Sources for Hub Steps

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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by texas pinzgauer » Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:19 am

That step is low enough for even my 84 year old stepmother to use. As if I'd even let her get near my Pinzgauer :wink: !
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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by oilcan » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:48 am

I was thinking about making some hub steps - any advice on metal thickness to use so that there is enough clearance between the hub and the wheel?

thank you all!

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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by krick3tt » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:26 pm

I made mine from a 1 1/2 inch floor flange with 1 piece of pipe. Then welded on a piece of expanded mesh for grip.
I used a 12 inch pipe nipple and cut it into two even pieces so there was threads on each end to screw into the flange. I drilled a hole (fits a Phillips screwdriver shaft) at the end to spin it off in the event I was going through very rocky areas. Total cost $12.
The floor flange can be sourced at your local hardware store (HD or Lowes for me) and it is the perfect thickness for a fit between the wheel and the drum.
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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by audiocontr » Wed Nov 18, 2015 12:59 pm

i wonder what would happen if i attached streamers to them???
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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by krick3tt » Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:56 pm

They would go round and round and get tangled up. Put the streamers on the door handles or the antennas.
...and then get some spinner hub caps for the wheels. Paint the wheels gold and the top red. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by ako » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:30 am

oilcan wrote:I was thinking about making some hub steps - any advice on metal thickness to use so that there is enough clearance between the hub and the wheel?

thank you all!
You can get some play-doh and put it on the hub. Put the wheel back on and tighten the lug nuts.

Then remove again and measure the thickness of the play-doh.
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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by krick3tt » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:53 am

...or you could use calipers or a micrometer for inside dimensions. I did not have play-doh at the time I made mine. Interesting idea though.
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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by newtopinz » Sun Feb 02, 2020 10:30 pm

4x4Pinz wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:56 pm
I could not find an entry step I was happy with so I made my own. the idea of having one that stuck out there for every rock to grab did not impress me. the removeable hoops are only good if you remember to remove them, saw too many of those destroyed on the trails. the way I solved it you can not forget to remove the step and it definitely does not get hung up on rocks.
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Hi 4x4pinz,
I like the design of your entry step. Do you think it will work for the rear doors on a K? If so I am interested in getting a pair.
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Kelvin

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Re: Sources for Hub Steps

Post by 4x4Pinz » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:18 pm

newtopinz Kelvin
If I recall the K does not have the same "lip" that the front doors have. The lip is required to hook the step on. My wife is still rockin her steps when she goes with me in the pinz.

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