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Unread 11-14-2003, 07:58 AM   #1
Tyler Dirden
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DIY rockers

Ok, I have the steel, sized, cut, and ready to go on the Jeep.


I want to make the head of the bolt flush with the rock rail. I'm thinking of using flat head socket screws 8-32 x 1/2 and some bolt to be named later.

Will these be strong enough (i'm planning to use 6 or 8 on the body and a few more on the under-side of the Jeep, along with one or two mounted directly to the frame mounts)

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Unread 11-14-2003, 09:10 AM   #2
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Really need to post some pics.

I think I understand what you are saying, and I think it should work. I would add more bolts if you are counter sinking the heads, as that usually means each is holding on with less material.
IMO, I wouldnt put any on the underside, as they wont help much and would just be more work.
The 3 body mounts are perfect for mounting to. Be sure that you dont connect the rockers directly to the frame, but btwn the tub and the rubber isolaters.
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Unread 11-14-2003, 09:18 AM   #3
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Excellent tips. Thanks.

I also realized that #8 screws are gonna be pretty small... Too small. I'm going to try to get 5/16-18 button head or 1/4-20 if I go for flat head.

These rails are gonna have a step on them eventually, so maybe I don't even need the flathead (and the added work of countersinking them). Hmmm.
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Unread 11-14-2003, 01:20 PM   #4
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I wouldnt. All of the contact should be on the bottom of the rocker. Any added work that does not give added protection, then I wouldnt do it, IMO. Just run 8 or 10 3/8" bolts in the side, and call it done....
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Unread 11-17-2003, 04:46 PM   #5
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I would think 8/32 would be vastly undersized. All the rocker guards I have seen are 1/4 or 5/16 bolts...
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