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internal or external rear tire carrier

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by arq, Jul 21, 2003.

  1. arq

    arq 1/2 ton status

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    that is the question /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif

    I am debating to put an internal tire carrier on my blazer and get rid of the external(i havn't really put it on). I like the look of the tailgate with the nice moldings and stuff, but then i also like the room inside the blazer with the external tire carrier. you have to consider that this blazer will not see any rock trails/crawling like my 72.

    I remember when my 72 had the external carrier, it rattled everytime i hit a bump or two. but then again everything else did too.

    this is for my 71, or such as it's been refered to; the grocery getter /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

    ARQ.
     
  2. bouncytruck

    bouncytruck 1/2 ton status

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    I've got an external I'm going to put on (someday). I want to keep the space free inside the truck. I like the looks of the exterior carriers and the truck is so loud and rattley now, that the extra rattle won't matter much.
     
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    TONYP 1/2 ton status

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    I love the tire outta the back and all the room I now have...

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    Triaged 1/2 ton status

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    I don't think even a 33 will fit behind the seat. I vote for outside.
     
  5. BobK

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    it's easier to make one if you have a HD bumper.You could prob. make a bracket to fit one behind a factory bumper too.
    Here's the one I made a while back.This was before the black powder coat.
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    This is after.
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  6. arq

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    I don't think I'll run over 32" tires on this one. It is nice to have that extra room inside, though.

    Bobk, that's a nice carrier.

    ARQ.
     
  7. 72beater

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    hey, is that one of those trailer spindle hinges?
    -ernest
     
  8. BobK

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    Yup...I got it from here
    But here is a exploded view of it.Maybe you can make your own.

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  9. Big Sean E

    Big Sean E Registered Member

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    Take a look at the Bonarue spare tire carrier. It inserts into your hitch, and extends it so you can still hook up and tow with it on. The company claims you can hold up to 33" tires, but you can go much larger. It tilts down, comes with a hitch pin lock, fully assembled and powdercoated, and because of a clamp at the hitch, is very secure and rattle free. Just put Bonarue into your search engine and you'll find it. I'm very pleased with the way it looks too.
     

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