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    Hi there everyone,
    I am looking for plans or detail photo's of the attachment points and dimensions of a boarding step for the Pacer on the right hand side of the airplane.
    I believe there are different versions of how they were attached over the years.
    I have a 1951 Tri Pacer to -20 conversion project in process.
    Thanks.

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    Bill,

    The two drawings are for fuselage fittings. Dwg. 12509 is for Serial numbers 20-1 up to 20-933. Dwg. 13938 is for Serial number 20-934 and up. while both drawings are similar in design and dimension, 12509 has better detail of the upper attach point.
    Tried to find a drawing of the step, no luck. I can make a drawing with dimensions from mine if needed, pics too. Its all streamline tubing.

    At the end of the SWPC prints are the LPC drawings. Have you checked those for drawings on how to attach the step?

    Todd
    Last edited by Vagabondblues; 01-23-2023 at 09:31 PM.

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    Feel your pain, I need to make a step for my PA-16 and no drawing. I actually have most of it made, just need to weld it together.


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    I have my 1950 Pacer apart, I'll take a few photos of the step mount tonight.

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    Hi There Todd,
    Thanks for responding to my request, i am new to the group, I assume I would have to join the SWPC in order to access the drawings you mentioned.
    Someone had posted a drawing of the step attachment but it was poor quality so did not help too much. It would be super if you could sketch it out with a few pics, i would be most grateful.

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    SeanM,
    Thanks very much that would be great so i could get going with it.

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    Here is where you get the Piper drawings.
    https://shortwingpiperclub.org/swpc-...r-drawings-cd/

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    The step length, height, and pin length

    IMG_1673.jpgIMG_1674.jpgIMG_1675.jpg

    Here is the distance from the pin to the rear attachment point.
    IMG_1672.jpg

    The pin diameter is .625", probably something in the .045 wall range
    IMG_1676.jpg

    The socket is 3.750" aft of the rear landing gear mount, and is .750" OD, wall thickness to accept the pin on the step

    IMG_1680.jpg

    The tube is 4" long, and the angle is 130 degrees measured from the lower tube.

    IMG_1677.jpg

    Let me know if you need any other dimensions.

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    SeanM,

    Thanks for the Pics and dimensions for the B/step, helps tremendously getting a picture of how its constructed and where things go. I should be able to fabricate one from the info you provided. Thanks.
    Some of the guys say the CD has plans for the step, are they drawings of the step or actual plans that one can then build the step from?

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    Buy the drawings. They are worth it.
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