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Old 05-19-2009
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Anyway to fix smashed in rocker panels?

Both rocker panels on my '00 ranger are smashed in, bad.

What would you suggest?
They arent removable, are they? :/
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Hammer? Idk lol, check the local junkyards for replacment panels.

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Rocker panels on the cab: cut out old, weld/glass/bond in new aftermarket replacements. Only real way to fix them right.
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Pictures cause we all are pic ****** and to see the damage.
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Fx4wannabe01, yeah...thats what I was thinking but I was just curious if there was an easier quicker way. oh well. I knew this thing was going to be a long project when I bought it.

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I think you've got more issues than just the rocker panels...


how is that driver rear cab mount feelin?
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yeah, thats for sure.

dunno, haven't driven it much since I got it since it needs so much work. dont wanna break anything else. :P

i dont think its the cab mount though, i think the bed is just bent upwards a bit. you could be right though, i'll check it out when it stops pouring out.
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I cant say I have ever seen rockers on a Ranger that bad...
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wow that truck has major issues... time for the frame jig



Look at this pic how the cab and bed meet at a V instead of straight and the bed is kicked out...



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may just be the pic but it looks like to me that the torson bar cover is bent too. +1 on geting it on the frame jig
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hey bro.. we need to meet up soon.. i can try to help you with alot of your problems!! plus i wanna get a good look at your truck
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wow...talk about pancaked rockers.

You gotta cut those out and order some new ones from certifit or whoever carries OEM replacement panels.
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I say just cut them off then build some sliders outta some rectangular tubing and mount them so they sit where the rocker panels used to be, that way you wont have this problem in the future. I saw it done over on TRS and it looked pretty slick!
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What places have frame jigs?

Carl, I'd be down to meet up but my truck is sitting for the next two weeks due to a loud clunking sound coming from the driveline. Gotta save up some money to get it all sorted out.

Kyle, yeah...thats a damn good idea. To hell with replacing the panels. I'll just cut them off and build some sliders to take their place. :D
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I would build built in sliders. It would be much easier and a lot stronger. You wouldn't have to worry about smashing them.
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What places have frame jigs?

Carl, I'd be down to meet up but my truck is sitting for the next two weeks due to a loud clunking sound coming from the driveline. Gotta save up some money to get it all sorted out.

Kyle, yeah...thats a damn good idea. To hell with replacing the panels. I'll just cut them off and build some sliders to take their place. :D
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I say just cut them off then build some sliders outta some rectangular tubing and mount them so they sit where the rocker panels used to be, that way you wont have this problem in the future. I saw it done over on TRS and it looked pretty slick!
pics?
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pics?
I looked, but couldnt find it. I know it was in the build section over on TRS and it was a guy who swapped a red ranger single cab over to a B2 frame. it was freakin sick!!
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just cause no ones asked.

.....what the hell did you do?
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I think he bought it like that
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Yeah, I bought it as a project. I've got a lot of work ahead of me.
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cover them up with sliders?
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What places have frame jigs?

Carl, I'd be down to meet up but my truck is sitting for the next two weeks due to a loud clunking sound coming from the driveline. Gotta save up some money to get it all sorted out.

Get some new U-Joints - sounds like its wrapping up a bit under there if its a clunk when your stopping/starting; quick hour long project give or take to pull out the driveshaft and swap out some joints :-)

For U-Joints the 'expensive' greaseable ones are only like 12 bucks apiece or so if I remember right, the heavy duty ones.
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