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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by muddin4fun, Jan 2, 2002.

  1. muddin4fun

    muddin4fun 3/4 ton status

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    I'm trying to design a custom spare tire carrier. I've got the main design, but I'm having trouble coming up with a latch that will keep it from bouncing up and down or forward and backward, but isn't a PIA to unlock and lock. I'm going to use bearings for the pivot.
    By looking at some pics of the latch of others, it looks like it's just a little bar, but how does it keep from bouncing out of the hole? And how does it keep the tire carrier from bouncing up and down?

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  2. COYOTE35

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    I used a spirng loaded lever from norther tools. All I had to do was drill a hole in the bumper, weld the latch on and no problems. I also have a set of "eyes" for a pad lock just in case. I have had no problems bith it bouncing around.

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  3. BadDog

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    Somebody posted a write up on this not to long ago. I think it was here, but maybe it was POR? Anyway, they used a RockStomper hinge (REALLY nice) and a sliding door latch from van (IIRC). Do a search and you should be able to find it.

    Russ

    85 K30 CUCV, 350 TBI, TH400, 205, D60/C14, 4.56 Locked
    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
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    What can I say, I'm bored...

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    Russ

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    Some day: 4" lift, 44" tires, massive cutting, shorter wb and rear overhang.
     
  5. Mudzer

    Mudzer 1/2 ton status Author

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    Contact <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com>Steve Frisbie</a> he builds bumpers and stuff and have some very cool features. I am sure he would build you both a hinge kit and latch kit you could weld on your bumper. Of course, he may try to sell you one of those "Useless Trusses", but you have a way with words and I am sure you can fend him off.

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  6. Mudstud

    Mudstud 1/2 ton status

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    BobK is the one who built it. PM him or see if he has a site or do a search for tire carrier.

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  7. Michael

    Michael 1/2 ton status

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    This is what I did....it's worked great for 2 years...no rattles etc. Sorry for the large pic.
    www.jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     
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    nice design Michael! I might do the same thanks for the pic

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