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Yeah, they had a little rust on 'em...but then my wife drove the Escape yesterday. She uses the step rail to get in - and apparently it was very loose. Had a look today. The bottom of the rails, where they affix to the mounting brackets, was completely rusted through on 2 of the 3 brackets, and mostly gone on the third. I actually just gave a big yank and pulled the step rail right off the brackets, then crawled under to unbolt the brackets from the frame. Bring a can of PB Blaster under there with you, and a wire brush.

If anyone ever has to do this, it's a 10mm bolt.
Which begs the question: WHY DOES MY AMERICAN CAR, ASSEMBLED IN AMERICA, HAVE METRIC BOLTS???????????? :mad:

I swear, nothing is sacred anymore.
 

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Because we're taking over. Very quietly and politely. :calvin:

Sore-y.
 

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Are you going to have them repaired at the local welding shop, or just get some new ones?
 

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Shall replace my side steps eventually.
I like those " Blade runner ", type side steps EscapeDtroy has.
 

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David, there's nothing left for a welder to work on! I think I'll leave it without rails. It looks ok. And at 134k miles, I'm not sure it's worth investing in anything cosmetic at this point.
 

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Oh, I thought you needed it for your wife to step up into the thing. If not, I certainly wouldn't bother. ;)
 

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My sister doesn't have much trouble with anything.

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As the nerd, I'm going to say... I think the Escape was originally a Tribute project, and the Japanese definitely use metric.
 

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shame about the side steps, if your after a set megascape has a set he is selling. Dont think there the chrome ones.
 

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its in his signature how much + shipping and no i dont know if he still has them, its still in his signature so im assuming so, drop him a PM.
 
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