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Unread 12-29-2015, 11:06 PM   #1
1n5ane
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Rocker panel/floor rust problems

It started about 2 years ago as a small paint bubble on the exterior of the rocker panel, about 3 inches below the door. Several months later, the paint also started bubbling on passenger side rocker panel in the same spot. I always figured it was just typical jeep rust, never paid much attention to it. As of now, it's grown to a 1" dia spot on each side.

Earlier this week, I had all the carpet out to do a quick inspection in preparation to bedliner the tub. I noticed that right were the rust spots were, there was a 4" line of rust running along the seam where the floor meets the rocker. On the driver side, there looks to be a 1/8" gap between the rocker and floor and it almost seems like the rocker and floor have separated slightly.

I haven't had time to remove all the seam sealer to get a better look but this is starting to worry me a bit. Does anyone have any suggestions/experience dealing with this sort of thing?

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Unread 12-30-2015, 07:56 PM   #2
vbohannon64
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Wire wheel it all down and tack weld the metal back together. Then apply a rust coating to that. Then bedliner over it. May help if you could post a few pics of the area as well.
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