Rocker Panel Dimensions


I have finished installing the new rocker panels, however, I decided it would be good to make a few comments on the dimensions. I have seen other sources giving numerical dimensions and angles but the original rockers on this MC850 seemed to vary a little from those numbers. Some of the discrepancies might just be a matter of misinterpreting the stated dimensions, e.g., inside dimension vs outside, to start of bend vs imaginary intersection point, etc. So, I decided it might be beneficial to take photos with a transparent ruler and a transparent protractor sitting on the cross section of a piece of an original rocker panel. You can figure out the dimensions yourself by examining the photos.

I have dumped all of the photos into this post below. The section of rocker panel that I used was what I considered to be most representative, and in good shape. Please note that while the length dimensions remained constant over the full length of the rocker panel, the angles varied somewhat. Apparently, Saab did like most manufacturers of the day and forced things to fit when necessary. The rocker panels that I made match these photos pretty closely, and they fit just fine. The overall length was about 65-5/8 inches,

My next post will document the installation.

1. Outside Dimension

1. Outside Dimension

2. Top Dimension

2. Top Dimension

3. Inside Dimension

3. Inside Dimension

4. Bottom Inside Flange

4. Bottom Inside Flange

5. Bottom Dimension

5. Bottom Dimension

6. Angle 1

6. Angle 1

7. Angle 2

7. Angle 2

8. Angle 3

8. Angle 3

9. Angle 4

9. Angle 4

10. Angle 5

10. Angle 5

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