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Building Custom Rocker Guards

Jerrod Jones | Writer
Posted January 1, 2011

When Bolt-On Isn't An Option

Rocker guards are a great addition to any 4x4. Whether your off-roader is lifted or stock, there is always the potential for banging door and rocker panels with rocks and other things that will leave you wishing for some body armor.

There are a lot of vehicles out there that have no bolt-on rocker guard applications, and if you're a lucky owner of one of these unsupported vehicles, then you're going to be looking into building some custom protection.

If you know how to weld and own a tubing bender, then you can make your own at home, but if you're like the great majority of us without a welder in the garage, you'll need to find yourself a good local welder and fabber. We turned to Gentry Welding in San Luis Obispo, California, to help us build a set of clean guards that would not only protect the body, but also give us a step up into our ride.


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