• Will early C3 rocker panels fit on a '82?
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    Default Will early C3 rocker panels fit on a '82?

    Just wondering if anyone has installed the '77 and earlier shiny Rocker Panels on a '78 and later model. Is is just a paint difference or are from a different mold?

    I've looked at various catalogs, just hard to make out. Even wondering if the bolt pattern is the same or if there will be a fit issue.

    Looking to add more of a touch of chrome/shiny to my '82.

    One thought was to get a used sets of '82 rockers and buff out the satin black while keeping my originals safe for the option to go back to a stock look.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks!
    -Moo
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    The 79 and earlier rocker panels are 1" longer than the 80-82.
    May present some front tire clearance issues.
    Remove the paint and buff em out.

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    My '81 has silver panels. I never really noticed that they are a little long until mkapp7879 just mentioned it. But they fit fine with no clearance issues. They were already on it when I bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkapp7879 View Post
    ...Remove the paint and buff em out...
    I agree. Saves buying another pair.


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    Thanks for the info all!

    -Moo
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