. they replace your rockers
     
  3. Chevy305

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    Can I see some pictures of these?

    Also will it effect the placement of my gas tank on the driver's side on the outise of the frame?
     
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    No it should not affect your gas tank go to www.blazenoffroad.com jesse has pics of both the bolt on app and the weld in style. here are some pics of mine bolt ons
     
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  5. Chevy305

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    I'm not so sure about doing rock sliders. I like the stock look and I don't need sliders for anything because the rocks would lit my gas tank before the rockers. Due to a 3in body lift.

    But what brand offers the thickest rocker panels?


    EDIT: It took you a second to get pictures up so, I think I like the step part, kinda like a nerf bar. Can you get pictures of how it attaches to the rocker panel?
     
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    sure! as I said mine are the bolt ons so they attach to the body brace and not the frame. the weld ons actually go in place of your rockers so u have to cut them out. here are the only pics I have of where they bolt. They arent that great so I hope you can understand what you are looking at.
     
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    Yeah, the supports aren't in that good of shape, so I don't know if the bolt on would be the best idea for me. Oh well, thats what I get for living in the rust belt.
     
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    If its that bad I would check into the weld in ones. Sounds like you will need the strength anyway
     
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    yep,

    time for a mig welder

    cut out rusted areas no bigger than needed and cut out pieces the same size and flush weld them in with magnets
    and then grind and tap the welds smooth
    i need to do the same on my 77 and it needs fenders and some rear arches metal replacement too, but i dont have a welder so for now i cant do anything

    cant seem to find a welder big enough that doesnt cost 2 billion dollars




    good luck
     

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