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post #1 of 13 Old 05-30-2017, 07:18 AM Thread Starter
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For anyone who has cut their rusted rockers

So I attached some pictures.... basically my question is, I left a piece in place that I also feel the need to remove. There is a bracket behind it though it doesn't seem structural to the body. I just wanted to make sure before cutting it out as well.

Always best to ask those that have done it. Can/ Should I remove this piece....?

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post #2 of 13 Old 05-30-2017, 08:26 AM
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That looks nice. Any before pics?

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Here's a before..... i cut just below the plastic door sills so that i could keep them. I am going to bed spray the newly exposed sheet metal. Gained about 4 inches or so of the illusion of ground clearance. But it also removes a huge chunk of obstruction in the front where the 33`s would occasionally rub
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That's a killer mod. Just use a grinder?

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That's a killer mod. Just use a grinder?
Wasn't a mod per say. I am looking to sell the ZJ and the rust/ rot seems to be a huge turn off. People tend to weld in replacements or custom make some sliders. I am going to leave that up to the next owner

But i am surprised on how good it came out. I am a technician for Audi. So i have a 3 inch, 4.5 inch cutting tools as well as an air saw. Any would reallly work but i believe the air saw works the best, it as easier to get straighter lines that way.
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Just cut it off, to the same height where the top of the box steel rocker will or should be. Make damn sure to tell the next owner the Jeep is NOT driveable like that and needs the box steel rockers welded in

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Just cut it off, to the same height where the top of the box steel rocker will or should be. Make damn sure to tell the next owner the Jeep is NOT driveable like that and needs the box steel rockers welded in
I just saw ur write up. Why would you say it's not safe to drive....?

None of it is structural to the unibody. The rockers are more like a cosmetic extension of the body. I didn't cut any frame pieces or the actual cab / body of the ZJ.

If I was keeping it I would definitely weld in some sliders. But the cost to fab would not boost my sale price enough
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the rockers tie the a, b, and c pillars together.

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I just saw ur write up. Why would you say it's not safe to drive....?

None of it is structural to the unibody. The rockers are more like a cosmetic extension of the body. I didn't cut any frame pieces or the actual cab / body of the ZJ.
Rockers on a uniframe/ unibody vehicle often are a structural member, not just a cosmetic extension. Just like they are structural on ie. ZJs. They provide the tie-in for the a-,b- and c-pillars, and also add structural rigidity and torsional stiffness to the unibody, door sills and floor pan.

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Also, at least in some US states which require regular vehicle inspections for Safety, lack of Rockers or severely rusted rockers will usually mean an instant fail on the safety check.

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Shiiiiiiiiiiiit..... well looks like I will be welding in some sliders. I'm in CT we don't have Inspection any more. Thanks for the heads
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You're lucky. Mass forces me to still do Safety Inspections every year. At least I'm exempt from Emissions.

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Also, at least in some US states which require regular vehicle inspections for Safety, lack of Rockers or severely rusted rockers will usually mean an instant fail on the safety check.
Same thing here. If the inspection officer can poke a hole through the rocker or notices severely rusty areas, rocker needs to be replaced, or all rusty areas cut off and replaced with steel at least as strong as original.
We have safety inspection checks every year, except for new vehicles that are expempt from the check for the first three years.

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