I'm new to this forum and new to the classic car hobby, so I hope I am posting this in the right place. I bought my 69 Z/28 replica back in Nov and I've been working on it for a couple months fixing this/re-doing that to get it up to spec for the shows come spring. I am working on the passenger side rocker panel now. The top surface and one of the side surfaces are in need of a 36" patch (outer rocker panel) and I wanted to ask if anyone thinks there will be any issue with me cutting out the patch without extra bracing? The inner rocker is still there as is 75% of the outer rocker panel even with the section out that I need to replace, so I'm thinking there is enough support there, but I just wanted to double check with you all since I'm new to all this. So what do ya think?