<VV> rocker panels

Ron ronh at owt.com
Tue Mar 1 00:39:50 EST 2005

Why did GM do that?  Because it worked just fine for the five to ten (max) 
years that the car was designed to last.  Anything more would have been a 
waste of GM's money.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Timothy T Werner" <wern3 at juno.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 26, 2005 6:37 AM
Subject: <VV> rocker panels

> Cecil
> I used the 2 - part replacement from clarks and it worked well on my '65.
> I think that they now sell the rocker as a one - piece replacement part,
> so you don't have to weld it up from two separate pieces anymore. I did
> it myself and it was not a job I would want to do again. $600 seems like
> a bargain. Make sure he keeps the top up and latched so the you don't
> have to re- fit the whole mechanism when the job is done. You will
> probably find that the post that comes down from the lower windshield
> corner and has the door hinges in it is also rust - damaged as well. You
> can cut out a section of the inner fender liner to get at this area from
> the back. That corner is what holds the front of the car to the back of
> the car;- have him do lots of reinforcing in that spot, and lots of
> rustproofing in there when he is done. (why oh why did GM use this area
> for the drain from the windshield?)
> Tim
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