Rocker panels ?

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Rocker panels ?

Postby vegon71 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:40 pm

Does any one still make replacement rocker panel covers ? I know JC Whitney use to but didnt see them on there page. I have a 74 vega wagon! Mine are just severley beat in, if i cant find mew ones ill just cut out sections, fab anx weld in!
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Re: Rocker panels ?

Postby NVEGAR8D » Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:26 pm

Hi,
I haven't heard of anyone making replacements. I took a profile and careful measurements of the best spot on mine and had my son in law recreate them for my Vega. He made them out of 18 gauge for a little more strength. They were a little long to be able to form over the ends.
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Postby vegon71 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:51 am

Ok thanks, my brother owns his own body shop. Ill mention this to him and get his opinion of how they should be made. Thanks again, I like the idea!
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Postby NVEGAR8D » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:11 am

Hi,
My son in law worked at a sheet metal shop and made them up on a brake press.
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Postby vegon71 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:16 pm

Ok thanks a bunch! Sounds like a plan.
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Re: Rocker panels ?

Postby NVEGAR8D » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:54 pm

Hi Vegon71,
I'm sending a pic of the leftover piece off my rocker panels that my son in law made for me . some careful measuring and a cardboard profile piece to gauge the finished product was all he needed.
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Re: Rocker panels ?

Postby Monza Harry » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:50 pm

Hi Nick can you bring the template to the MonzaQue? I am going to explore my local options for my car I have found that mine will need some attention, and I know a guy whom maybe able to make me (and potentially others) some. I would like to compare the Vega to the Monza and see if they are the same, it would be nice if one panel maybe available to do both cars. Harry
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