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Old 01-27-2014, 11:41 AM
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Floor/ Rocker/ Inner Rocker Connection

The floor/rockers and inner rockers on my rod have been repaired with new chunks of metal which I need to remove.

This a a 1941 Chrysler. Anyone have a cross section or pics of how the 3 pieces are supposed to connect with each other?

Or does it even matter, since it's a rod anyways?

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These Plymouth rockers may be the same,what do ya think? I have detailed mechanical drawings complete with measurements that I made when I made the rockers ...I made these full length (front to back) ..I liked the look better so you have to shorten the length if can use them or cut the bottom of the 1/4...
If I remember correctly the floor just welds to the top of the rocker (no lip).Of corse ,I did a body drop so my floors aren't original but with 16" of ground clearance theres plenty of room to drop the body too..
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These Plymouth rockers may be the same,what do ya think? I have detailed mechanical drawings complete with measurements that I made when I made the rockers ...I made these full length (front to back) ..I liked the look better so you have to shorten the length if can use them or cut the bottom of the 1/4...
If I remember correctly the floor just welds to the top of the rocker (no lip).Of corse ,I did a body drop so my floors aren't original but with 16" of ground clearance theres plenty of room to drop the body too..
Thanks Mike.

Mine has new aftermarket rockers but everything is fudged up by the previous owner.

Thanks for the pics. I need to do exactly that with my floor for exhaust clearance.
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I think I have a pic of them welded together but whats a litte different is the bottoms are not flat ,they drop down at an angle,also the inner and outer are more upper and lower since the inner rocker is under the outer..do these look like what you have on yours?
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The first pic shows the two pieces at the left of the pic you can see the unusual shape of the inner (bottom) rocker

the third pic shows the top of the rocker (the left side is the out side) the inner (bottom) is a bit wider and they are welded together leaving a lip for the floor to weld to ....

Although its a bit hard to tell, if you look close, this is the inside of the rocker when welded together. the right of the pic is the outer ,notice how the bottom angles up...That's all I got Puggs ,I hope it helps...

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The first pic shows the two pieces at the left of the pic you can see the unusual shape of the inner (bottom) rocker

the third pic shows the top of the rocker (the left side is the out side) the inner (bottom) is a bit wider and they are welded together leaving a lip for the floor to weld to ....

Although its a bit hard to tell, if you look close, this is the inside of the rocker when welded together. the right of the pic is the outer ,notice how the bottom angles up...That's all I got Puggs ,I hope it helps...
Thanks Mike.

Yours is somewhat different as your door bottoms flare out.
I wish mine did. I love the look.

My inners just drop straight down. I was thinking about removing the pinch weld at the bottom somehow.

Anyways, I'll be getting her on the rotisserie within a month (I hope) and I will brace the body and cut out the floor before getting it dipped. I can figure out how to go after that.

Thanks again Mike.
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This is how my '67 GTO is assembled. It seems it would provide more support for the floor pan being under the outer rocker, like this, than sitting on top, depending on the welds to hold the weight.

If you are going to fabricate the pan, you can assemble it any way you want for structural integrity.

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This is how my '67 GTO is assembled. It seems it would provide more support for the floor pan being under the outer rocker, like this, than sitting on top, depending on the welds to hold the weight.

If you are going to fabricate the pan, you can assemble it any way you want for structural integrity.

Thanks.

That's a really great pic.
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