Easy DIY Wheel Step

Submitted: Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 12:59
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Thanks to my ingenious brother, I now have a simple, and more importantly cheap, wheel step. Being vertically challenged (like my brother) he worked out a simple length a chain, draped over the tyre, clamped with a small shackle at a suitable length allows me to now easily step up onto the top of the rear wheel to reach the roof racks.

With my recent purchase of a '95 80 series poverty pack I am loving the tinkering!
(1Hz, ARB Bullbar, IPS lights, 9000lb winch, GME 3100, roof console, draws, lift, rear wheel carrier, Sunrayia's, DIY 3x3 Awning, LED camp lights,ERPS rust protection, Engel 40Lt)
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Reply By: KSV - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 14:41

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 14:41
Photo, please?
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Reply By: Member-George (WA) - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 14:43

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 14:43
Well, you going to show us the secret, how it is done. Cheers
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Follow Up By: PaulCranwell - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 18:42

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 18:42
Sorry guys,
here it is, i think

Not a $$ member so difficult to post photos



http://www.freeimagehosting.net/wc1zl

or maybe here


hopefully one of the above works



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Follow Up By: KSV - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 23:23

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 23:23
Hm.., Really damn simple and useful idea. Thanks for sharing.
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Reply By: Member - Broodie H3 - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 19:39

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 19:39
That is just what I have been looking for to get to my roof rack, and it looks simple to stow away with out taking up too much room, maybe with another piece of chain across the front of the wheel to stop it from slipping off may help thanks for the idea.
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Follow Up By: Les - PK Ranger - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 12:23

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 12:23
Better still, if you don't already have one, obtain a drag chain and place a bolt at the appropriate point to shorten.
Nothing like multiple uses from something a lot of tourers already carry.
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Reply By: Lyn W3 - Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 23:51

Friday, Jan 04, 2013 at 23:51
we have a Rhino Rack one which folds up to a small package and is easy on the feet rather than a chain

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Reply By: Member - Kevin S (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 18:37

Saturday, Jan 05, 2013 at 18:37
Good idea. And the chain will be much cheaper than the step from Rhino at $87. And as for your feet? Just wear shoes.
You have solved a problem for me, Paul. Thanks.
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Reply By: Member - Rod F (VIC) - Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 12:16

Sunday, Jan 06, 2013 at 12:16
Great idea Paul, by using a chain I can easily adjust it to suit any vehicle.
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