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Old 05-09-2013, 06:02 PM
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Hello everyone. Well this is my first post in a few years. I originally started out asking many questions on how to precede
with the restoration of my 59 convertible. Well after an illness that put things on hold I am finally thinking about that restoration. After I looked over the car the other day I remembered how bad the rocker panels were. So I started to read the posts regarding inner rocker repair. My question is are there dimensions to use as measurements to determine if sag has set in? Or are there other means in which to determine the sag? Good to be back.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:19 PM
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Sag on a convertible is usually pretty easy to see. If you close the doors and the gap is larger at the bottom than at the top the body is sagging. Also if you jack the car up at any corner and the door starts to rub you have sag. Some body flex is normal on a convertible. If the inner rockers have rust through then sag is inevitable. There are quite a few members who have used steel tubing to repair their inner rockers.

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