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While poking around underneath The old Beast readying her for an inspection,I pulled one of the rocker moldings to find some Swiss cheese metal under them. I flipped though the old collision estimation guide to find that the whole side of the car(both door openings and the rocker panels) are one piece. It's an old Manual so does anyone know if there are patch panels available?
 

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If you are talking about what I think you are talking about, it does only come as one piece. Can't really say until I know for sure what you are talking about though.
 

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this is the passenger side. The whole rocker is crunchy. When I pulled the side skirt off my Heart sank.MIght be time to find another Car and swap over my new stuff.
 

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i had the same problem on my 99 and i cut all the rust out and installed new i had my local sheet metal place bend me some rockers and i installed them with aluminum pop rivets and seam sealer i think they came out good i wish i had pics of rockers before i fixed them

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i have one 4 ft section that i may sell due to i do not need it
 

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if you guys want to see something scary.. if you're rockers are that bad, you should take off the splash shields on your front wheel wells and check behind there. my rockers are nowhere near rotted, but when i took of the wheel well splash shields to replace a broken windshield washer tube, i saw a ton of rust... i poked at it, and my hand went right through.. ahh!
 

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So I'll have to have them bent up anyhow, And the blurb about the cowl behind the plastic wheel wells has me concerned
 

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Just take a look at it. I had a similar issue with rust, but my metal was still good. Just needed cleaned up. Ford put some sound deadening material on the plastic inner fender, which soaked and held water for a long time against the steel inner fender. I know this because mine was still very wet after a week in the body shop when I painted the car. I pulled all the fiber material off before re-installing the platic inner fenders. I'd show a picture, but photobucket is down for maintenance.
 
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