I had to remove some pictures as I submitted a replacement procedure for the rocker to CJ Pony Parts. You can see them and my write up there. Complete Rocker Installation
So we had our big storm, and must have dropped about a foot of snow. I thought for sure I would not be able to do much work outside on the car after that. Fortunately, it warmed up and the snow melted over the next week. This week the temps made it into the high 50's and even hit 60 on one day, so I decided to try and get the driver's side rocker panel out. It took me a couple of days to get it out as I had yard work to do as well. The trees in my front yard dropped ALL of their leaves with the storm. Took a while to get that taken care of.
Anyway, I did put time in and got the rocker removed. I am glad I decided to replace the whole thing as it was in bad shape. After I had pulled it off, I dumped out quite a bit of dirt, and a mouse nest. I am beginning to wonder if this car had been parked in a pond or something on the one side.
|Um, wow. Look at the huge chunks of bondo.|
|Better pic of the misuse of bondo.|
|Here you can see what was being hidden by the crud.|
|The empty hole.|
|Here is where there should be a wheel well, but bondo helped take care of that. I have an inner and outer wheel well from Dynacorn. Haven'e decided if I am going to replace it all or just try to patch it.|
|Upward shot of A pillar. I am going to have to do some repair to flanges before I weld the new rocker in. Some were perished with rust.|
|Looking into the rear torque box. It will be replaced as most of the front side of it is rusted out. Also you can't see the great big rust hole on the other side of the frame rail.|
|Looking down at the quarter flange. I am going to try and fix this as I have a quarter panel patch I am trying to utilize. If it doesn't work out, I still have the option of doing a full quarter.|
|Inside shot of the A pillar. There is damage to the cowl panel near the bottom. It will be fixed before the rocker goes in.|
|Just kind of an artistic shot of the old rocker through the empty hole.|