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2004 rusty old rocker panels, anyone replaced? "slip on" style?

Old 04-28-2019, 09:53 AM
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2004 rusty old rocker panels, anyone replaced? "slip on" style?

Our 2004 Expedition has a little less than half of it's rockers left in place.
Nearing 300,000 miles and soon to be replaced (or turned into a dune vehicle) when something suitable is found to buy.
BUT in the meantime, wife and daughter are catching pants, clothes, socks on the rusty edge entering and exiting the Expedition.
I have done a couple patch jobs over the years with flashing, caulk-seam sealer, and lastly restored to just black duct tape over the sharp edges.
I see some replacement rockers as low as $75 like below:
I am sure they can't be very high quality material and doubt fit the greatest, but wonder if for $75, a few sheet metal screws, another tube of seam sealer caulk, and spray can of Rust O-leum bed liner; I couldn't at least make getting in and out safer.
Hate to spend a nickle more than I have to on it.
It has served us well for many years but just not a smart investment...need tires, hubs, and some other wear items.
Just still runs good enough to get around town.
EVERY Expedition in our area of Michigan has close to the same or worse corrosion.
Guessing someone somewhere has done or tried to do what I am thinking.
Wondering how it went?
Good/bad result?
Do differently if had to do it over?
Better source for the panels?
If you used the cheap ones how did they fit, cover what you needed?
Anything unexpected...?
Not expecting to end up looking new or body shop quality, just no more rips and tears.
Another BIG thanks in advance.
Appreciate the help and info ! ! !

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