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levelhead 06-15-2019 09:19 PM

Anybody install powersteps?
 
I'm getting long in the tooth and jumping in and out of my lifted FSJ's is getting difficult (and impossible for my wife)...Has anybody adapted powersteps from a later model truck? I don't want fixed steps hanging down in the breeze. I tried to convince Rock Slide Engineering to build a version of theirs...no luck so far. Anybody pulled it off or is considering it?

SJTD 06-16-2019 09:52 AM

It'll take some searching in the build threads here but there was a feller building a truck who made some power steps and said he was going to market them. Was Army green but I think it was a J-something or other if I recall correctly.

Last post was probably more than two years ago.

Crankyolman 06-16-2019 03:38 PM

I was considering the same thing for my truck because even at stock height my wife cant get in my truck without a step up.

bufurd 06-16-2019 07:06 PM

Was hoping when I seen the thread that there was something done already, I love them things. Crawled under a few trucks with them to see how they mounted, doable, but I don't want to mount them to the rockers like they do. I'm not a fan of welding mounts to the frame either but that is what I'll be doing.:drivin:

levelhead 11-18-2019 08:36 PM

Just finished installing power steps on my lifted 77 Wag....not a super tuff job....they work real well...can't hardly see them when they are up...and sit in good spot when deployed...I will post details in coming days...pics may be a problem because of my limited computing capabilities....I may need to email another member to post pics......more info soon.

Rusty76 11-19-2019 07:06 AM

Very cool! Look forward to more info.

rang-a-stang 11-19-2019 08:44 AM

I won't be installing them on mine (too many fishes to fry before that) but would love to see them, too! 'Scribed!

gopher_6_9 11-27-2019 01:51 PM

FastEddie has a build thread where he installed some.

https://www.fsjnetwork.com/forum/vie...hp?f=12&t=6577

levelhead 12-08-2019 11:01 PM

I can't load the pics for some reason....I resized them but still says they are to big? I can load pics on Ebay etc. but no luck here

rang-a-stang 12-13-2019 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by levelhead
Just finished installing power steps on my lifted 77 Wag....can't hardly see them when they are up...and sit in good spot when deployed...I will post details in coming days...pics may be a problem ...I may need to email another member to post pics......more info soon.

PICS from levelhead:



rang-a-stang 12-13-2019 04:33 PM

Wow! Those look SOOOooooo much better than I was envisioning!!! My wife would LOVE those on my rig (she's a shrimp so she has a tough time getting in, even though i am not really lifted).

What is the part number for those and how do we find them? What is the install like? I assume you run 12v to them, a good ground, and they use the door light switch to know when to come down/go up? Do they come with their own switch? How much do they weigh? Are they pretty rugged? I wouldn't expect them to be rock slider rugged but would they at least stand up to some battering? Do you bolt them to the floor boards or behind the rockers? How many holes did you have to drill?

rws31 12-13-2019 04:43 PM

The do actually look pretty darn good. I don't need any but would like to see an install thread on them.

SJTD 12-13-2019 05:55 PM

Pics? I only see them extended. Please tell me there's not another.

80Limited 12-13-2019 08:02 PM

Any chance there is a part number or length for these? I am very interested.

Tim75 12-17-2019 11:00 AM

I've always wanted to do the power steps as well since I'm not tall to begin with and it would really help my kids too. I looked into the power steps by bestop. They work via a wifi type signal, but I've read that there can be issues with these steps. I however do prefer the AMP steps and this configuration looks fantastic!
I would also love to see a write up with maybe a part number of the steps used. But I'm very curious of how these were mounted and more importantly how they were wired up.

rang-a-stang 12-20-2019 12:10 AM

More pics from Levelhead:






rang-a-stang 12-23-2019 02:02 PM

More Levelhead pics:





gopher_6_9 12-23-2019 04:12 PM

What do those fit.... Im getting interested now...

EDIT: nevermind I got all the pics loaded and see now... hmmm....

levelhead 12-24-2019 07:13 AM

First off I would like to thank Rang-A-Stang for posting the pics. Nobody makes powersteps for older Jeeps and a call to Amp Research got me a "were to busy making them for new trucks" so in checking around I talked to a parts guy at a custom shop in California. He told me if the back side of my rocker panels were flat and vertical that late model Ford F250 Power Steps might work. I got lucky and found a local shop that tried unsuccessfully to install some on a Range Rover. I picked them up for $750 minus the box, hardware and instructions.

levelhead 12-24-2019 07:36 AM

The shop owner printed off some install instructions he found on the internet (shown in pics) and he thinks the part number is the one written on the intro page. I mocked up the brackets/motors and they looked like they would work. I traced cardboard templates off the back of the brackets (shown in pics) and drilled the mount holes as well as Zip cut the rectangular access holes. The lower lip of the rockers are a little short and on the wrong angle for the bracket but I zip cut some half holes and used some wedge washers I got off ebay to secure the bottom .I may add some metal in that area in the future. The top mount bolts screw into J clips that are pushed into the holes via the rectangular access hole (see pic)


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