The Minuets never had permanently attached steps. Much like the 1961-1963 Bambi, the Minuet relys upon a step-stool that was included with the original purchase. I was very fortunate to receive the original step with my Minuet. The photos below are of the step that came with my Minuet when I purchased it from its original owner five years ago:
My speculation is that the step was manufactured by the same craftsmen who built the trailer. It is constructed of riveted aluminum and has an Argosy orange tread on the top.
Good luck with your Minuet!