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New Rockers or Tube?
« on: Jun 23, 2007, 02:40:01 PM »
I need some new rockers on my 82 since the ones there are all rusted out.
New rockers are about $90 for both sides so I'm thinking about getting some rectangle tube to weld in place of the rockers. Nothing heavy duty, that's what sliders are for.

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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #1 on: Jun 23, 2007, 02:49:21 PM »
why not?
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #2 on: Jun 23, 2007, 02:51:14 PM »
cut out the rockers  and  replace  with some 3 inch pipe,  then you'll have "high clearance"  sliders  :eyebrow:
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2007, 02:56:29 PM »
cut out the rockers  and  replace  with some 3 inch pipe,  then you'll have "high clearance"  sliders  :eyebrow:

pics?
I don't really want the sliders to be attached to the sheet metal.
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 2007, 03:32:36 PM »
time to boatside
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2007, 03:50:34 PM »
time to boatside
x2 i was thinkng the same thing...hows your fab skills?
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2007, 04:46:57 PM »
There's really not much to boat side on a Toyota imo.
Prove me wrong if you got pics.
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #7 on: Jun 23, 2007, 07:49:36 PM »
There's really not much to boat side on a Toyota imo.
Prove me wrong if you got pics.
thATS WHY i was asking about teh fab skills lol. ive only seen a couple
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #8 on: Jun 23, 2007, 11:30:32 PM »
whats boatsiding?
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #9 on: Jun 24, 2007, 07:35:16 AM »
Angling the rockers for lack of a better explination.

I think square tube will be easier, got a pic at home.
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #10 on: Jun 24, 2007, 07:51:02 AM »
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #11 on: Jun 24, 2007, 08:20:47 AM »
Angling the rockers for lack of a better explination.

I think square tube will be easier, got a pic at home.


easier is one thing, functional and right is another, i would boatside it... ultimately its your truck, so do whatever you want to do... sometimes the best things in life arent always the easiest (ok, most times)
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #12 on: Jun 24, 2007, 09:02:59 PM »
Where did you find replacement rockers at?

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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #13 on: Jun 24, 2007, 09:18:12 PM »
ya, cut the rockers out and replace with some 2x2 or 2x3 .250 box tubing.

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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #14 on: Jun 24, 2007, 10:17:47 PM »
x2 i was thinkng the same thing...hows your fab skills?

this should answer that...   http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.php?t=106649&page=3

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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #15 on: Jun 25, 2007, 10:45:56 AM »
boat siding a toy would be a little hard. I keep thinking about it myself but the body mounts would have to be modified or else you'd have to just work around them. IF you aren't gonna boat side them I'd just cut them off and replace them with some 2"x3" tube
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #16 on: Jun 25, 2007, 11:17:01 AM »
2X4X.250


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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #17 on: Jun 25, 2007, 11:30:19 AM »
this should answer that...   http://www.yotatech.com/showthread.php?t=106649&page=3

MAN, just get another truck If it looks like that.

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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #18 on: Jun 25, 2007, 11:49:38 AM »
Just use square tubing to make new ones.

boatsiding is possible if you are willing to relocate your outside seat mounts. (not too hard)

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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #19 on: Jun 25, 2007, 04:14:32 PM »
MAN, just get another truck If it looks like that.

Try finding a good 82 Toyota in Onatrio, Canada. It's come a damned long way. Even has floors and 1 solid color of paint.
I'm going to go with the square tube because it's easist to do. I don't want to keep dragging this build out anymore.
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2008, 01:07:29 PM »
Old thread, but I thought I would add some pics of the boatside on my 83.




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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2008, 03:59:58 PM »
so boat siding is shortening the bottom of the door and building a reinforced rocker panel tha serves as a very close rock slider?
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2008, 05:29:12 PM »
Pretty much.
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Re: New Rockers or Tube?
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2008, 12:59:44 PM »
it seems like it could be a lot of work if you didn't know what you were doing but it is sweet looking and i would do it but ive got rock sliders and don't feel like tearing it up yet but it is sweet and i would do it

 
 
 
 
 

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