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Old 01-08-2010, 09:09 AM   #29
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Mike, I read your response and got the feeling that I offended you. If that was the way you took it I do apologize, It was totally meant as pure humor. The last thing I would want to do to you or any other indivdual in the forum would be to offend them. Again, if this is the way you read it I humbly apologize. I desperately need all the help I can get from this forum. I don't ever want to be a true orphan.

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Old 01-08-2010, 12:33 PM   #30
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Ted- my apology for leaving a false impression. Its these new smiley's . I keep looking for the one w/the laughing head that bounces up & down, but none of the new ones come close. We are like best friends that never met.
And just in case:
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Old 01-09-2010, 06:25 AM   #31
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Ted,

I sent you a PM.
Did you get it?

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Old 01-13-2010, 08:50 PM   #32
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Fabricator has started on the grab bars , and I picked mine up (the "model") so I could put it back on while we travel to DRR9.
See y'all in the desert.
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Bob, did not get your PM.

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Old 01-25-2010, 02:09 PM   #34
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08 Handrail

Dale, We adapted a Handrail from an 08 and installed it on Engineer Mikes old 06 36foot triple when I sold it to some people in Yuma. We attached it to the front Firewall and the side of the stepwell. I think you could have one fabricated.

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Old 01-25-2010, 03:13 PM   #35
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Hello and Welcome Lindsay

Long time no see I hope you and the wife are doing well.
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:49 PM   #36
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I got a call while @ DRR9 and the fabricator has 20 grab rails done (bare metal cutting and bending, plus welding). I'm on the way home now, and should have them cleaned and powder coated by late next week. Got orders while at DRR9 for about half of the 20. If anybody else wants one, PM me for info.

I checked a 2004 coach whose owner wanted the same for orthopedic reasons. The earlier coaches have a fat plywood noise reducer on the inside of the firewall and a two-piece removable plastic panel above and in front of the steps. The grab rail won't fit that application w/out some additional work. For later coaches (06+ for sure) you will need to cut a U-shaped slot in the rear-projecting upper flange of the Vansco cover panel where the upper end of the rail goes into the dash/firewall area, and otherwise it should be a drop-in addition.
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Got the rails back from powder coater moments before leaving for the Vegas SoCal rally. Chris Cratch has his installed, and Dale Gerstel & Dave Fernandez have their kits. The girls chose a mottled grey powder coat which I think looks great. They definitely look better than the factory original with smoother bends & neater finish.

Now I gotta get a box to ship them in; off to Staples.
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Mike, this is great news! Chris, Dale and Dave, can we see some pictures?
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:03 AM   #39
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Ray- we tried it out for size & placement on Dave's 2001, but didn't get it installed. The L-bracket that ties the handle to the firewall will need trimming for the 2001-2004 models, and some good sized screws can hold the upper end to the wood sound-board covering the metal firewall, or you can use thru-bolts if you drill thru the metal as well. The lower plate will land just above the battery disconnect switch. Hopefully Dave will post a picture or two when he gets his on.
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Wink Grab Bar

OK Mike I got it installed:

I installed the Grab Bar on my 2001 Alpine with a wooden Firewall. You do not have to modify the mounting bracket the one supplied by EM will work just fine. It took a little work to mount the bracket because the mounting was behind a wire loom. Once I decide on how to install it was easy.

EM Great work on the engineering of aftermarket parts.


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Dave, this is a good installation. Thanks for the pictures.
Did you use all wood screws? What size?

E-Mike, the rails look very nice.
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Hello Ray:

I found some Lag bolts in the garage about 3/16ths and an inch 1/4 long and they worked just fine to anchor to the Firewall. I used three Lag bolts to secure the mounting bracket to the firewall. I tried to use 4 but the wiring loom was in the way.
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