Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.....Since I first posted, I've been to busy to fabricate anything. BUT, I did find some extra time to buy another Jeep, a '81 CJ5. BTW, this '81 is black with lightning painted on each side of the hood coming down both sides. My wife had named our old Jeep Thunder, the Headers and Turbo mufflers contributed to that name. It does sound Thunderously good, especially when you get down on it and the 4 barrel cuts in.
As soon as she saw the new Jeep, she had a name for it.....
Now we have Thunder and Lightning
Lighning has "Steel Horse" Aluminum steps, mounted to the underside of the floor. They are a bit high, when you step up on it, you have to duck under the top to get in. Which makes it kinda awkward.
When I get a "Round Tuit" I'm going to go through with my original plan. I'm going to bolt a square female reciever onto the frame of both Thunder and Lightning and weld up a "T" to bolt the Aluminum step onto with a square tubing leg to mate with the reciever on the frame.
That will also drop the step down several inches, making it just the right height to step up and into the Jeep.
With a pin through the reciever, it will be easy to switch it between the two, making it accesible to both Jeeps. When the going gets rough, I can remove it and throw it into the back.
Oil Well, That should make the Wal-Mart white plastic 3 rung Kitchen Step that she's using now to board Thunder, Obsolete
Here's what Lightning looks like.....