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post #1 of 42 Old 10-05-2006, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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Rocker protection

Someone was asking on another thread about using angle iron for rocker protection. This is what I did and again I stole it from someone else. I got two peices of angle iron. They run from front wheel well to back wheel well. 4x5, 1/4" thick. I had steps on my YJ so I just took them off and marked the holes on the angle iron, drilled, painted and bolted them up. I used stainless steel bolts and did put silicone down before bolting them up. They have worked really well. This is what they look like.


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post #2 of 42 Old 10-05-2006, 07:57 PM
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Where can you buy angle iron? Home Depot?

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post #3 of 42 Old 10-05-2006, 09:11 PM
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great metal suppliers

http://www.onlinemetals.com

http://www.metalmart.com

http://www.metalsdepot.com

All are great on shipping and prices. They will even custom cut anything for cheap.
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We actually have a hardware store that also has a raw metal house. Check the phone book. I doubt that Home depot would have steel that would be big enough.

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Can you post some close ups for us?
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post #6 of 42 Old 11-24-2006, 07:29 PM
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Where can you buy angle iron? Home Depot?
Look in the phone book under metal. Most places will cut to length.
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post #7 of 42 Old 11-26-2006, 09:21 PM
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They run from front wheel well to back wheel well.
Do they actually go all the way from wheel well to wheel well, or do they stop where the flares start? If they do go underneath the flares, how did that work? Did you just sandwich the steel in there?

BTW, they look great!

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post #8 of 42 Old 12-16-2006, 05:32 AM
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I'd love to see some close ups of that. Sounds like a great cheaper alternative to buying $300 rocker guards.

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post #9 of 42 Old 12-21-2006, 06:09 PM
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4" x 5' on this or 4' x 5"?? thanx

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Can you post some close ups for us?

please!
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Not his but mine, which was partly modeled after his.







What he meant by 4x5 is that the angle iron is 5" tall, and 4" wrapped under the body, not the length.

Mine is 1/4" thick too, probably way overkill, 3/16" is plenty. I only wrapped it under body for 1.5" and from flare to flare because for what I do I don't need that much, so might as well save some weight. the beauty of this is that if I ever need better protection, all I need is to buy some new iron, drill holes and bolt on.
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Ok, now time to hit up the scrappers for some angle iron for cheap on the YJ. Mabey might even go 5.5 up then just because I have a nice lil rust spot that will need protecting.

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Not his but mine, which was partly modeled after his.







What he meant by 4x5 is that the angle iron is 5" tall, and 4" wrapped under the body, not the length.

Mine is 1/4" thick too, probably way overkill, 3/16" is plenty. I only wrapped it under body for 1.5" and from flare to flare because for what I do I don't need that much, so might as well save some weight. the beauty of this is that if I ever need better protection, all I need is to buy some new iron, drill holes and bolt on.
looks nice and i like the hardware selection..got to get rid of those steps now though!

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looks nice and i like the hardware selection..got to get rid of those steps now though!

Hehe I actually just put them back on a couple of days ago, not all my passengers are 6' like me.
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