New here and to the G6. Rocker Panel Help Please
Hi everybody. I recently inherited a 2007 G6 4dr 2.4L base. I love the car but it is a far cry from my GM Saturn RedLine. So far I have put over 1k into it replacing the trans cooler, exhaust pipe, plugs, new brake calipers rotors and pads all around and replacing the rear bumper w/ paint.
Anyways I drove the car 2,500 miles home from Maine to colorado and it's a freaking dream! Pumping 90 all the way and still got 27mpg according to the computer. You may have noticed I said Maine....which means rust! Lots of rust.
I have a huge rocker panel problem. I had to chip paint off and sand, which literally put a hole in the outer rocker panel. So...I fiberglassed it and panted but if I hit the outer rocker literal chunks of rust fall out. The black plastic trim has almost nothing to hold on to and I can stick my hand right up into the rocker between the exterior and floor rail :-(
So my question is 1, anyone know where to get cheap outer rockers for a 4dr base?
I found them on eBay for 200$ each and my body guy wants 1k $ to cut and weld. Ugh!
2nd, has anyone had success simply placing racing skirts over the rusted rockers? I know these cars are prone to rust on the outer panels but I do not want it to spread to the floor.
I am finding very very limited info regarding how to deal with this issue online. I see lots of pictures of bubbled paint and rusty rockers but no easy or cheap solution. If it was a G5 i could get the outers for 50$ but not on the G6 with them being totally welded on and sculpted into the body.