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ok...where the heck do I put my tire?

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

  1. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    I wanted to put it inside but with a fuel cell and toolbox in there, plus it's bobbed 12", I dont think it'll go. maybe but I have big doubts. I dont like hanging it off the rear cause it's in the way of the rear window and I like seeing behind me. I probably wont have side mirrors so I'd like to have the rearview work. If i hang it lower on the back, there goes my departure angle that I worked to hard to get. What about over the cage on top? Too much weight up high? It's only a 36" TSL/R. Dang I may be able to put it over the toolbox but the top of the tire would sit about 10" over the top of the bedrail...maybe if i could get a 36" buckshot for the spare, they're about 9" wide...hmmmm....any suggestions from the crowd?

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    If you are going to make a cage. Make a shelf rack or a tire holder on the inside of the cage. Or put it on your head and announce your a tire angel!!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
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  4. laketex

    laketex 3/4 ton status

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    yeah great ideas guys. LOL I might go in search of a buckshot for the back...

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    Tires are supposed to go onto your wheels. Then once you mount them on the wheel, you are supposed to mount the tire and wheel combo to the hub. If you fail to do this, you will be riding on your brake rotors!

    Are you going to have a full cage in the rear of your ride?

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    Mabie a swing out carrier that mounts the tire on the drivers side and you can rake/tilt it forward , kida like the UAV but to the drivers side.
    An x-first gen buddy of mine (he sold it) had his spare up on top of his cage, 35"BFG, it looked kewl and to get it down and up he would roll it up the side bar. Duno if I would want it up there or not??
    There should be a 'sweet spot' that a custom carrier in the rear could place your spare in the right spot so not to take away from your departure angle and have it low enough and to the drivers side so you can still see.
    my .02c

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    Wait a minute you removed your tank and put in a fuel cell and bobbed the back of your blazer 12" and you haven't sent us any pics. These could very well be grounds for dismissal, or atleast a serious scolding, shame on you. I want pics!!![​IMG][​IMG]

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  8. laketex

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    give me a couple weeks chev fumes, it aint finished yet. LOL

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    I have my 35" BFG up on top of my cage on a Con Ferr rack...I don't notice any difference as far as the weight tipping me over at all...maybe I am used to it now, but it is nice to have it up and out of the way...plus the rack is great for lights and miscellaneous stuff on trips...
     
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    Give up your rear seat and make any passengers sit on the spare !! If you need your spare, the passengers have to climb out first.....and they can pull the spare out for you! Then...since they have the spare in hand, they might as well change it too! OH...now you tell me you're by yourself...

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    LOL @89....yeah it'd sure be easier if I removed the rear seat but one of my design parameters is that i have to keep it. This is my funtime cruzer as well as trail rig, gotta have seating for all the ladies. oh wait, getting married....i mean the dog. haha. I'll have a bench in front and buckets in back, how weird is that?

    I think i'm going to put in the cell against the partition and bolted to the floor. Then I'll fab a toolbox that takes the rest of the floor to the back and stretches side to side. Same height as the cell. Then I'll make a hinged frame for the tire and mount it over the two where it'll lift up and have a prop rod or gas shocks so I can access my toolbox easily. It's gonna be strange, yeah i'll take pics.

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    There's some guys over at Pirate4x4 who have done that on top of a cage deal with the spare.... might wanna check them out because I have yet to see anything like that on here. It looks pretty cool too! [​IMG]

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    yeah yeah mike very funny dude. I saw that just thought I'd harrass you on icq first. I'm going full family style cage to the rear of the back seats. That's where the partition will be so I'll have a convertible crew cab ultra short bed. Top is coming off this saturday.

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    I agree w/Burt4X4. That is what I am going to do because you are right--its impossible to see out the back if it is mounted behind the passenger side.
     
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    There you go!! Buckets in the back with a 36" center armrest.

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    top of the cage is a good idea.thats where id put it in your case.as far as too much weight up high,its a 150-200 lb tire and wheel,in relation to the other 4500 lbs for the rest of the rig,you WONT feel it up there.plus its good for shade![​IMG]

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    strap it to the top!

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    What about some sort of desert-racer style, angled carrier in the back? Not sure of your layout, but could your tools be stored in some custom lockers built into the bedsides, rather than an in-the-bed box? Just a few thoughts to stir the pot...

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