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I need to replace both the rocker and corner on my truck cab. The concern is, because the rearmost part of the rocker inner and outer (at the cab corner) is completely shot as is the corner, I'm concerned that fit up of these parts may be difficult. How can I be sure these parts go back on properly? Do I need the door on to check these parts? (doors are off and the cab is on a rotisserie) Part of the floor will have to be repaired along the top of the rocker seam. Should I fab this part 1st to help aligning the other parts? Any advice?
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The project is an '87 chev. The frame isn't available right now to put the cab on.(I'm held up on the frame painting and assy. at the moment.) The rocker is the full length oem type and the corner has extended height. I was thinking of tacking in bracing in the door opening before cutting out any bad sections. I'd also rather not install the doors just yet if at possible. I have little (spell none) auto body experience, but I do have 10+ years in metal fab. Is this doable, or am I playing with fire?
 

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OH NO!!!! you mean I built the roto for no reason? (sob.) I guess I have a new dilema. I was really hoping to keep the cab on the roto. (I was moving the cab around on a skid with the forklift, and the rotten rockers were collapsing.) I am building the truck where I work so it must be stored outside and be mobile. I am concerned with time on this project, with several steps backward already, I really need to make this happen. (may lose shop use if it slows down) Unfortunately I have only 1 night a week and a few hours here and there so I'm hoping to max. my productivity.
I guess my new question is this; with the rockers shot what can I still do while its on the roto? I would like to have the floor and supports repaired/replaced and painted before the cab is replaced on the frame.(and leave it there for good) Would it be advisable to do this much and then do the rockers when its back on the frame? I don't have time for on-off-on again.
I also need to rework the rear cab support where the mounts are, I figured on doing the floors/supports and rockers first and then repairing that part after. It looks like that won't work as planned. It sounds like you guys really know your stuff, so I'm hoping you'll help bail me out! I'm planning a late night on it tonight so any ideas on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your earlier input.
 
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