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Old 05-27-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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My jeeps rocker panels are rusted pretty bad and probably going to replace them how hard is it to do?pictures would help
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i would cut them out and use some 2x3 with at least 1/8th wall tubing to replace them and build off that in to some sliders. sorry i don't have any pics but if you do a internet search you will find what i am talking about
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i would cut them out and use some 2x3 with at least 1/8th wall tubing to replace them and build off that in to some sliders. sorry i don't have any pics but if you do a internet search you will find what i am talking about
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they did it to the trucks cheap Cherokee if you watch that show looked simple and very functional for wheeling and pretty much stock
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I am doing mine right now.

mine were completely rusted and half of the rocker panels were gone. I bough some new one for about 40$ each.

for the install its not that bad, but does take some time to do. I have one side done took about 3-4 hours. Now that I know how to approach it, the next one should take about 2 hours. I had to remove the rear door to fit the rocker pannel and mig weld the rocker pannel in place

We had to trim the rocker pannel so its fits properly. Then grind the metal, weld the rocker pannel on top. Hard because metal is not thick, burnt through a couple times, but managed to get it done. At the bottom we used pop-rivets. The metal was eaten away real bad and there was no way we could weld the new ones on there. Its looks very good. You could rivet the whole thing it would work. It is defenitly doable at home if you have spare time !

I will be doing the other side tonight and painting over the weekend. Hopefully everything will go well
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heres i pic of my rust monster. i had the same problem. i used 2x4 steel tube and 1 1/2 x 1/8 plate to tie it into the frame.

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i'm a fan of the 2x6 welded in place



i should probably cap those ends one of these days....
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'Jist bought complete below-doors panels from JC Whitney, 2, shipped, about $80 total. They look pretty good but...

...ain't done any bodywork in decades.
How to prep the steel for primer and paint?

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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