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Rocker panel questions and other questions

How well do yall think just bondoing the rocker panels back together would do? its cheaper for me to bondo them, then find a body worker who can cut and weld new panels in place..

next question, is fiberglass stronger then bondo?

can you use fiberglass instead of bondo on our 1st gen metal bodies

thanks in advance!


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April 7, 2004
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City, State
Dover, PA
Year, Model & Trim Level
96 XLT; 97 XLT
Be aware that there is 2 different replacement rockers. 1 is a slip on and the other is considered oem style. I have just replaced both rockers on the wife's ex. These were rusted out. I had to weld sheet metal in for the backside of both rockers. I have approx $250 in both oem style rockers, both doglegs (piece at back of rocker), and sheet metal for both sides. It took me about 1.5 - 2 months to get this done. I could only work a couple hours in the evenings and on Saturdays. This was my first time doing this. I started on the drivers side and learned as I went. Passenger side went much faster.