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Old 02-11-2019, 09:41 AM   #1
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72 Step release mechanism

My frame is about ready to paint as part of my full monty restoration.

I really want to clean the loose rust away on the step outriggers but the "step release" is in the way.

I thought removing it would be relatively easy but not so.
The lever "looks" to be in 2 pieces but i think they are fused together. The plastic grommets where the bar runs through the outriggers are also very brittle and would like to replace those also.



Has anyone removed this piece with success? I thought about cutting it out but cannot find a replacement on any website.
Any insight on removal and/or replacement parts would be great.



Sorry, about the pics. No matter what I do, they post rotated.




thank you
ERic
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:43 PM   #2
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There is no replacement. You would need to fabricate another if removed

What I do is lift the handle up. Paint the area, let dry, drop the handle down, paint everything that was missed. And let er go, it's lasted this long without rusting to pieces, anything you do will give it another 47 years...
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:32 PM   #3
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Thanks Crackerman,


I had a feeling that was going to be my only option. I do plan on replacing the spring though, its' looking rather tired.


thanks again


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