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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 15th, 20, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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68 camaro floor and full rocker replacement

I am working on a 68 camaro. I have removed the floor in order to install new one piece floor. After getting the floor out i realized the rockers on both sides will need to be replaced. My question is will it be possible to reinforce the car and replace one ENTIRE rocker at a time or is there another way i should go about it? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 20, 06:15 AM
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Re: 68 camaro floor and full rocker replacement

Build a body cart that supports the car in areas other than the rockers. Insure that nothing is going to move out of alignment once a rocker is removed. Have plenty of braces that mark the correct location of the new rocker. Spending lots of time in this kind of prep will make it go smoother.. I have mine supported by the frame rails and firewall in preparation for rocker removal...
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 16th, 20, 03:14 PM Thread Starter
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Re: 68 camaro floor and full rocker replacement

Hopefully with any luck I can get to building the cart some time this evening. This is the first car Im building thats a unibody. It has me a bit intimidated, but once i can get the floor and rockers done i should be feeling pretty good about it.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 20, 08:47 AM Thread Starter
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Re: 68 camaro floor and full rocker replacement

will 1/8" wall thickness square tubing be sturdy enough?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 20, 10:28 AM
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Re: 68 camaro floor and full rocker replacement

Yes, 1/8" wall is fine. The majority of the structure is with the tubing vertical.
It won't compress or deform.

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Re: 68 camaro floor and full rocker replacement

There are plans here for a body cart and it uses 1/8 inch wall. I spent about 400 for material to build mine, everything is cut but nothing is welded yet. if you are planning to cut both rockers off while having the floor out you need to brace it so you have the proper door opening when you're finished. If you put the floor back in before replacing outer rockers I don't feel the need to brace but other opinions vary.

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