Well its been awhile since i have updated. Put the jeep in the garage and its been slow go, just hard to find time.
After some thought i decided to go with boatside rockers. One of my clients is an aerospace sheet metal shop and they where able to make me a set of boatside rocker. I had them make me a thinner mock-up set so i can check the fitment and make any adjustments. Once mocked up i will cut and bend up a 3/16 set. That being said it was time to start trimming the rockers. Sadly the amount we had to trim did not cover all the rust spots so i need to do a bit of patch work. I want to try to keep the JEEP stamp but depends how much rust there is and if i can trim out around it for the patch.
I have a 2 inch top lip on the boatside rockers so i measured down from just below the door sill and we ran a line of tape to use a cutting guide. It removes 4-1/4" from the bottom of the rocker.
Then it was just time to cut the sheet metal and pry if from the tub. It had alot of rust so actually came off pretty easy. Use the air chisel to get through a few rivits along the way.