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Old 03-23-2018, 04:43 PM   #1
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Default Assist Step Rails aka 'Grandpa bars"

So I bought these after my young daughter almost bashed her face in 15 years ago and 15 years later they are faded, rusty inside.

I tore them down, tore the plastic steps out and got ready to send them in for powdercoating except that the plastic is not salvageable.

Is there a repair kit for these, (anyone have part number of the rails themselves?) - or???

Probably not cost effective as good aftermarket list for $150 but I'm a sentimental fool that would rather repair something than throw it out.

David29 your name keeps popping into my head

These are the grandpa bars in question:

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Old 03-23-2018, 05:09 PM   #2
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could you replace them with that "no slip tape".. not sure what it is called
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Old 03-23-2018, 06:12 PM   #3
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those look identical to the pathy bars. i think you could probably salvage some pathy step pads and use them.

theres tons of pathy bars for sale at local yards in south seattle. there was even a set on CL a bit ago for 75 bucks.

note: i have the go-rhino ones and i like em a lot, they are shorter though and dont really go to the bed side. they end at the rear cab body mount.
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those look like the Pathfinder steps
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i always wondered if you put a pathy bar front mount on the rear of these bars to retrofit them to a hardbody.
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Yeah always suspected they were pathy but the dealership sold them to me for "96 Pickup"

Well getting the plastic off is damn near impossible without breaking the tabs so it's either new or used in perfect shape....the front allows water in and they RUST...
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I have a nice set for sale. No rust outside.
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do the rear mounts bolt to the truck THROUGH or around the frame?
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Pretty sure they all bolted around the frame

David29 - my set is actually decent (Inside rust but that'll blast out) but I want to get them powdercoated.

I'm likely going to find an extreme adhesive and put the plastic tabs back on and glue the damn things down
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do the rear mounts bolt to the truck THROUGH or around the frame?
The 4 door Pathfinder mounts wrap around the frame up front and go through in the rear.
The standard 2 door truck bars wrap around the frame front and rear.
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