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Check out my new tire carrier!!!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Bondo, May 24, 2000.

  1. Bondo

    Bondo 1/2 ton status

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    Thanks to BB454, I now have a new spare tire carrier on the back of my K5!! I modified his plans a little bit,and I still have to paint it and do a couple of small things to it, but here it is. See attachment.

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  2. Bondo

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    Another pic

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  3. Bondo

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    And a third...

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  4. Glenn312

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    That is sweet way to get rid of the tire in the back. How hard is it to open the tailgate though. Anyway I was thinking of a way to do that. I almost have completed welding. I'll send pics when I am done...

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  5. Bondo

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    It's not hard to open the gate at all. Just pull a pin, and the carrier swings down out of the way. Then you can open the tailgate normally. The only thing I still have to do is put a stop on it so my tire doesn't have to sit on the ground when the carrier is down.

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  6. chevyfumes

    chevyfumes Court jester

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    The Henniemeister, the dude is the the coolist(hey mate send me an eland steak Haha) Chevyfumes.
     
  7. Espen88k5

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    Is the paint the original on your truck?
    My grey goes upp all the way to just under the door handle and I have to do something about the peeling, maybe I could get it bak to original if that's what it is?


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  8. Bondo

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    As far as I know it's original. It doesn't look like it's been repainted. My black is peeling but my silver isn't. I'm going to paint it this summer.

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    Are you just going to sand it down by hand? On mine the grey was laid on pretty thick so I am a litle worried about starting a weekend-projekt that last's for 3 weeks and ends upp at a autopainter paying more than I can afford.
    BTW nice tire-carrier, can you make a drawing of it and post?


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  10. Jeff 86K5

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    Looks good. BB454 has a good design. I'm accumilating parts right now. I'm trying to round up enough Stainless Steel to build mine. I'll post some pics soon. I hope.

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    Like I said before, the carrier looks great. Its a nice design, but you have to basically deadlift the tire back up into place. Not too bad for a stock tire, but I sure wouldnt want to lift my 35" tire very often! It better be damn important to get into the tailgate! {smile]

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  12. delta9blazer

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    can you post a picture of the carrier without the tire on it? so we can see the basic design of the unit? or does BB454 have some?
    by the way, nice background in the pics. looks like some nice trailriding .

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  13. Espen88k5

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    Like Thumper says, You have to be pretty strong to swing that sucker back upp?? Is there room enough to put maybe a spring to help the return?. I see some teeth chatering if you are bent over the thing removing the wheel on the ground though. Can we have a drawing please.

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    Re: Check out my new tire carrier!!! drawing

    Look through the back posts for a drawing of the tire carrier, BB454 made up some real nice diagrams and posted them.
    Dan

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  15. Bondo

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    Actually, Espen, I'm going to strip that part down to the metal. When it flakes off like that, there is a problem with the paint adhering to the primer so I'm going to start from scratch. As for the lifting the tire up, my wife does it fine. Granted, it is a smaller tire but it does'nt lift very hard. When I get a stop put on it so it doesn't sit on the ground, I think it'll be a little easier to lift. When I take the tire off I do it in the up position. You do have to lift it up there, but you would have to with a swing away as well. All in all, I'm very pleased with it. Thanks to BB454!!!!

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  16. BB454

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    You are welcome buddy. Glad you are happy with it.

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  17. SAVAGE1

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    Nice carrier!! Anyone seen any racks that swing sideways... like on most stock tire carriers on other models. Would there be any problems bolting on one of those things to a K5 body or perhaps the corner of the bumper?

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