Re: Cancer (rust) of the rocker panels

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Posted by Steve in Idaho ( on 10:48:13 01/09/13

In Reply to: Cancer (rust) of the rocker panels posted by Peter

5-7 years may be a stretch...

But my '99 came from the leasing company with stainless panels on front and rear doors. Not something I would have personally ordered but on a company car no sweat. I'd assume attachment to door was via some 3M tape product.

I'd also yank the door panel(s) and see if you have blocked drain holes at the bottom of the door(s). You could also try something like POR on the existing rust, but the only fix (temporary) would be cutting out the cancer.


: I found some body panels that you place with adhesive tape over the rocker panels. I know they won't do anything structural or even slow down the cancer but it might keep the truck looking decent for a little while longer. I also have OEM running boards if that matters.
: Any ideas? I was hoping for another 5-7 years out of this truck. Will rusting out rocker panels affect the structural integrity? I am hoping not since it is a body-on-frame design.
: Any thoughts?

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