I started this project mainly because the steps were to high for Gr. Ma to get up on when they were bolted directly to the underside of the floor. Besides that, when you stepped up on them, they were so high that you had to duck to get in. They were just cumbersome to get on and off of
So I made a set of female receivers to bolt onto the frame.
Then with a MangesMade Bracket, I welded it to a short piece of square tubing, Then I bolted the factory steps to the Bracket.
The Square Tubing mates to the receiver on the frame and is
held in place by a pin.....Just like a trailer hitch.
IF the going should get rough or if I need to transfer them to my other Jeep, (which will also have a set of female receivers bolted to its frame). I can easily remove them by just pulling the pin and the complete assembly slides out.
Thanks in advance for any ideas to better them.....
Whew !!!!! It took longer to post these pictures than it did to build it all.
Placing a thin piece of Card Board between the reciever and
Square Tubing to maintain a good fit:
One Done :
Showing how it fits together:
Pin is visiable between muffler and step.
Sorry about the Dirt
Finally Gr. Ma can get in easily