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Old 06-15-2007, 11:57 PM
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hawk911 & ducnine,

Use some rough grit sandpaper on the area of the rocker panel that you plan to glue, it should help with long term adhesion.
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:32 AM
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Ive bought the clips from both Zims and Sunset. Cheap at both places and a fairly easy DIY to replace the shrunken rubber trim.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:53 AM
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Been thinking of doing this for some time now. My sill covers are "wavey" along their length. Do you think I can just take them off and re fix or do you think the sill piece itself will be bent out of shape and I should get new ones? Is there any way of adding extra fixing clips along its length or are you stuck with the original 4?

Anybody done this?

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Old 06-17-2007, 11:26 AM
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You can't really add extra clips. FWIW, most 964 cup teams drilled the rocker cover and used screws to hold the panel down.
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Old 09-11-2007, 06:35 PM
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Just replaced my rocker panel seals over the last few days. One valuable tool required will be a 10mm ratchet wrench. Access to the lower nut on the right side shark fin is extremely tight and a socket wont fit and a conventional wrench takes forever.

Pop the rocker panel into the clips but dont fasten it all down until the shark fin is in place. You can then move the main rocker panel and shark fin slightly fore/aft to get a good fit between the rocker and the shark fin.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:06 PM
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I also did this repair a few weeks back....and have the following suggestions - based on my mistakes:

Front wheel wells....when you remove the phillips heads, you'll get access to the threaded (front of the sill) nut......of course I just pulled and broke it......and then had to replace the threaded piece.

Replacing the 5 or 6 "red receivers" and corresponding tabs really secures the sill, and cleared up most of the waves originally present. This is the quickest and lowest cost way to do it right.

Shark Fin.......don't trim the rubber trim piece, as there's an aluminum "keeper" on the top nut. it looks like a miniature shark fin, and secures the extra rubber molding against the inside of the fender.

Foam insulation - oil line thermostat. Don't forget to replace this piece.

So - between brute force and ignorance I turned this 2 hour job into a multi-week oddysey. Although - doing the repair more than once gave me the sense that I really knew what I was doing (at least the 2nd time around).

Good luck!

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Old 09-11-2007, 07:26 PM
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The groove to hold the seals should be cleaned with an old toothbrush so you get a good fit.

Buy 2x the number of required clips. I had to pull my rockers off at one point as one clip would not attach to the body. I pulled it off to do it again and broke the new clips.

Have a really good plastic epoxy at the ready. One of my fins mounting tabs that hold the threaded stud broke off due to old age.

Clean off any dirt/grime & polish/wax from the rocker panels, edges and lower body. I also polished the lower body since I was there and waiting for the epoxy to dry.
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Old 09-12-2007, 01:35 PM
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I am in line to do this job on my car soon. I have to repaint my rockers due to some deep scratches and pitting. Sounds like fun. I ordered all the hardware from Sunshine as well.
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Old 10-15-2012, 11:05 PM
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hi there,
I am right in the middle of this project my self and I am facing 2 issues.
First is that the last clip towards the rear, on both sides of the car, does not want to snap in. I had absoloutly no issue with any of the other but on the last one. there is no way despite a brand new white and red part. Any clue about what is going on?
Second is the shark fin on the right side, any tip on how to access and tigthen the nut way inside? it seems that I have tried everything and can't find a way...
thanks for your help!
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:01 AM
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To get the last clip to snap, I had to put a spacer block behind the panel so that when I pushed (hit) it from the outside, the energy was not lost in flexing the metal.

To tighten the shark fin nuts, I found that a 10 mm racheting box wrench was best. I have the Craftsman version that looks similar to this.

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Old 10-16-2012, 09:56 AM
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https://rennlist.com/forums/964-foru...ll-to-see.html

Those pictures really helped when I worked on one of them.
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Old 10-16-2012, 03:25 PM
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Get epoxy formulated specially for plastic. It worked best for me, and I tried a number of adhesives before getting one like this (no affiliation):
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