1982 Volvo 240 GLT Turbo

10/13/09: Crusty rocker panels as found in this otherwise respectable 245! Lower door post has been removed to enable the rocker panel to be removed in one piece

Spot welds drilled out on the top pinch weld (to the inner rocker). Yes, we have rust

Bottom pinch welds drilled out and rocker panel removed, showing a very nice inner rocker panel

Inner rocker with outer rocker removed. The inner rocker is, fortunately, sound.

Inner rocker coated with weld through primer-preparatory to welding on the  new outer rocker panel.


Here, a new rocker panel is being spliced in place, cutting the pillar lower section and replacing it enables the entire rocker to be replaced with cutting.