Rusty Rocker Replacement - how to w/pics

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  1. SHORANGERBIRD

    SHORANGERBIRD Restorer of SHO

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    -great job Blu!:salute: i looked for 2-3 weeks before i found these. did a wanted ad, searched j/y's, etc. the ones from Ford retailed at $111 and cost is like $60. and i said for a strip of sheetmetal that will rust and fall apart again??? no thanks. searched thru tin, metal plates. various shapes, forms, and sizes. found this. bought 1, to test and match...had the same angle as the original strip, just a little thicker. matched my holes, popped it on and works just as good as original, never will rust and is waaaaaaay cheaper. works for me!;)
     
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    Not yet, although I will at some point. I managed to get the cladding on, and got it to stay put with the plastic expanding retainer and 1 sheetmetal screw.
     
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    I was thinking DIN rail but I have not looked closely enough to see what style might work or not.

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    I wouldn't even bother with that stuff when you can get the carpet trim. It only cost $20US for two 6' lengths @ Home Depot. Actually, I'm taking a break (its near 100*F here this afternoon) from installing the skirt right now and I can tell you the carpet trim holds the skirt perfectly! Don't mess around with that DIN junk........ do it right the first time. :thumb:
     
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    Well guys and gals....... this is it, the finale. I got the retainer riveted to the rocker and the skirt is installed! Overall I think it came out pretty good. Here are the pics.......

    Installing the retainer.
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    Skirt installed.
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    looks soooo good!
    very nice job.:thumb:
     
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    that looks awsome i'm about to tackle this job myself so thanks for the how to guide:hail:
     
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    Your welcome:wave:

    If you have any questions let me know. Cheers!
     
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    What kind of welder did you use? Brand/model
     
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    Wow.. This looks amazing.. Where did you get the new retainer and what reference did you use for riveting it in the correct place?
     
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    Can't you order the origonal rocker stamps online I'm pretty sure you can I found a website that has. The only for the first gen but its the same dam thing
     
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    ^ Rustrepair.com

    That came out great.
    I don't have the fabricating skills you do though so I probably will order my pieces through rust repair. $55 for a rocker and $127 for the dog leg
     
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    I found this thred very interesting! I need to do my rockers as well!
     
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    i vote this to be sticky
     
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    I second that!
     
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    Like i stated before. that stuff from rust repair is really great quality..
     
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    Thank you, SHO Blu for putting this up. :)
     
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    Excellent work! Props to you! Love that carpet retainer idea! nothing will work better than that! O'boy that idea of yours solved my problem trying to fabricate 6' long sheet metal into brake whilst only 36" length!:salute:
     
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    Why isn't this in the How-To section?
     
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    What is the "dog leg"?
     

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