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You did not say what kind of truck, but sounds like you are talking Chevy and if you are, you did not say anything about cab support which is usually eaten up also. I think you have to approach each job differently, depending on how bad the rust is and how extensive. Also, I would not tackle a Chevy on the roto. I would put the cab back on the frame, remporarily rehang the door to make sure things have not moved too much. Then remove the door and take measurements fore and aft, up and down inside the door opening and from oposite rear door pilar to replacement side pilar. You might want to tack weld some 1"X1/8" angle iron where you measured to help secure you opening stays in place . Now you have to decide what to replace first. If it's a Chevy, I would go with the full OEM rockers if you can get them, any thing else will require a lot of work to make them fit. When the rocker is tacked in, then tackle the floor patch, which is also the inner rocker. If it's a Chevy, replace the cab support at this time and then cut out and replace cab corner. I strongly urge you not to use slip over cab supports if you plan on having the truck long cause the cancer accelerates !! Good luck and stick with it.

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