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Anyone have or know where I could find replacement diamond/chequer plate for the ladder on a 1997 Defender 90 LE? I’m missing the middle 2 steps.



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Those chequer plate steps were unique to the LE;'never seen them anywhere else. WhenI was having my LE reburbed, I was really worried about losing them when they were taken off to have the ladder re-poweder coated.

I suppose you could make your own. That's a UK-specific pattern; I've known people who have tried to find it here with no luck. So you'd need to get some from a UK supplier (like a set of wing protectors), and cut and bend some new ones.

The steps are all the same width and diameter, just different lengths. If you want, I can measure how long mine are.
 

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Wanted - Diamond plate ladder steps

Those chequer plate steps were unique to the LE;'never seen them anywhere else. WhenI was having my LE reburbed, I was really worried about losing them when they were taken off to have the ladder re-poweder coated.

I suppose you could make your own. That's a UK-specific pattern; I've known people who have tried to find it here with no luck. So you'd need to get some from a UK supplier (like a set of wing protectors), and cut and bend some new ones.

The steps are all the same width and diameter, just different lengths. If you want, I can measure how long mine are.


Thanks, I’ll take you up on the offer to measure those 2 missing middle steps. My right wing top chequer plate is damaged too, so I’ll have to buy a new one (likely pair unless I find a used right hand one), so I’ll have some left over chequer plate to use to fabricate them.


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It’s four bar diamond plate, nothing special... but it will be a cold day in hell that you find those just lying about... best bet would be to replicate them... I know a guy
 

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I measured mine today. The uppermost of the pair is 6 13/16" long. The one underneath it is 8 1/2".
 
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