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Offline Turbotim2

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Rocker panels
« on: July 26, 2020, 06:56:40 AM »
What are you guys using to replace the rocker panels?

Offline Canoe

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Re: Rocker panels
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 09:39:01 AM »
An extreme solution:
  • Cut out the lower outer curve of the rockers and the inner vertical and replace the length with 1/8" steel bar welded at right-angle that has braces to support/enforce the right-angle.
  • Leaves the top of the rocker intact (welded in under it), so it can't change any spacing between pillars, etc..
  • You can leave enough of the outer metal curve at the top to attach the plastic "rocker" for cosmetics (but for that old '81 I just painted it black like the plastic "rocker" that was deleted).
  • (Side effect is it tightens up the flex of the body, for amazing steering.)

Online vangremlin

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Re: Rocker panels
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 07:07:47 PM »
Rocker panels for the Kammback and SX/4 are available on eBay, search "AMC Gremlin rocker panels."  Some folks have thought about putting two of them together for use on the bigger Eagles but I have not heard if anyone was successful doing that. 

Good luck!
1981 Kammback 258 - "Pepe"
1980 Coupe 258 - "Ginger
1972 Gremlin X 304
1978 Gremlin 4 cyl 121 - sold
1964 TBird 390 - sold

 

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