post #1 of Old 10-14-2009, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Rocker Panel Help!

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I have a 92 Jeep XJ, and I need to replace my rocker panels....Does anyone know where to get them CHEAP....ASIDE the hassle of a bone yard???

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post #2 of Old 10-16-2009, 11:46 PM
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I dont know how cheap you want to go with something like rockers on a unibody vehicle, since its a structural part. Try Keystone (LKQ) to get sections of unisides. Thats going to be your best bet. Its not too cheap though, especially after you install them. Lots of cutting welding and grinding.
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For the effort you are going to put in by replacing them, Look into 2" X 4" or 2" X 5" 3/16" wall tubing and just make rock sliders. Search XJ tech and here, have seen a few done in the past.


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post #4 of Old 10-17-2009, 09:48 PM
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For the effort you are going to put in by replacing them, Look into 2" X 4" or 2" X 5" 3/16" wall tubing and just make rock sliders. Search XJ tech and here, have seen a few done in the past.

Yeah go with that advise. Its the same amount of work, but you have STRONG rockers. It will be much cheaper too.
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post #5 of Old 10-27-2009, 07:29 PM
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I know this post was over a week ago but just in case the PO hasn't made a decision yet.. on my CJ (I went a little overkill), 3x3x1/4" steel L-stock. I would have went 3/16" but they didn't have it and I am impatient.

I drilled a bunch of holes in the body and bolted it up. I used tapered socket cap screws on the outside, big fat washers on the inside with a nylock nut.



It serves its purpose. I attached a few pics just for fun.

Oh I think I paid $50 for the metal.. by the time I was done with the paint, fasteners, primer.. all the other random crap that pops up, I think I was up to about $75-$80. Not bad. Lot more labor than I anticipated though. Well worth it.
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