I bought my cherokee for two hundred bucks knowing that quite a bit of work will mandatory to get it on the road. the floors
where shot so i cut out the swiss cheese and replaced them. Generously beefing things up as I go. I am now on the rockers. I
did quite a bit of research in rocker re-pare and replacement and this is what I have decided to do.
I copied the idea form madxj.com for using 2/6 steel beams to replace the old rockers because it sounded and looked bad ass.
But I didn't want to cut all of the rocker out all the way to the base of pilers with the decision of skipping the step of trimming
the bottom of the doors as well.
Step one: Cut out old burned out rockers.
Cut out revealing even more rust
some grinding later to clean things up a bit
I cut out the rocker from right below the doors to the inner body seam that runs along the floor pan. The outer seam which
was in the middle of the two cuts was also rusted out and was no longer needed for the treatment that was going to take
place. I also cut the bottom of the front fender off flush with the bottom of the doors.
Step two: Then I took one inch wide flat bar and cut it to the length of the sill that remains under the bottom of the doors to
help re-enforced it for when the 2/6 would need to be welded in. two weld the flat bar in place i drilled 3/8 holes
approximately 4 inches apart along the top of the sill to spot weld the flat bar in place.
under the sill with holes drilled.
one inch flat bar and area of re-enforcement.
Clamped and preped.
all welded in.