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Old 12-17-2013, 12:58 PM
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well I searched and didn't really find a set of rockers tied in exactly the way I wanted. so I guess I'll just start hacking up my rockers and post pics as I go
I want to raise the 2x6 rockers into the doors so I can have some ultra fancy high clearance armor

I've already cut the driver side I'll post pics soon
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Are you going to trim the bottom of the doors? There was a guy over on naxja that did that iirc
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yeah I already trimmed the doors. theres one guy on here who did it as well buy he didnt tie to the frame
if you have any link post them here so I have something to reference. I'll still post my fabrication
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I'm not at a place where I can post pics right now but here is a link to my build on Pirate from a few years ago. It's exactly what you are talking about. They are 2x6 and are tied to the frame in 4 places on each side by 2x2. There are a lot of pics in the build thread. I've since doved and tubed the front and put it on coilovers. I have a tread on that too.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...-new-cage.html

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I'm not at a place where I can post pics right now but here is a link to my build on Pirate from a few years ago. It's exactly what you are talking about. They are 2x6 and are tied to the frame in 4 places on each side by 2x2. There are a lot of pics in the build thread. I've since doved and tubed the front and put it on coilovers. I have a tread on that too.
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...-new-cage.html
I've checked out your threads a lot. I guess I will end up doing mine like yours. I wanted to keep the factory seatbelt mounts and I still have a B pillar to mess with but oh well it's a rock crawler. thanks for the ideas
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did some cutting and figured it out

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had to cut out a piece near the front fender to get the 2x6 to fit the way I wanted

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got the 2x6 welded on. I hate sheet metal welding -_- but it's on there



this whole thing ended up being more straight forward than I thought. so this I guess this wont be a very writeuppy thread. but if you have any questions feel free

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nice and level

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at least the doors cover the welds

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I'm happy enough. stay tuned for frame tie-ins

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That's sick! That's almost exactly how I've been planning to do mine. Except I was going to weld a piece of flat iron to the door sill, and then weld the 2x6 to that with a piece of angle iron on the inside rocker. Did you weld anything up on the underside?
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That's sick! That's almost exactly how I've been planning to do mine. Except I was going to weld a piece of flat iron to the door sill, and then weld the 2x6 to that with a piece of angle iron on the inside rocker. Did you weld anything up on the underside?
thank you! no I opted against welding any more. save myself the torture of trying to stitch up more sheet metal. 2x3 3/16" thick frame tie-ins will suffice plenty

and possibly boatsides. we'll see
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So how sturdy is it now being just welded to the door sill, and did you cut the pinch seam?

Sorry for all the questions haha
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which pinch seem theres like 7 haha. yeah I cut through a couple. a mistake I wont make when I do the other side. if you're talking about the rear fender well, yes that will get cut out later

it's actually pretty sturdy just the way it is, since it's tied directly into the B pillar as well. but bash it on a couple rocks and I'm sure the sheet metal will buckle. just like it did on my last jeep
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Looks like it sticks out further than mine by a hair. I didn't trim back the floor sheet metal as much so my doors don't cover up my welds

Looks nice though. You have a good little start with this Jeep.
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Looks good.

Next time refrain from writing your personal thoughts on the rockers!
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did you tack weld the front fenders or how are they secured?
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