I have not heard of anyone fabricating their own;That’s one of the posts I found. Any new info? Anyone build their own rockers?
Yep I hear you;Thank you. Thought I took good care of it with yearly Fluid Film baths. But in western ny climate, and sitting a few months, the rust came from the inside.
Commanders in good shape (with minimal rust, dents etc.) that haven't been beaten to death have become extremely hard to find.I have a small area of rust inside both rear doors, along the rear parts of the rockers. I always check the Commanders at the Pull a Part lot when I go for other Commander parts. Every one I've seen there has been badly rusted along the rockers. I figured if I found one with good metal I could cut it out and use it to replace mine. No luck so far...
My 2006 commander failed state inspection for rocker rust in Pennsylvania in 2019. Had both rockers cut out and new metal welded in by Rust Repair Inc. for $1600. Not sure how well they did...area was covered in undercoating after repair. But has passed inspection since then and i've noted no problems. I have since applied Fluid Film inside and outside of frame/rockers/lower body panels since then annually.Searched and found a couple old posts about rocker panel rot. Anyone with new ideas or fabrications? Can’t find much with google
@rhobll ;Hey...How's it going Blue?
My son has been using the XK daily , with over 150k now, it's still a horse. It's up for brake pads soon with a fluid flush and a couple other things, regular stuff.
Bought used in 2010 and put about 115k on it.
To date, best vehicle owned.
I never heard of Fluid Film, but I do want to apply something on the rockers. They're hidden and vulnerable, as we all know
Sounds like your XK has been well taken care of.If mine was that clean, I definitely would get it treated underneath.
My Commander is a 2006. I bought it with 35k on it in 2010, we now have over 150k.
It's the 3.7l with a controlled oil burn that's been going since I got it. Decided to use the Lucas oil treatment a few years ago per oil change, and honestly it seems to burn less oil.
It's been reliable and trust worthy and a beast in the snow.
We replaced the struts and springs, rear shocks and did the upper control arms recently, got the alignment and put new tires on. The steering and drive is smooth...
I'm very happy it's still in the family.