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Bumber/Ext tire mount?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by mahonpaul, Jan 8, 2002.

  1. mahonpaul

    mahonpaul Registered Member

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    Hi all,

    Im new to the site, having just recently discovered this rare jewel on the net.

    I do have one question I was hoping someone could assist me with. While viewing the "PRODUCT Review" section, I noticed a Blazer with a unique bumber external tire mount. The picture is the second picture in a Steve Fox review of the "Performance Wheel & Tire Billet Aluminum Wheel Spacers" Can anyone tell me where/if this set up can be purchased????? Thank You!
     
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    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    That was my old bumper from Kennasaw Mountain Acc. Someone should have the website URL, I didn't like the quality though.

    Steve

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  3. beefjerky

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    in your opinion, what was wrong with the quality? in other company's you would suggest for a rear tire carrier? i myself am still searching and waiting for the right tire carrier. thanks
    rob86k5
     
  4. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    I looked into SEC but it was too much $ for me.I made my own.Total cost was approx.$100.00.That includes material,paying someone to weld a small part of it(a friend did most of the welding)and powder coating it.
    Here's a pic.
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4292331995

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  5. BobK

    BobK 1/2 ton status

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    Paul,I messed up and erased your e-mail so I'll reply here.I looked at the SEC site here on CK5.Here is that link.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.coloradok5.com/vendors/sec.html>http://www.coloradok5.com/vendors/sec.html</a>
    I called them and got a quote for about $350.00-400.00 delivered and primered.I got the design idea for mine by surfing the net and looking at what others have done,then put some demensions down on paper and went from there.


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  6. ti.user

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    SEC QUOTED ME A PRICE OF $480 FOR THE TIRE CARRIER THAT KEEPS THE STOCK BUMPER.

    THOM
     
  7. mahonpaul

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    Excellent....I visisted the link and it looks like I have a couple of options. The first stock bumber external mount is more what I'm looking for......thanks.
     
  8. Tatman

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    Just another example of homebuilt.... click my link in my signature.

    Brian
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.saddletramps.com/BlazerK5.htm>www.saddletramps.com/BlazerK5.htm</a>
     
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    69K5 1/2 ton status

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    on your tire carrier what was that you used for the hinge? it looked like a trailer axel hub.
    thanks
    nathan
     
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    I uses d.o.m. tubing for my first hinge and the vibrations finally broke it. Now I have a trailer stub axle with bearings and I also tied it into the body on the top and used a leaf spring bushing, this kills the fatigue of vibration.

    Keith tried it with just the axle stub and it also broke from vibration (well and a big ass 38" tire banging all over the place).

    Kennasaw Mountain Acc. KMA SUCKS BUTT. The owner is a cheezball and rips people off. They also build inferior products. I have seen him and his products first hand.

    Depdog

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    If anyone is interested in building their own carrier. I can build just the pivot assembly I use on my tire carriers. It is a machined stub shaft left 10 inches long to be welded through a bumper. The pivot uses two sealed bearings and two seals. I weld on a 1/2'' latch pin and include the matching lock ring for the latch. It is a very durable and waterproof setup.

    <font color=green>Steve Frisbie</font color=green>
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  12. jekbrown

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    I have yet to see how KMA products are inferior. I have not abused my wincher bumper yet...no frontal collisions with 8 ton boulders at 10 mph or anything...but its worked fine so far.

    J


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    Well, count yourself lucky and go with what you got. I have seen about 6 of his bumpers, both front and rear and all the ones I was were PRETTY, but weak and 2 of the 6 were built wrong, meaninng one side higher than the other or a hoop too short.

    Depdog

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    jekbrown I am CK5 Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    without doing all kinds of scientific tests, its impossible to know for sure...but just by looking at what I can *see*, it seems likely that I'd tweak my frame more easily than the front bump. Applying force to the very ends of the bumper may be able to create enough leverage to mess the bumper up...but I am adding some supports (similar to the brackets on a factory bumper) to the ends, so that shouldn't be a problem either.

    Perhaps I got lucky, who knows. One thing I will agree with...KMA takes a while to make/deliver a bump...took about 2 months to get mine, if I remember right.

    J


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    Well, he told me it would only take hin week and a half for mine. And all I can say is I hope he has his $hit together when he's making mine. I'm not expecting them to be unbreakable or yet as good as maybe the SEC ones. But all Im hoping for is that they are worth what they cost.

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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  16. Highliner

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    I ordered two of his bumps last month (Dec. 01), and I recieved them in about two weeks. Would have been about a week and a half if the Consolidated Freightways carrier hadn't lost it. I'm happy with the quality and will post pics soon. BTW, I got a wincher and a multicarrier.

    It's all fun and games until somebody gets knocked up, down, or out...
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    Your tire mount looks tits! Would you mind giving me the specs on that? Does your rig swing away so you can drop the tailgate?
    Thanks,
    Chris
     
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    Send me some pics when you get them. Im either driving down to get mine or going to have my dad pick them up and bring them up to me next time he's going this way.

    Still hoping the GOV'T will ban the use of loud stereos with RAP music. [​IMG]
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    Chris.ya it swings out so the tail gate can come down.
    Check out an abreviated version of the tire rack install here.
    http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4292331995

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