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post #1 of 11 Old 05-07-2014, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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Custom rock rails from 2x6 box steel?

I remember seeing a build where 2x6 or similar steel box was used, partly as a unibody stiffener and mostly as rock protection.

I'd like to do something similar, but for the life of me can not find the thread. Does anyone remember this thread?

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post #2 of 11 Old 05-07-2014, 09:27 PM
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There are dozens. Search here and on Google for something like "cherokee box steel rockers"

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I remember seeing a build where 2x6 or similar steel box was used, partly as a unibody stiffener and mostly as rock protection.

I'd like to do something similar, but for the life of me can not find the thread. Does anyone remember this thread?

Thanks.
Wait a minute.........that thread? Are you sure it wasn't the other one?

























what Tru2Chevy posted

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Wait a minute.........that thread? Are you sure it wasn't the other one?
It might have been the other one, or even that other other one?


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There are dozens. Search here and on Google for something like "cherokee box steel rockers"

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Thanks, using rockers in the search instead of rock rails brought up much more relevant info.


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That's actually the one I had in mind, although I thought it was on here.
It should help with the strength of the body too right?

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Tied into the pinch welds like that one is should do some serious stiffening. Especially if tied into the frame rails properly.


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I actually like how you did yours better since it raises the rockers are good bit though you had to trim your doors down after right?


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Yes - bottom of the doors are trimmed.

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I followed this one using 2x2 1/8" angle, about 55" of it. 2x6 3/16" 60" of it. 1" wide 1/8 thick strap, about 50" of it. Very simple.

Now I'll be redoing it and I'll be using 2x4 3/16 in my new jeep with a side step.

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post #11 of 11 Old 05-12-2014, 12:26 PM
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Cut as high as you can, but based on the specs you have listed in your signature, the typical rocker replacement with 2x6 or 2x4 is most likely going to be the best option for you.

Any higher and you start getting into door/hing modifications which can get complicated pretty fast. Some links and pictures for your viewing pleasure.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/jeep-...s-sliders.html

My boatside thread:
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