Originally Posted by DougHeffernan
Did they bolt right in or you had to redo hangers .. I'm thinking of doing the same because of my over/under conversion.
I went to my local hardware and bought a piece of steel angled for the added strength, then I bought all stainless steel nuts and bolt's , I bought 3/8 that's what was used on the original step.
The width of my old step in the front bolt hole to bolt hole was 23", my new step hole to hole is only 19 1/2", so I used one of the original holes and drilled 1 hole for the other bolt.
As far as the back of the step, I cut 2 pieces of steel for either side and 1 long piece for the back to mount against the inner frame to the brockets the original step was screwed to with a self tapping screw.
I used self tapping screws to mount the steel with, then I marked and drilled holes in all 3 pieces steel, I bolted the 2 pieces of steel to both sides of the step, then I bolted those to the long piece of steel.
Now all I have to do is is pull it all apart and paint the steel and put it all back together again.
I'll, post pics of the steel before and after I paint it, watch for my pics tonite.