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Old 03-23-2011, 09:54 AM   #1
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Rusty floor and rockers

When I bought my jeep I knew the rockers and the floor pans from the frame rail out were bad. Now the weather's getting decent and wanna fix them. What's the best way? I found replacement rockers but they only come half way back the door not the full length (wheel well to wheel well) also my floors really anen't bad just the first 8 inches from the outside in. It it worth replacing the whole floor pan with a new or just fabricating a new piece out of sheet metal?

Any ideas for the rockers though I'm confused on why they are just half.
Any input is greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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I vote sheet metal. Had to do this last spring (think what I used was 1/8"), and it came out great. Painted the underside good to prevent new rust. I used the spray can undercoat from the local auto parts store. It's the cheap stuff (about $8/can), but so far, so good. Good luck.

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Old 03-23-2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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I found a guy that cut and riveted diamond plating on two of my jeep's rockers. I am not a diamond plate fan, but it did the job. In fact, I am going to prep and coat the diamond plating with a bedliner spray on product when I do my Jeep tub next month. Just make sure you sand the rust areas down and use a rust stopper product or rustoleum spray product before you do anything.
As far as the floor pan, just cut the bad area out and have someone weld in a piece of metal. I am in the process of having a guy cut out about 8-10" around my driver side floor pan (mostly by the drain hole. Seems the previous owner let water stand for long periods of time without draining it.). He is charging me $80. He has done several Jeep and recommended this fix instead of buying a $80 replacement pan and welding the entire thing in from the seams (which would have totaled $150-175).
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:18 PM   #4
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Thanks for your input, It's been pouring rain here lately and with no garage it's tough. I'm hoping friday to pull up all the carpets and see how bad i really is!
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Old 03-24-2011, 02:44 PM   #5
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I just bought a YJ with a ton of rot on the inside/outside of the tub. I cut, formed and replaced (welded). I used 16 ga. steel for most of the areas. I made sure to use a rust preventing paint and then used underbody spray for the underbody (go figure!) and I am using (as of today) the new Duplicolor Bed Armor. I took very detailed step by step photos of every thing I did, during the whole process!! I will be posting them very soon (this weekend). I hope that the write up will help people as much as everyone on this forum has helped me with everything else.
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