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HELP - Need Rear Tire Carrier Ideas

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 1986Blazer, Aug 31, 2001.

  1. 1986Blazer

    1986Blazer 1/2 ton status

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    Hey everyone - I need some pictures of how some of the rear tire carriers are mounted or secured to the bumper. I have alot of time in a local college welding shop and am going to fab my own rear bumper. I have all the drawings I need but really want some good ideas of how some carriers are secures to the pivoting arm. i am thinking a dual bearing design but and am not sure how to mount them. Any close up pics would be appreciated. Hell....maybe I can make more than one....I am getting my 1/4" steel sheets at cost and have free use of the equipment. You can email me the pics or direct me to a website that you post them to!

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
  2. 1986Blazer

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    Oh yea....any bumper to frame bracket designs would be great also!

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    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
  3. Mreetz

    Mreetz 1/2 ton status

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    Check this out. I used a 10" I beam for a bumper, turned out nice too. I used an old throw out bearing as my pivot point. A 1" pipe fits right into that. I welded and 2" pipe under it for leverage. I'll send you a pic of it.

    1984 K-5
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    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  4. dawson444

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    Can you send me a pic too. I am thinking about modifying a trailer hitch spindle to work. Also check out www.rockstompter.com for $40 they make a thing made just for this.

    Dawson
    Raleigh, NC

    88 K5, 6" lift, 36" TSL Radials, 14 Bolt, Rancho 9012s
     
  5. Mreetz

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    Check out my pix in readers rides, CRASH&gt;
    I'll add some tomorrow showing the carrier installed.

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     
  6. 1986Blazer

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    Thanks for the reply.....I am not so much interested in the I Beam as the Tire Carrier. Please give me the link to your page....I searched under your user name but no luck. I like the throw out bearing idea.

    OK.....I have one good idea....Anyone Else??????????

    Anyone have an S.E.C. rear installed.....?

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    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
  7. BobK

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    here is that rockstomper hinge.This is exactly what I've been looking to make.HELL...it's only $40.00 bucks,I'll buy it.
    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.rockstomper.com/catalog/pieces/hinge.htm>http://www.rockstomper.com/catalog/pieces/hinge.htm</a>


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  8. 1986Blazer

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    Thanks....I may just use this hinge! I'll construct the rest. Any other input from anyone? I am thinking 1/4" thickness should be enough?



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    1986 K5, 350 GM Crate, 700R4, NP208
     
  9. Thumper

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    My advice to you on this is: do not underestimate the weight and leverage of that tire hanging on there. I have been messing with mine for a long time now, and I think the best idea Ive seen is Depdogs. Using the trailer spindle and bearings, as well as the second hinge point at the top. There is a lot of weight on that one point, and with a 35" tire, get it bouncin around offroad and stuff breaks that you totally wouldnt expect. So, like I said, my advice is to build it right the first time... very strong.

    Good Luck
    Mike


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  10. Mreetz

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    I added the pix today!! Check em out in member rides MReetz, or Crash.

    1984 K-5
    4" lift
    35x12.5 MTs
    buildin a 400 for it, any info greatly appreciated
     

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