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Old 04-24-2005, 08:11 AM   #1
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Some time ago, someone was talking about installing wide stainless decorative "rocker panels" on their Ram. They install just below the horizontal indentation that runs from front to back and are 8" wide and come in twelve pieces for quad cab trucks. In the posting, the writer talked about being very careful when installing them because once the adhesive touches the truck, it is there to stay, you can not adjust them once the adhesive touches the body. Does anyone have any tips on this installation? What is the best way to get them on straight? I just bought a set and am a little nervous about starting the installation.


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Been thinking about those...where did you get them from?
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Just a thought... I would run some masking tape along the rocker right above where the panel will go. Make sure the masking tape is on straight, then place the panel along the tape line.
Make sure the side of the truck is good and clean!
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Thanks Mr. Hemi, I will try the tape.




Rancher,

I got them on ebay. I do not know how to link you to them, so I will give you the ebay item number, (7967224467). The seller calls his site "Jaggraveyard". They cost $109 plus shipping. Wish me luck on my installation.

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Thanks Rollin Thunder...I'll see if I can find him.

Thunder...how about posting a picture after you get them mounted so I can see how they look. Do they go below the body molding? This message has been edited. Last edited by: Rancher, document.write(''+ myTimeZone('Mon, 25 Apr 2005 17:23:37 GMT-0700', '25 April 2005 08:23 PM')+''); 25 April 2005 08:23 PM
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I think they are these but on a ram.
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That looks photochopped, not like they are stainless. Hmm.
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If they are flat pieces such as those in the above picture, you can dry fit them with wide masking tape (half on truck, half on panel). Then just fold up to expose back and remove adhesive cover. All you have to do then is carefully fold back down into position. Just be careful not to crease or otherwise disturb placement of masking tape.

Another option would be to take it to a paint shop and let them do the install.

Let us know how it turns out.
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AFHEMI,

That sounds good to me. I will try this weekend. Thanks for the input, I will let you know how it comes out.

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quote:That sounds good to me. I will try this weekend. Thanks for the input, I will let you know how it comes out.
How did this turn out? I was considering doing the same thing. Do you have any pictures?
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