You know the drill already. This is what I did this weekend. This is a super easy build. There is really no reason not to do this if you know how to weld and need some better rocker protection. Took maybe 6 hours from getting the metal at my house to having them welded in. Here are some pictures.
The reason I decided to do this in the first place. Landed hard on a rock last month and really did a number on my rocker.
First thing I did was cut a line 3 inches down on all 4 corners of the the metal.
Then chop off the ends like so...
Then take some plate to close off the ends.
That leaves you with the sliders
Overall length on the top side if 64". I made my cut 3 inches down for the angle on the slider on each corner so the bottom side total length is 58".
Then take your die grinder and cut the rocker out. This is how bad my rockers looked once I got them out.
Push into place. I had to use a sledge hammer on the sides to get it to slide in under the pinch seam like it should.
Here is one side welded along the seam all the way across. Not hard but you do have to take your time and make sure you get the thick stuff good and warm before trying to weld it to the thin body.
Easier if you can take your doors off too. Some of the seam might be tricky to get to.
And here are a couple finished pictures. Hit them with $.97 black spray paint from home depot and called it good. I figure once they get scratched up I can spend another $1 and make them look as good as new again. I still have to tie them into my roll cage mounts but my GF was tired of being in the garage so I will get that part added later this week and post a picture or of that once its done.