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Spare Tire Mounting Question

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rev, Nov 16, 2004.

  1. rev

    rev Guest

    Sorry to ask a bonehead question...but I'm having trouble figuring out the mounting for my spare tire. I have an '86 CUCV / Blazer, one where the spare mounts on a rack in the back on the right hand side. When I bought it, there was no spare. Now that I have salvaged one, I want to mount it on the rack, but it seems like there should be something in the center of the wheel for the bolt to go through. Am I nuts? Is there in fact a missing piece? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
    Thanks for the help!
     
  2. randy88k5

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    Im not sure what hardware you have or not. There is a fairly long carriage bolt that fits in the slot of the tire mount. Your wheel fits flush up against the mount. Then a large washer, large enough to fit over the hole in the wheel, goes into the center, and the bolt goes through that. Then you have capured nut on what resembles a handle, that tightens everyting down. It is an extremely simple design. Sorry I dont have a picture, maybe someone else will.

    Also, dont plan on mounting bigger than about a 33 in there. Even with a 33, the rear seat is pushed forward a bit, and the tailgate is a little hard to shut. Unless, of course, do dont have or dont use the rear bench seat.
     
  3. rev

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    aha...just as I thought. It's the flat washer that I'm missing. Any idea where I can find one?
     
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    Also, dont plan on mounting bigger than about a 33 in there. Even with a 33, the rear seat is pushed forward a bit, and the tailgate is a little hard to shut. Unless, of course, do dont have or dont use the rear bench seat.

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    33'S is it , I have a little breathing room , but not enough for most 35's . The backseat will fit , but the tire may touch , but the seat has give . Also , mount the tire and rim backwards and it will stand up straighter next to the wheeltubs /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

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