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rocker protection

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by westtexask5, Nov 17, 2004.

  1. westtexask5

    westtexask5 Registered Member

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    just wondering if anyone has any good ideas on rocker protection... what is the best place to attach and how far do they need to hang out to protect the whole rocker /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  2. bigcountryk5

    bigcountryk5 1/2 ton status

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    u looking to buy something, or build something yourself?
     
  3. westtexask5

    westtexask5 Registered Member

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    build preferably
     
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    bigcountryk5 1/2 ton status

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    85mudblazin 1/2 ton status

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    mine are in my pics in my sig under the mods folder /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  6. folkenheath

    folkenheath Worthless Trash Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Hi, I Just noticed your post for the TH400/NP205 combo. I can't post in the tech section, so I thought I would write here for you. I don't mean to post in the wrong one, but I saw thought I and I thought I should help with this info. I did the same swap, I had a 700R4/NP208 in my '83, I installed a TH400/NP205 from a '78, and it bolted right up! The crossmember was in exactly the same position and everything. The stock shifter will work fine for the trans, but you will need a shifter from the NP205 for the t-case, it bolts right to the adaptor, it comletely different than the NP208 shifter. You will also need to run a manifold vacuum line to the modulator on the trans, and install an electric kick-down switch on the throttle pedal under the dash. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. Emmettology 101

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    Are you looking for more or less the bolt on style that will prevent dents to your stock panels???? Thats what I think when i hear "rocker protection".. I think the best route to go is with the "tRusty style" rock sliders. But they require cutting out your factory rockers. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  8. DPI

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Are you looking for more or less the bolt on style that will prevent dents to your stock panels???? Thats what I think when i hear "rocker protection".. I think the best route to go is with the "tRusty style" rock sliders. But they require cutting out your factory rockers.

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    I wouldn't call cutting out your factory rockers "rocker protection". /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  9. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    I wouldn't call cutting out your factory rockers "rocker protection". /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    It is if you put them on a shelf in the garage where they'll be safe. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  10. Emmettology 101

    Emmettology 101 3/4 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
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    Are you looking for more or less the bolt on style that will prevent dents to your stock panels???? Thats what I think when i hear "rocker protection".. I think the best route to go is with the "tRusty style" rock sliders. But they require cutting out your factory rockers.

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    I wouldn't call cutting out your factory rockers "rocker protection". /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

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    True.. Thats what I figured, but thoguth I would present that option too. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  11. Ryan B.

    Ryan B. 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    don't play in the rocks. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif





    I got some 3x2 .188" wall and capped the ends.. cut my rockes and fenders up 2" and 3" in... then welded that sucker in there. ..pics coming soon...
     
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    don't play in the rocks. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif





    I got some 3x2 .188" wall and capped the ends.. cut my rockes and fenders up 2" and 3" in... then welded that sucker in there. ..pics coming soon...

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    That would be "tRusty style"... /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  13. steve_kibbe

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    here ya go
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    These attach to the frame, body mounts and lower lip of the rocker /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    PM me if you need any details
     
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    Got any pics of the mounts?

    What happens when the body flexes?

    btw, here's a pic of a set of mine.


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  15. aj's tonka truck

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    Who makes these? I would like some for my Jimmy.[ QUOTE ]
    Got any pics of the mounts?

    What happens when the body flexes?

    btw, here's a pic of a set of mine.


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    Cut a notch in the body about 6 inches up on the body, just up above the lower door hinges. Then insert a 2 by 4 chunk of metal and weld it up so you lose about 6inches of rocker and it is as strong as the body.
     
  18. Sam 10b

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    Where in west Texas are you located cause im in Lubbock so we should wheel and what not.
     
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    How do you attach to the body and the frame and not tear the body apart when ti flexes?
     
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    This is what I plan on doing. Just making new rocker panels... but, much stronger!:cool1:
     

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