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Old 08-22-2013, 09:17 AM
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Well my rockers were starting to get really rusty and in some spots there were holes. I looked for allot of solutions but i really like the 2x6 steel welded in. I got 10 feet of 2x6 1/8th wall steel tubing to start.

I did it a little different from others that carry the slider all the way to the front through the front fender but i got plans for new flares so i didnt want to have to cut new flares.

But the sliders are 56" long which is almost the whole rocker with just a little metal left to weld to.

I cut out caps to weld to the end of the tubing and grinded it down and proceeded to cut the old rocker and mock in the new rocker and this is where i currently stand on this project
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:45 AM
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I like the looks of that, different.
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once i get both sides welded in i an gonna bed line from the seam in the door down to the the pinch weld
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Looking good brother! Keep the pics coming!
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Looks good but why did you choose to stop there.

I went all the way past the flares.
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I approve this mod!
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More pics!!
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Old 08-22-2013, 11:22 AM
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Under coated everything underneath for the hell of it and the reason I stopped before the flare is because I plan on putting bigger flares and didn't want to have to alter the flare or rocker to make them fit
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And why 1/8"?
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Well I don't encounter much rocks so I didn't need a crazy amount of strength so I went with 1/8 inch to save some weight and little easier to weld
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Well I don't encounter much rocks so I didn't need a crazy amount of strength so I went with 1/8 inch to save some weight and little easier to weld
Soooo, why did you do this?
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Originally Posted by XJRaider View Post
Under coated everything underneath for the hell of it and the reason I stopped before the flare is because I plan on putting bigger flares and didn't want to have to alter the flare or rocker to make them fit
Should've waited.
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I know in some spots I am gonna have to grind it away to prep for welding but the areas inside the rockers won't be accessible once I mock up for last time
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Any other reinforcement running to the unibody?
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Well stronger than normal rockers and I usually hit trees before rocks and I don't smash into them
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