Originally Posted by Big Papa 03 dually
I like them, Mine has some rust so I could use some, let me know the size.
Lowes, Home Depot, Ace, etc all sell aluminum stips. The ones you'd want are 1-1/2 inch by 8 feet in length and 1/8 inch thick. They go for $21-and-change.
Cut them to 89 and 3/8 inch.
Make these cuts:
I pulled 2 bolts from the front and rear of my steps(4 total each side).
Then I hung them in place with some vice grips and marked which holes needed to be drilled. I used the forward most and aft most set of holes where my steps bolt in and then I used the set of holes that are smack dab in the middle. There are six total per side.
I'll rough them up and paint them when I get some time.
If you have a hack saw, vice, and a drill you can knock these out in an hour or so. I just measured out some quick paper templates and taped them to the aluminum. I'm sure there are better(more precise)ways of doing things but this isn't one of those areas that I thought needed a ton of attention.