Buick Regal 1978-1981, Slip-On Style Rocker Panel by Goodmark®. The rocker panels on your classic car are the panels below the doors and between the wheel wells. Their close proximity to the road makes them vulnerable to impact damage from stones and gravel, creating chips, dings and dents, and exposure to water, snow and road salt makes them predisposed to rust. Damaged rocker panels are not only unsightly, they can affect the structural integrity of your car. To make a proper repair with the correct replacement parts you need rocker panels from the restoration experts at Goodmark.
- Faithful reproduction of the original part
- Highest quality sheet metal parts available
- Designed with the latest software and manufactured using modern tooling
- The same dimensions as the original factory replacement part
- The same gauge sheet metal as original equipment
- The largest supplier of sheet metal parts in the GM Restoration Parts Program
Since they're located so low on the vehicle and out of the average line of sight, rocker panels are often neglected. They're hard to clean and wax effectively unless you get on your knees, so they seldom get serviced as thoroughly as more accessible panels. But when you're performing a restoration, every body panel is important, and decades of neglect and exposure have left the rocker panels on many classic and muscle cars banged up or full of rust holes.
This damage is not just a cosmetic issue. Because the door opening is just above it, the rocker panel must be strong enough to support and give strength to the body structure. A rusted out rocker panel can affect door fit and in some cases make the vehicle unsafe to drive. To repair the rocker panels on your classic or muscle car you need parts designed specifically for your car that will directly replace the original panels, the kind that are made by the restoration experts at Goodmark.
Restoring cars isn't just a business for the people at Goodmark, they're also car enthusiasts and restorers just like you, and they wouldn't make anything they wouldn't install on their own cars or trucks. Each rocker panel is CAD/CAM designed to make sure it exactly replicates the original panel, then it's manufactured with the most modern tooling. Each design is test fit to make sure it looks and fits perfectly. Many Goodmark parts have been approved by the manufacturers of the original equipment and are licensed to be sold as genuine replacement parts.
Goodmark has inner and outer rocker panels for all popular classic and muscle cars. These panels are dimensioned to exactly replace your originals with the same gauge steel to ensure structural integrity. Goodmark also has rocker moldings and fasteners and all the related parts needed to restore this area of your classic to concours condition.
Goodmark® was founded in 1991 by car enthusiasts, restorers and collectors just like you. They recognized that there was a need for quality restoration parts, especially sheet metal parts, if the restoration of our beloved American classics was to continue. Since that time, Goodmark has created a complete line of sheet metal, trim parts, and accessories for popular cars like the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang, and for previously difficult to restore cars like the Dodge Challenger and Plymouth Barracuda. Goodmark uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing) software and modern tooling and manufacturing techniques to create parts that are identical to factory original for perfect fit and finish. Quality parts tooled and manufactured by Goodmark are enabling many more American classic and muscle cars to return to the road, looking just as fine as the day they rolled off the assembly line.