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Old 10-04-2014, 02:50 PM   #1
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Steps "frame" by the door.. Help please!

Not exactly a door problem, but I wasn't sure where to put this question, so here it goes.
That frame what it holds the steps in my 1973 Argosy, the right side totally rusted, and cracked. I removed the steps, and wondering if is available to order that "frame"?
I don't know anyone around here who has a welding/machine shop, because I thought it is possible to cut it out a lower part (marked with red dots) like a triangle, and just weld it back a sheet of metal, and paint it over.

The steps can't slide in , and out freely anymore because of the rusted part.

The left side in good condition:

The right side again:


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Old 10-04-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
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If you can buy the "frame" it would probably be the best fix.

However, if you can't, you should be able to find a good local auto body shop to make a piece and weld it in.
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Try either out of doors mart or Silver Trailer Supply. I think both will have that "outrigger"

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Old 10-04-2014, 03:41 PM   #5
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Keep the original. I had the same piece cut and welded for the step on my Safari, it came out great. It looks all original nothing after market. If you can't find a welding shop, terryv had a good Idea try a body shop, or even a metal fabricator near by. If you buy an after market step, i suspect you will have to get the old one cut out, and the new one welded in place by some one. Look up mobile welding, there may be some one in your area. My .02
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Thank you guys! I just ordered one, and my buddy will help to weld it in

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