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Old 05-05-2012, 01:33 AM   #4
DaWagon
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I have replaced a set of rockers on a Focus before and it was a fun project!

I did it by drilling out all of the spot welds on the rocker and removing the old rusted out one that was in there. I then welding the new one back in place using all of the factory weld in points. Smoothed the welds out and used some filler to fill the holes, used 120/320 grit paper to smooth things up. Primed then painted and done.

Took a weekend to do both sides but was worth it.

You don't need to support it when its off as its mainly a cosmetic piece. As far as what grit to use to remove the rusty spots, I usually start off with a 80 grit on bad spots then work up to something less aggressive.
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