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    We have a '66 Cruiser 4-dr sedan with 283 V-8 and Borg Warner Auto Trans. Unfortunately, it has cancer in the trunk lid, lower front fenders and the rockers are eaten up. I saw in Turning Wheels that replacement rocker panels are available. How hard is it to replace the rockers, and what is required? The fenders and trunk can be fixed with body filler. After we get the body situated, we plan to install dual exhausts and a 4V carb and intake.
    edp/NC
    \'63 Avanti
    \'66 Commander

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    quote:Originally posted by edpjr

    We have a '66 Cruiser 4-dr sedan with 283 V-8 and Borg Warner Auto Trans. Unfortunately, it has cancer in the trunk lid, lower front fenders and the rockers are eaten up. I saw in Turning Wheels that replacement rocker panels are available. How hard is it to replace the rockers, and what is required? The fenders and trunk can be fixed with body filler. After we get the body situated, we plan to install dual exhausts and a 4V carb and intake.
    Being that I just bought a 1966 4 door as well; I will be following this thread closely

    Now for weird: despite my car being a (probable) Arizona native...........it too has bad rocker/front fender rust. OTOH: my hood, trunk lid, quarter panels, etc. are solid and the floorboards look to be OK as well. This poor car has not been registered since 1975.

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    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"
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    Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

    Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

    "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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    • #3
      The rust in the fenders and rockers are one of several factory(rust) options ya got whether ya wanted em or not.
      Kim
      quote:Originally posted by 1962larksedan

      quote:Originally posted by edpjr

      We have a '66 Cruiser 4-dr sedan with 283 V-8 and Borg Warner Auto Trans. Unfortunately, it has cancer in the trunk lid, lower front fenders and the rockers are eaten up. I saw in Turning Wheels that replacement rocker panels are available. How hard is it to replace the rockers, and what is required? The fenders and trunk can be fixed with body filler. After we get the body situated, we plan to install dual exhausts and a 4V carb and intake.
      Being that I just bought a 1966 4 door as well; I will be following this thread closely

      Now for weird: despite my car being a (probable) Arizona native...........it too has bad rocker/front fender rust. OTOH: my hood, trunk lid, quarter panels, etc. are solid and the floorboards look to be OK as well. This poor car has not been registered since 1975.

      -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

      "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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      • #4
        quote:Originally posted by kamzack

        The rust in the fenders and rockers are one of several factory(rust) options ya got whether ya wanted em or not.
        Kim
        quote:Originally posted by 1962larksedan

        quote:Originally posted by edpjr

        We have a '66 Cruiser 4-dr sedan with 283 V-8 and Borg Warner Auto Trans. Unfortunately, it has cancer in the trunk lid, lower front fenders and the rockers are eaten up. I saw in Turning Wheels that replacement rocker panels are available. How hard is it to replace the rockers, and what is required? The fenders and trunk can be fixed with body filler. After we get the body situated, we plan to install dual exhausts and a 4V carb and intake.
        Being that I just bought a 1966 4 door as well; I will be following this thread closely

        Now for weird: despite my car being a (probable) Arizona native...........it too has bad rocker/front fender rust. OTOH: my hood, trunk lid, quarter panels, etc. are solid and the floorboards look to be OK as well. This poor car has not been registered since 1975.

        -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

        "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"
        That I believe [:0]

        I looked at a 1962 Lark sedan locally a couple of years ago-----------it too had severely rusted rockers along with the lower portions of its doors.

        -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

        "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"
        --------------------------------------

        Sold my 1962; Studeless at the moment

        Borrowed Bams50's sigline here:

        "Do they all not, by mere virtue of having survived as relics of a bygone era, amass a level of respect perhaps not accorded to them when they were new?"

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