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Old 10-13-2019, 12:59 PM   #1
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Stair removal issue need some help.

I am removing the stairs on my 97 bluebird/international. All the bolts and screws are removed and the stairs are almost out but something at the bottom of the front door is not letting them drop. I am wondering if there is a weld somewhere to need to grind off. Thanks in advance for your help.

By the way I plan on keeping the stairs because they are not in really bad shape I just need to repair the bottom stair.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:15 AM   #2
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Any ideas anyone? Would more pictures help?
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:21 AM   #3
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Mine is a Carpenter, so don't think its put together the same, but there is a square tube beam on the underside of the stairs to give it some rigidity. Maybe yours might have something similar?

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Any ideas anyone? Would more pictures help?



It's tight to get a pic but underneath the door. Must swivel there on a pin which might be into square tube. Hard to say how to get the door up to clear without seeing this part for me. Shouldn't be too hard to get door out of the way.



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Old 10-31-2019, 02:16 PM   #5
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I think there is a brace/rail that runs along the bottom at the edge that ties into the body. I removed and replaced mine several years ago but I remember breaking 2 sledge hammer handles trying to get it out, before realizing we were hung up on that rail.
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