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post #1 of 9 Old 04-01-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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metal cloak rocker rails

Hey all...

Question...anyone here using metal cloaks rocker rails on their FIBERGLASS bodied CJ7?

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Hey all...

Question...anyone here using metal cloaks rocker rails on their FIBERGLASS bodied CJ7?

Thank you
Paul
Very interested to hear what others are doing for rocker protection on their glass bodies. I would like a rail as well, that my wife can use to step up on.

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I hear you on that....I am thinking to bolt onto the fiberglass as you would with a steel body, BUT also add a plate of steel (3/16"?) along the inside as backing for the nut. Basically sandwich the fiberglass rock between the steel plate and the rocker rail...
But would hate to spend $$ to find out my idea was wrong...so hoping someone can share their actual experiences and pictures as to what they did successfully.
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I've been thinking about this too. My idea was to bolt or weld to the frame somehow. If you bolt to the fiberglass body wouldn't it crack?

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, but it can't be any worse than what I've already been through.
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Maybe not with the reinforcement plate along the inside of the tub?
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I've been thinking about this too. My idea was to bolt or weld to the frame somehow. If you bolt to the fiberglass body wouldn't it crack?
I think that is why he posted the original question. I'm worried about rocker protection with a side rail as well, because If someone steps on that, it will have more leverage and possibly crack.

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post #9 of 9 Old 04-04-2013, 08:16 PM
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I really don't know much abouut your setup but I can't imagine being able to bolt anything to fiberglass and not have it crack. Yes you can put a plate reinforcement behind to help but that means it will just take a little longer to crack at the edge of the plate. Lots of leverage and weight when you stand on it.

I would bolt to the frame.

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