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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by pauly383, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    I have it in my head now that I want the spare tire outside , so I have more room , and to facillitate cage installation in my Blazer .

    Easiest solution :

    receiver hitch spare tire carrier
    second receiver tube offset in my bumper so I can still tow sometimes with my in bumper one .

    I can get the second tube either from the internet or an old hitch lying around . I hate to cut up a useful hitch though ....... hmmm 14.95 , and I can still use the hitch I got if I score another Blazer . Think I am going to buy a receiver tube .

    Sounds easy . I will post up pics after I order stuff up and weld it up :D
     
  2. goldwing2000

    goldwing2000 Guest

    Check your local trailer supply store. I've bought two receiver tubes that way. I use them for winch mounts (one on the front of the truck, one on the car hauler).
     
  3. BUDDY

    BUDDY 1/2 ton status

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    You know what won't be easy about that?

    Opening the tailgate.

    Of course, you live in AZ, why do you need a tailgate?

    Later,
    Buddy
     
  4. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    What is so hard about pulling a pin , removing the spare :dunno:

    Otherwise I could mod it I guess easily enough . I never really thought about it , I don't open it unless I absolutely have to anyway .
     
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    roadnotca 3/4 ton status

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    Thats part of what I was looking for. Make it similar to the adjustable height hitches, except adjust up and down with a car jack mechanism and whatever cradle or plate at the foot; so you can jack up the spare instead of breaking your back.
    click d click d click
     
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    What size trailer? Make your spare mount male on the truck end and female on the trailer end. Then you can have both. Or is that your idea? Sorry Im a visual guy. I like porn lol.:haha:
     
  7. pauly383

    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Its a 3000 pound pop up camper , 150 pound tonque weight , friction sway control . I am using the Blazer for trips where I am wheeling and camping .

    I am not mounting the spare to the trailer , I won't take the trailer every trip .

    At least until I can afford a diesel , a set of rails and hitch , a gooseneck trailer that will take the pop up without wheels ala therobzilla .
     
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    I get it but what Im saying is use your standard stinger(male) which slides into your hitch. Weld 2.5" box over the 2" box (stinger) and mount your spare to that. Then you can leave the spare on and still have a place for a ball carrying stinger. You end up with the hitch which is female spare mount that is male into the hitch and female out to the ball for the trailer and all is still removable.(2 pins) Hope I make sense. Maybe I need a beer.
     
  9. pauly383

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    That gives me a good idea on how to make a drop hitch for mine since I can't find any with a long enough drop. I think I could have like 1/4 inch plate encompass both the top square and the bottom for strength. Like cut holes in 1/4 inch and slide the square tubing thru and then box in the uprights. Maybe use 4 pieces of 1/4 and then 2 peices of square for the part that slides into the bumper and the part that the reciever slides and pins into.

    Thanks for the idea.

    Time to go visit MetalMelter!!
     
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    I'd like to see how yours turns out. I want to have a spare tire mount out of the hitch but don't need to tow anything. I'll be mounting 35" tires on it in the spring when I get them. Do build up on it if you would. I have great intrest in how you do the project.:D
     
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    IF you want the hitch reciever part so you can just weld it on, go to walmart and get the one that bolts to a bumper hitch. its like $20
     
  13. goldwing2000

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    How much drop do you need? I got a Putnam adjustable drop hitch that goes down like 10.5". Got it off eBay for like $40 shipped.

    edit: Sorry... 10 7/8" http://www.putnamhitch.com/products_mounts.html#adjustsaddle
     
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    70jimmy 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    How much drop do you need? I got a Putnam adjustable drop hitch that goes down like 10.5". Got it off eBay for like $40 shipped.


    I need 16 inches of drop minimum!!
    Some idiot put 7 inches of lift and 37's on and tucked the bumpers up high:o



    And you take the spare off when "the need arises".:blush: :D

    http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/NTESearch?storeId=6970&N=0&Ntk=All&Ntt=toilet%20se at&Nty=1&D=toilet%20seat&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial& Dx=mode+matchallpartial

    If you had this it would be adjustable for kids or adults!!
     
  16. goldwing2000

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    Yikes. You're gonna need that double hitch AND a drop bar! :eek1:

    Or you could just do like I did and build the trailer to fit the truck. Tongue is like 30" off the ground and running 33s.

    I actually use a 4" RISE hitch when I pull it.:D
     
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    I found a 7 3/4 drop at pep Boys before Moab , it almost lets the trailer sit level .

    The dual adapter while towing is gonna make it sit level .
     
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    As far as the spare getting in the way of the gate is concerned, take a look at some of the reciever mounted bike racks. Some are built to pull a pin and fold down for gate access. No, one of from a bike rack won't take the abuse of holding a 35" (or even a 31") but it might give you an starting point to make it pivot.

    I might incorporate your Idea into what I'm thinking to do for my custom rear bumper...
     

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