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Old 04-19-2017, 08:16 AM   #11
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I plan on welding them to the inside of my front bumper so I can use it as a step to be able to step on top of the front tires. Easier to work on the engine and clean the windshields.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:04 PM   #12
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I was JUST looking at those on Amazon. One of the companies sells a stainless version that I'm going to get to make it easier to get into the back door. I'd love to have some RV type pull out steps, but those are seriously pricey!
We have them on the front of the bus and they are great for getting up to the engine compartment.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:29 PM   #13
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Have you considered making a foot hole in the steel bumper?

I'd hate to see what could happen if one of those little fold down steps snapped off.
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Old 04-21-2017, 06:12 AM   #14
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Hmmmm, that's an idea. I'm still hoping I can get a single RV pullout step somewhere, and we did just make friends with a welding guy.

And, we have somehow have managed not to plunge to our deaths climbing the skinny rebar stairs to the roof (yet)!
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:50 AM   #15
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My '46 came with one that looks just the same and was used to reach the windshield on the driver side. It is installed with bolts going through the body and a small piece of 1/8" plate steel on the back side. Appears to be original, so they can definitely be mounted securely. I am adding another one to the passenger side.

PS...if you plan on welding it and it is galvanized...be sure to thoroughly grind away the galvanizing along the areas you want to weld.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:22 AM   #16
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What are you guys using it for? It doesn't look like anything i've ever seen
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My 00 Amtran has these mounted like Tango's. Just behind the front tire on both sides to help you get up to the windshield to wash it, or to get better access to the engine when the hood is up... They're pretty useful.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:53 AM   #18
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Ours are on either side of the bus body at the very front. Here's one (just to the front of the fuel door).
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Are those cast? If so. will be tough to weld. Bolts make damaged step easier to replace.
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