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Old 04-23-2008
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Default 84 fc air step rebuild parts

Looking for a source for my air cylinder rebuild parts. The Bird is getting its provincial inspection and the air step cylinder is leaking and holding up my inspection any help appreciated.
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you should be able to obtain parts from a hydrauklic parts place like
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My step not only doesnt work but there are pieces missing.It also looks like a huge nightmare to maintain.It being air operated is perhaps not the best.I will make a decision to repair it with air or replace with a different means of operating it.If there are any thoughts on this that would be great. Thanks Mike
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Mike, If it were mine, I would want to repair that step. The pieces shouldn't be hard to duplicate if needed. Randy had some of the parts at RATS. What is missing or broken/bent on your BB?
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Hi Rick Some of the linkage appears to be there. The air cylinder is gone and i am not sure about the controls.People on the forum dont speak too highly of the airstep.seems to be a lot of aggravation to them. I image thats why it wasnt attended to .I think there could be a better way to achieve the same results without air.But then it would not be original.My bus is a 78fc.I am also working on plans for a nice building for it.I will ask for thoughts on this as well at some point.I want it inside but everything takes time. Mike
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Most of the time the problems with the air steps is that they have been "fixed" by someone before.
Most problems are simple,until a "tech" makes them a problem.
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[QUOTE=Randy Dupree;86335]Most of the time the problems with the air steps is that they have been "fixed" by someone before.
Most problems are simple,until a "tech" makes them a problem.[/QUOTThe

The PO had made a few adjustments and added rubber pads made from tires. Good ideal to quiet the bang down, but would not allow the catch to hold the step. Less than an hour adjusting and the step worked again as it should. Too large a step for the fat boy to make to the ground without that step.

Randy, You had some eye pieces right?
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I will put some thought into it before repairing it.It would be nice to see one operating.A rally would be A great spot to get a better look!! Thanks for the advice Mike
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Hang in there Mike. You will figure out what is best for you and your beautifu BB. You right about one thing for sure. A rally helps a lot in understanding the workings of these systems.
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Mike, ours has been real reliable, I think its worth pursuing, plus I am not a fan of the electric version. Our cylinder could use a rebuild and my machinist buddy has taken a peak at it and assured me we can get everything needed from his hydraulic/air suppliers and most of that is just O rings. When we first bought the coach, the step was bent from an impact, my friend made a new step, straightened the linkage and as Rick said, got that catch working right. All of which took a couple of hours including fabricating the step.
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