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roll bars

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by superablefour, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. superablefour

    superablefour Newbie

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    Is there a stock roll bar for a 86 k5 or are they all custem made?
    Also , does anyone make a swinging spare tire holder that bolts on the rear so you can still drop your gate?
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    The factory offered a rear rollbar for the half-cab trucks (i.e. 76-91), but they are fairly rare. The only front rollbars that came factory were for 1974-1975 on the full-convertable trucks.

    OTOH, there are lots of aftermarket bars and cages, kits, etc.

    Vic Hickey and Valley Industries both used to make the swing-away style carrier, suitable for a gas can and a stock size spare tire. I've hung a 33" on one, and it was ... iffy, at best. The tailgate sheetmetal got torn up a bit. I ended up putting it onto my pickup, but I welded a tube THROUGH the tailgate for the attachment point :deal:

    Anyway, the carriers are made new, that I know of -- JC Whitney may still have them -- but there are LOTS of them out there, junkyards, newspaper ads, Craigslist, Ebay, etc.

    -- A
     
  3. superablefour

    superablefour Newbie

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    Thanks for the info and the tip on the sheetmetal
     

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