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Old 02-12-2017, 07:22 PM   #1
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rocker repair

Just curious if anyone in NJ will change my rockers.
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Old 02-20-2017, 06:45 PM   #2
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Re: rocker repair

It's a lot of work. Have you been to any local shops yet? Up in northern NJ "restoration" shops will do it at a labor rate of over 100 bucks an hour.

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Old 02-20-2017, 10:36 PM   #3
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Re: rocker repair

I was told $1500-1800 for both sides, primered
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:21 AM   #4
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Thanks, i was just curious about the pricing if anyone had it professional done. i think it is a little out of my price range, so i will attempt to do it my self. I am pretty confident with all the information on the web on replacing them, that i can do it. if it cost only like 500 to have it done would of been alot easier to pay. lol
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:09 AM   #5
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I may do my own also, am nervous about doing it though...
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Old 02-26-2017, 01:27 PM   #6
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Just a word of caution, if you decide to do it yourself. Try to do a full mockup before welding everything. My front floor braces were still good so I used them as a base for setting the floor/rockers up and for some reason they ended up 1/4" narrower on both sides. So the doors hung out over the rockers. Needed a lot of work to get things flushed up.
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Old 02-26-2017, 04:54 PM   #7
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Thanks ill take any help that I can..luckily my floor and inner rockers are solid
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Old 03-04-2017, 11:28 PM   #8
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Re: rocker repair

Make sure before you weld the rocker in place to use a couple screws to hold it in place and hang the door and make sure it all lines up. If not make the adjustments then weld it.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:29 AM   #9
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Re: rocker repair

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I was told $1500-1800 for both sides, primered
That's crazy. After you've done a couple they can be done pretty quickly.

Both, probably less than a day unless they discover more damage underneath.
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Old 03-05-2017, 10:37 AM   #10
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From what I have been reading i think gmcpaul is the place to buy the parts
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:50 PM   #11
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Most likely there will be more to it once the outer rocker is off. Almost all are gonna need inners and possibly the floor section. If all that has damage it isn't out of the realm to need A and B pillar repair. That is what really eats up the shops time. as far as just outer rockers yeah. I'd do $500 for the pair into high build ready for paint but like said above if you have to replace a lot more once you get in there that is when it could get into cubic dollars. Good luck too bad your not closer.
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Old 03-22-2017, 05:40 AM   #12
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Re: rocker repair

Check Coopers restoration parts they have great pricing and quick shipment, I ordered a set of door skins on Sunday and they came yesterday
Good advice from the others though, test fit with doors in place and use a couple screws to hold them in place while you tack them into place. Also like said already expect more hidden problems once they are removed assuming you are replacing rust damage
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:00 AM   #13
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Re: rocker repair

Rockers aren't that bad if you get quality parts. If you get a set of bad ones - you will spend hours to have them line up and look right. Also, as mentioned, there is a high chance there is more rust behind them once you remove them.

There are plenty of how to videos on you tube and build threads on this site. If you don't have a welder - that might prevent you from getting this done cheap as well.
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Old 03-25-2017, 09:04 AM   #14
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I agree with everything you guys are saying. And i think ive come to the conclusion, due to spring and weather is changing i will leave alone for now and do in winter so i can take my time and do correctly instead of rushing.
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