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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-28-2002, 03:23 PM
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cheap rocker panel options

any ideas/pics
when i say cheap, i mean next to nothin'
i'm broke, but i need 'em

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Re: cheap rocker panel options

Not sure what you are after, but: Sheet metal pop rivoted looks clean for repairing rusty panels. Angle iron bolted to the bottom edge makes for a nice edge and is cheap and strong. No welding required. Hacksaw, aircraft snips and pop rivot tools.

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Re: cheap rocker panel options

If you do the angle iron thing you should either put Herculiner on the body first or seal up around the angle iron with silicone to prevent moisture from getting behind the angle iron and rusting the area.Also some of the guys here put POR paint on first because in stops rust.

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Re: cheap rocker panel options

Angle iron is probably the cheapest, and works the best..
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Re: cheap rocker panel options

I second the angle iron.

Bob, are the holes in your rocker guards countersunk?
I'm currently using round head allen bolts, but I got the wrong kind and they are rusting. I like the idea of having them stick out as little as possible.

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Re: cheap rocker panel options

Just paint the bolts, I'm using button head allens, I just painted them.

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Re: cheap rocker panel options

I made some out of 3x3x1/4 angle iron and welded three mounts on them out of the same material and bolted them to the body mount outriggers. They are extremely strong and cost about $22. I have some bad pics of them, if you want I can scan them in.

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Re: cheap rocker panel options

Although I haven't made them yet, I was going to use square tubing (2 x 4) sticking out from the body so it would act as a step. It would have to be tied to the frame or put angle on top and bolt that on.

I have diamondplate sides and angle iron would leave lots of voids to catch mud, which is the last thing i need.

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Re: cheap rocker panel options

Yes, I countersunk the heads of my fasteners. I used some black allenhead bolts that were readily available in most hardware stores.
I prefer the smooth look!!


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