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As some of you might know I am doing a frame up restoration on a 64, and I started with nothing (so to speak). I had nothing to go off of rocker wise. What exactly does a finished rocker look like and where should I do the spot welds. I got the rockers from LMC (I know they aren't always just a plug and play). I honestly don't know if I messed up the lower A pillar, the lower B pillar or the rocker is messed up from the factory. As you can see from the pictures the bottom doesn't line up with the inner rocker panel. Prior to acquiring the rockers I put the door on for shits and giggles and it open and closes fine. I guess more or less this post is about what it is supposed to look like when it is done and where do I put the spot welds. Feel free to rip me a new one on criticism. This is my first ever restoration. I can also take any extra pictures you may need to help solve this issue.
 

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Most rockers (even NOS ) take some work to get in place. And if this is your first, that's even more difficult, not being sure what to look for. Most times it helps when ready to remove the factory rockers, its a good idea to weld a few supports to the inside of the door jam to keep the alignment of the A and B pillar.
It would help if you could stand back and take some pictures, so we can see the whole picture. Hopefully we can help along the way.... :D
 

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As some of you might know I am doing a frame up restoration on a 64, and I started with nothing (so to speak). I had nothing to go off of rocker wise. What exactly does a finished rocker look like and where should I do the spot welds. I got the rockers from LMC (I know they aren't always just a plug and play). I honestly don't know if I messed up the lower A pillar, the lower B pillar or the rocker is messed up from the factory. As you can see from the pictures the bottom doesn't line up with the inner rocker panel. Prior to acquiring the rockers I put the door on for shits and giggles and it open and closes fine. I guess more or less this post is about what it is supposed to look like when it is done and where do I put the spot welds. Feel free to rip me a new one on criticism. This is my first ever restoration. I can also take any extra pictures you may need to help solve this issue.
I did all this on my 66 GMC, putting in the new A and B pillar repairs changes the fitment of the rocker. I had to cut mine at each corner and form them in then weld them. The floors come with the inner rocker on them, and fitting that can be difficult. I had my doors on to fit the gap for the outer rockers to door so it would look level. I also welded a brace from front pillar to the rear to keep cab from springing when rockers are cut out. If you have not already cut it apart, find a fixed point that won't be removed and measure once, then twice so it goes back as close as it was. A step bit works very well to drill out for the spot welds. You can copy what the factory did for welds, or just look at where the pieces need to be attached, just remember, what you weld, you need to grind and fill and sand and,,,,,,,, good luck and relax. It takes a lot of time, the better you plan, the less you sand. LOL
 

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I am in the same boat soon. I cut the rocker out and waited to get replacement parts. I see no movement in my cab as I am doing rockers first then cab supports. This is a first go around for me so I am hoping for some smooth sailing.
 
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