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72 k5 tire rack

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by drchan, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. drchan

    drchan Registered Member

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    i'm trying to find out what tire rack my 72 would have probably had. When i got my blazer it didn't have a back seat so i don't know if it had one of those rear seat mounts. there is no indication of having a swing away rack. surely there was some kind of rack at one point. any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    If you check behind the rear seat on the driver's side you'll find 4 bolt holes in a square pattern. Those are the factory mount holes for a "standup" spare tire carrier... If you want "stock" that's what you'll need to find, but it won't hold a very big tire either....! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    bouncytruck 1/2 ton status

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    If your truck didn't come with a rear seat (check the glove box sticker), then the rack was mounted as Greg72 mentioned. If it had a rear seat, it was the same thing, just behind the rear seat.
     
  4. drchan

    drchan Registered Member

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    i'll pull up the carpet and check. i don't have a sticker in the glove box i guess the previous owner removed it when it was painted. that rack would hold a 32'' tire wouldn't it? well i'd have to find a rack 1st assuming i have those 4 holes. thanks
     
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    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    cleszkie has a 72 and his hole were on the pass side, we both looked and thats where the the nut were located.
     
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    bouncytruck 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen several of the racks for sale on this board and 67-72chevytrucks.com board. Just keep yer eyes open. Maybe post on the wanted board. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
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    Here are some pics of the interior spare tire mount in my '72. I have an oversized tire (not huge,though) mounted. The bolt goes through a slot that is pretty long, so you should be able to adjust it accordingly. Good Luck!
    Interior spare tire mount
     
  8. drchan

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    making sure my orientation is correct, that tire is mounted directly behind the back seat, if you were to have a back seat?
     
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    Ressurection 1/2 ton status

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    Actually, that is right behind the drivers seat, the tire staring the rear seat passenger in the knees. Hope that clarifies it!
     

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