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Old October 28th, 2013, 11:35 PM   #1
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My father in law has a 02 Sierra 2500HD that has rusted out rockers and cab corners. I have been doing some reading online and it looks like new parts can be had for $300. I was curious if anyone has replaced these before to get an idea of how hard of a job it is.
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Invest in a spot weld drill.
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EBay for cheaper panels or lkq
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My buddy works at a body shop and told me they charge about 5k to do them.. It's about one full week of work to do . They take the bed off the doors and front fenders to have access to the panels. Then cut out a million spot welds . I need to do this also . His advise is do one side at a time so the cab won't flex. He has done a few dozen . The parts are cheap ,the labor not so much!
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I paid autopride in flushing and they did a awesome job on my 2000
Definitely worth the money
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Keystone for cheap sheetmetal, they are a division of lkq
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My buddy works at a body shop and told me they charge about 5k to do them.. It's about one full week of work to do . They take the bed off the doors and front fenders to have access to the panels. Then cut out a million spot welds . I need to do this also . His advise is do one side at a time so the cab won't flex. He has done a few dozen . The parts are cheap ,the labor not so much!
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My buddy works at a body shop and told me they charge about 5k to do them.. It's about one full week of work to do . They take the bed off the doors and front fenders to have access to the panels. Then cut out a million spot welds . I need to do this also . His advise is do one side at a time so the cab won't flex. He has done a few dozen . The parts are cheap ,the labor not so much!
That's not a very good friend. My buddy quoted me $2500 for BOTH sides of mine. You need to find new friends.
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A local body shop did the rockers on my Dodge for $1000.00 and quoted a friend to do his Chevy rockers $1600.00
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A local body shop did the rockers on my Dodge for $1000.00 and quoted a friend to do his Chevy rockers $1600.00
he needs cab corners too.

PM Firehawk and see what he would charge, he works at body shop and does work on the side.
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I paid autopride in flushing and they did a awesome job on my 2000
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and how much did they charge?

I should probably just PM Firehawk.
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I just spoke to a family friend that does a lot of body work and he does rockers/cab quite often on GM trucks....he said there is about $300-$400 in materials (paint/rockers/epoxy) and he typically charges about $1200. He said he has had to charge up to $2000 for a crew cab that had significent damage to the vertical internal rockers and both sides shot.
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and how much did they charge?

I should probably just PM Firehawk.
1600 but also did some repair on my box and removed my decals
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I've done quite a few of them and the shop I work at charges $1500/side for rocker and cab corner if it needs more than those two parts it's more. Let's put it this way my 01 needs them and I still havn't done them. I fixed my totaled 03 instead of doing the rockers on my 01 even though the 01 would be worth more money than the 03 lol
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looks my father in law has a guy doing the rockers for $700 total. Pretty good deal considering the parts are $300 for this job.
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I thought you were talking about the whole rocker panel . The outer ,the middle and the inner one . If you don't replace them all it's just cosmetic. They all rust out that is why so $. If you do just the outer cosmetic one then it's only a few hindered dollars . They are easy to do . I'm doing the outers in a few weeks on mine . The parts are only 350 and should only take a day or two at most . The sad thing is if you were to do this right it's about a weeks worth of work at a body shop and it's quite expensive. The parts are 700 to 800 alone for the full panels and cab corners . I use Lmc truck parts ,they are thicker than most . Good luck ! I'll do a thread on mine when I do them .
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