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first gen spare tire location?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by bp71k5, May 23, 2006.

  1. bp71k5

    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Anyone know if these truck had spare tires and where they were mounted? Mines got nothing to indicate one ever existed.
     
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    The spare location changed, depending on whether your rig came from the factory with a rear seat. If it came with a rear seat, the spare was mounted to an A shaped frame, upright, drivers side behind the rear seat. If your truck had no rear seat from the factory, the same mount was installed right behind the drivers seat.
     
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    Ya what he said, you could even buy a K5 with only a driver's seat :eek1: & no hard top. Don't know why you would want just one seat & no top but you could have it that way ahahahaha
     
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    Here's a pic I copied off either CK5 or the 67-72 chevy truck site.
    Anyway here is the location with the rear seat in.If you had no rear seat it would be right behind the drivers seat,
    [​IMG]
     
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    bp71k5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    Thanks for the pic, that'll help when I go look for one in the wrecking yards.
     
  6. bigdon-70blazer

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    I can't find any 1st generations in salvage yards. Have you come accross any 1st gens with the smaller front seats? I need brackets and can't find them in Missouri!
    bigdon@imsinternet.net
     
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    Yea, I haven't seen any around here either. I also had the "utility" bucket seats, but I bought some of the smaller buckets on ebay. It turns out the brackets for the utility buckets are different than the other bucket seat brackets. The utility buckets actually use pickup truck seat brackets. You might try looking for a truck and adapting the bracket to the smaller seats if/when you get some.
     
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    So is my "swing away" carrier not stock??? It sure looks like it, and both of my '72's have had the same one.
     
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    The swing-a-way carriers were dealer installed.
     
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    Anyone have a picture of a swing away carrier? I might I prefer that one if it doesn't mean I have to hack up the body any.
     
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    Here's a couple of mine:

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    And as you can see in the 2nd pic, it's a couple of bolts on the upper, a couple on the lower and then the bracket bolted to the tailgate to hold it closed.


    I can't find the pics of it disassembled, I took it off and cleaned and painted it (it's still in the damn garage)
     

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