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4bangertj 10-21-2007 11:11 PM

anyone make their own rocker guards?
 
ive got some pretty bad rust on the rocker of my tj. im goin to cut out the rust and weld in new but while i was at it ive been thinkin of makin my own rocker guards. has anyone done this? if so have any pointers and pics? any help would be appreciated

TeeJay 10-21-2007 11:13 PM

If you know how to weld you should bust into some angle Iron and go to town. Myself, I am useless with a welder, so I got the rubicon ones from the dealership.

4bangertj 10-21-2007 11:24 PM

i know how to weld but the BIG problem standin in my way i guess is i dont have a very good welder, its just an el cheapo from harbour frieght tools. i was more less curious on how to fasten it. i was thinkin just really heavy self tappers to go into the floor pan support?

GrnTJ 10-22-2007 01:22 AM

I made some for myself from 1/4" angle iron thats 4x4. Used a cutting torch and cut one entire length down to 2" (bottom side) to clearence bolts. I drilled about 16 holes I think it was all down the rocker. Matched up and drilled the angle iron. Then bolted it all up with 3/4" and 1/2" bolts. Im going to weld a side step on to them later but for now Ive got some very solid protection. I'll get you pics this weekend.

NalinMFG 10-22-2007 01:21 PM

i have some iron laying around my garage and was thinking about doing the same thing. this may be a dumb question, but how do you go about(what kind of bit) getting counter sunk holes:doh:? for that matter where can you get stainless steel countersunk hardware? i know alot of the companies use them but i can find em anywhere?! i think im guna go to jeeptubes.com and get their prebent steps so make my life a little easier as well. thanks

kg4kpg 10-22-2007 03:23 PM

When in doubt, Fastenal. http://www.fastenal.com/web/home.ex You may have one local. I have one down the street, they have every bolt and nut you can think of.

NalinMFG 10-22-2007 11:55 PM

thank you...now ill just browse through the 14,000 bolts that i have no idea which one it is lol.

kg4kpg 10-23-2007 08:42 AM

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Originally Posted by tigertrack1600m (Post 151686)
thank you...now ill just browse through the 14,000 bolts that i have no idea which one it is lol.

I'm lucky, I have one just a block up the street from the house. If I can get in there this week I'll see what they have and get you some stock numbers.

NalinMFG 10-23-2007 11:19 PM

thank you very much, id appreciate that next time you stop in (dont make a special trip on my behalf) this will be a nice winter project for me and im just ironing out the details. thanks again!:wavey:

RIPBiker13 10-23-2007 11:46 PM

I made my own front bumper, and rocker guards are next on my list. I was thinking about using something like 5" angle iron 1/4in thick. And adding some bars to it as well. I know that's a simple description, but I'm not sure what all to say about them.


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