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Old 4th-January-2013, 07:54 PM   #1
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Who sells the plastic rocker extensions for my '68

I'd like to replace the plastic side skirt? That hangs down below the rockers on my 1968 Acadian. They run between the front and rear wheel.
Any idea what they're actually called and who sells repro's?
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Old 4th-January-2013, 07:55 PM   #2
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I don't think there is an actual name and as far as I know no one reproduces them.

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Old 4th-January-2013, 10:10 PM   #3
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They may be a Canadian thing. Show us some pictures of what you are talking about, we're real picture oriented here.
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Old 5th-January-2013, 05:31 AM   #4
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Nope they are not a Candian thing. I call them rocker skirts and they are one year only for 68. I have a real nice spare pair but someone cut the last 4 inches near the back wheels. You won't even notice when they are installed. PM me if interested.

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Nope they are not a Candian thing. I call them rocker skirts and they are one year only for 68. I have a real nice spare pair but someone cut the last 4 inches near the back wheels. You won't even notice when they are installed. PM me if interested.

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There was a discussion on them a while back. Some of them were 4 inches shorter from the factory. Some cars came with them and some didn't. It seems from what the guy researching them figured out it changes with exterior trim options.
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I'd like to replace the plastic side skirt? That hangs down below the rockers on my 1968 Acadian. They run between the front and rear wheel.
Any idea what they're actually called and who sells repro's?
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One of our 68's has them and one does not.

I think they came with the exterior trim package (around windows and down the length of the car).

Can anyone verify this?

Have never seen anyone selling a reproduction.
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My old '68 had em.
I had the bright work around the windows, and the thin factory side moulding running down the side.
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One of our 68's has them and one does not.

I think they came with the exterior trim package (around windows and down the length of the car).

Can anyone verify this?

Have never seen anyone selling a reproduction.
My 68 is a base model interior, but came with all the exterior trim. Chrome around the windows, the lower rocker chrome and the chrome trim on the doors and fenders.
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Old 5th-January-2013, 02:09 PM   #9
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That was me on the rocker curtain topic. I thought there might have been 2 designs of the 68 only rocker curtains. But I think the ones I have where cut. The car was re-painted at one time so they were removed maybe cut at that time?? I still have them and would be willing to sell them. The longer one is the one from my 68 L79 I am restoring. I used this pair for my car. Personally I think this was part of the exterior trim option.

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That notch is for around the quarter drain plug on the bottom side of the rocker. And it hides the bolt for the rear spring.
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That was me on the rocker curtain topic. I thought there might have been 2 designs of the 68 only rocker curtains. But I think the ones I have where cut. The car was re-painted at one time so they were removed maybe cut at that time?? I still have them and would be willing to sell them. The longer one is the one from my 68 L79 I am restoring. I used this pair for my car. Personally I think this was part of the exterior trim option.

Thanks for posting, those are exactly what I was talking about
Yours appear to be in similar shape as mine, a little bent here and there.
I guess I could try shooting mine with some new paint to see if it would bring their dull look back to life.
They're definitely a rare option by the sounds of it

You can just make them out under my car here


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Rocker skirts

Do these serve any functional purpose?
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Do these serve any functional purpose?
They just look cool. Another part of the 68 Chevy II aura!
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Old 6th-January-2013, 09:08 AM   #14
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You can clean them up. The short set had under coating all over them which helped protect them. My L79 pair where twisted and had some scratches but overall in good shape. I used a very fine scotch brite pad claened them and gave them a fresh coat of sem plastic paint which really brought them back to life. If they are not cracked or torn. I would save yours. Another car with both exterior trim options and curtains....cool.

I think the idea was to give the car a look as too having a frame. They kind of hind the sub frame.
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They just look cool. Another part of the 68 Chevy II aura!
Cool!
They are different.
Saw them on another 68 recently but had no clue.
Another one year only thing I guess!
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