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Bed mounted tire carrier

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by trailblazr81, Jun 1, 2005.

  1. trailblazr81

    trailblazr81 1/2 ton status

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    Im looking for a Bed mounted tire carrier to hold a spare 35" tire. I wanted the type that holds the tire at like a 45 dgree angle in the center of the bed. They use quick release pins to remove carrier when you want to use the trucks bed for hauling. The only one I have found is over $400!! Has anyone seen these for less. I also found one that requires the removal of the tail gate and connects to trailer hitch but I dont like that type.
    Thanks everyone!! :cool1:
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Yes they are expensive... you found one for $400??? that is the cheapest that I have heard of then...

    I personally was going to do that.. but since I now have a rollbar have been contemplating bolting an X between my rollbar and mounting a rotor to it and bolt my spare that way... thus my 40" hawg spare would be nice and secure :grin:

    p.s. lemme know if ya find a cheaper holder...
     
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    Like this? This is a simple bar that bolts between the roll bar, it is a custom job made by 4x4 Iron, which now make it a collectors item. I liked it when I had it done, but there are a lot of draw backs to having the spare mounted like this, even though it is a lot easier to handle with the soft top on.
     
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    Something like this?

    Fabtech parts I believe...

    And I'm SURE it doesn't cost $400. I had one on order for a while that was about $175 from a different so-cal fab dessert fab shop, but needed the money for something else so I canceled the order. Look for shops that do pre-runner fab or sell parts for pre-runners. They usually have em.


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    Cool, Summit Racing has the Fabtech tire carrier for $165. Says up to 35" tire. I guess if you need to hold something a little bigger you could just make a spacer between the mount and bed. I will just need to fab a quick release so I can do the occasional hauling junk in the bed. :cool1:
     
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    Use hood pins for the quick release ;) You'd still have the pins sticking up through the bed floor, but you would be able to pull 3 pins and pull it out :D
     
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    Gaa. $400? Wow. I built one with scrap metal, couldn't have cost me $20 or $30 in materials. Bolts to the rear seat mounting points. Granted, it's not exactly what you want, but I made it for *my* truck. :haha:

    Don't give me any crap about my total inability to cut an actual round circle, as I did it with a sawzall and an angle grinder ... not having a plasma cutter. Yet :D

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    Uuuhhhh......Dont think that type of mount will work on my K20 pickup. I guess I will first see what I can do with some metal tubing. I have 30 ft. of 1 1/8 inch tubing, a bender and a welder so I can do some damage. :D
     

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