Got a chance to do some work. I'm at a crossroads and need advice.
This is the bad side cut back.
Now I have the replacement rocker panels and would need a 'L' bracket to be welded behind it to replace the missing metal.
I could do more like what biggoofy did (I think), push it up tight and and close to the floor.
I really like the uptight look, better clearance and lifted look. My thought was, it could be up too high, and now if I go over a fallen log instead of the rails sliding on the log, my exhaust will hit be the lowest point and take increased damage on the trails.
Here are both shots underneath showing sliders in both positions. Do you see a problem with going up tight? Notice the exposed exhaust, possibly more hard to see with the jack in the way. Skid plates are not out of the question if thats the best way to run it.