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Old 04-17-2014, 02:00 AM
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Hi folks. In the next few weeks, I will be doing another rocker replacement on the right-side of the 2G Ram using a minimum of welding, and mostly structural body adhesive (glue) to accomplish the job. I did the left side last year as a learning experience, and it turned out well enough that I feel I can actually help some folks with this. I work at a car factory, and I can attest to today's body adhesives. The advantage of the glue is that the lower seam will be completely sealed, and should never rust. I will also be doing some mig plug welding that may help others in their skills. I am NOT a bodyman. Just a guy that reads, and watched Youtube videos for help. If some of you have interest in this, I will be happy to document it, and post a step-by-step on how I do it. After all, we are all here to either learn or share. Next month, I will be doing a rear wheel-arch repair the same way. If this is something you would like to see, let me know, and I will try to document it as well as possible. I'm glad to help if there is any interest. Laz.
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Sure, post up. As a retired boat builder, I agree, some incredible adhesives out there. Been able to keep my 05 pretty rust free with "Fluidfilm" and a "Counter-Act" rust buster.
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Thanks Hydrex. Began the dis-assembly today, pulling the fender and drilling spot-welds with a Blair spot-weld cutter. The door will have to come off to get full access. Lots of work, but great reward when it's done!
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