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Old 02-11-2019, 08:41 AM   #1
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1972 25' Tradewind
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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, 11:43 AM   #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, 02:32 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


Eric
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Old 04-21-2019, 07:55 PM   #4
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You can use these!

I work at MORryde and had these built for my 92 classic. They touch the ground, gives you regular usage to your door and screw straight to the subfloor on the inside of your trailer. Let me if you would like more info. This is the first proto and I am hoping to have Airstream be our direct distributer.
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