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Unread 09-11-2013, 06:30 PM   #1
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Rocker Rust Repair Quesitons

Hey everyone,

was looking at the WJ today and noticed some rust coming on. Now I know its not as bad as some on here but it still bothers me. As far as fixing it, I'm pretty set on cutting the old out and welding in my own sliders.

That leads me to my questions, can i see some pics of what everyone has done to theirs and if anyone has a good "how-to" or write up could you post a link?

first pic is front passenger side

second pic is of rear passenger side

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Unread 09-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #2
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Check out this repair, This is the best rocker repair I have seen.
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f310/...-weld-1460733/
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Unread 09-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #3
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timO thank you for the link.

I have been doing tons of research on here and think im going to do something similar to infernored's sliders (pics below). However i would like to know what to expect after cutting out my rockers. whats behind them? things to look out for etc.. Pics would be a great help. Anyone with input I am all ears.
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Unread 09-16-2013, 08:56 PM   #4
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I have seen infernored's slider/rocker set up in person, and it is a solid looking and feeling piece. I plan on doing the same thing as he has done. He warned me to beware of the foam that is behind the rockers, it can flame up when cutting the old metal out. That's the best I can give you for what I know is behind them.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 07:38 AM   #5
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I have seen infernored's slider/rocker set up in person, and it is a solid looking and feeling piece. I plan on doing the same thing as he has done. He warned me to beware of the foam that is behind the rockers, it can flame up when cutting the old metal out. That's the best I can give you for what I know is behind them.
Thank you i'll keep that in mind.
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Unread 09-17-2013, 07:43 AM   #6
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One question I am having a hard time finding info on is, after I Cut the inner and outer rocker panel off (yes I need to completly remove it to get all the rust) should I tack in some sheet metal to cover the opening then put my slider in place. Or just chop it out and weld in my slider. I can't seem to find any pics of teh process, mostly just before and after pics.

Im lookng to tackle this in the next couple weeks (before it gets cold) so i need all the info I can get. I dont like starting jobs not have any clue what to expect, have never done something like this before.
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