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Old 03-02-2018, 07:32 PM   #26
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Re: Amp Research Powerstep

Im interested as well. Would like to put some decent steps on y 72.


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I ended up purchasing a set of used steps from a Jeep JK unlimited. They have a horizontal mounting surface front and rear... so i should be able to fab something up to the rocker boxes to hold them... might have to reinforce the boxes a bit but we shall see...
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Old 03-02-2018, 07:42 PM   #27
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I ended up purchasing a set of used steps from a Jeep JK unlimited. They have a horizontal mounting surface front and rear... so i should be able to fab something up to the rocker boxes to hold them... might have to reinforce the boxes a bit but we shall see...
Looking forward to see pictures of your progress. What's the overall length of the Jeep steps?
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:16 AM   #28
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Looking forward to see pictures of your progress. What's the overall length of the Jeep steps?
Sorry missed your question... The jeeps steps are a little too long but easily cut down... I still have one uncut so i will measure it tonight for you...
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Old 06-14-2018, 11:25 AM   #29
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Update with pics...
I pretty much have these on and and working... just have to finish cutting steps to length and permanent wire them... i have tests them with the wire loose and they work fine...
As mentioned months ago when I bought these they are Wrangler JK 4 door unlimited steps... they are pretty much bolt on other than the need to be cut down to length and spaced down 5/8-3/4 inch depending on how tight you want them to ride on the body when folded up...
I prob over built my brackets etc but i didn't want them to fail on me and want my light little 250lb self to be able to use them without worry...
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Brackets... there is also another piece of the 1/2in plate that was cut and tapped and placed inside the rocker box to support this setup... forgot to get a pic of that though...
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And now my question to you guys... When i originally started this project i wanted the boards to run wheel well to wheel well... But that just not possible with my tire size... at least the rear... so trying to decide if i should match the front up with the wheel well (assuming i dont have any clearance issues when turning) and trim the back as needed or equal space front and back depending on the how much trimming is needed in the rear?
Pics are where it needs to be in the back for now... i have a slightly bigger tire in mind so might have to be trimmed a little more and the outside of the tape mark on the front would be where the end of the plastic cap would need to be to match the back...
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:51 PM   #32
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Once the caps are on, I dont think equal spacing will matter visually. Just cut them where the overall length and brackets fit best. Nice solution.
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How did you go about making the reinforcement plates? I would definitely like to see more pictures.
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I would also love to see some pictures of where and how you mounted the plates under the rocker box. Nice job!
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Once the caps are on, I dont think equal spacing will matter visually. Just cut them where the overall length and brackets fit best. Nice solution.
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How did you go about making the reinforcement plates? I would definitely like to see more pictures.

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I would also love to see some pictures of where and how you mounted the plates under the rocker box. Nice job!
Thanks all
I ended up cutting them so they are 1.5" in from the wheel well openings... might need to trim a little more once i get it rolling/articulating but we shall see... its easy enough to do... even with them installed... I will get another pic of the new length.

As far as the mounting...
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They tucked up behind the rocker too far... so its a combo of some 1/2" flat stock, some 1/8 angle and 1/8th flat... it might be a tad too low as id like the gap to be a little tighter when they are up... buts its solid...

Also Not show is 4 additional pieces of 1/2" stock i drilled to match and tapped and put inside the rocker boxes (2 per side)...

So when installed it basically sandwiches it all together and doesnt flex or move at all... Prob over built a little... but im not a little dude and i didnt want to have to go and fix it again later...
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