The outrigger on this side is hanging crooked, as the bracket is cracked in half. I made a quick repair early on, but the original was mounted too high for stability.
Excise the junk. the hinges and heavy strapping will be saved.
Backing plate. Bolted and ‘hooked’ to the frame.
The middle block is crooked to match a kink in the truck frame.
Revised hinge plate.
Vertical bracing and lower steps. The vertical and horizontal lines taken as a whole remind me a bit of Mondrian.
Looking down on the steps.
View of ‘Hillary’ (in orange/rust).