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Swing away Spare tire carrier

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by chosen1, Jan 1, 2002.

  1. chosen1

    chosen1 Registered Member

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    Does anyone have any information on a factory swing away spare tire carrier for my 78 K5? I would like to buy a COMPLETE Assembly, also would like if someone could send me detailed photos. Where can I get one? and how much $$$$$$?? Are these Strong??? Thanks for your time!!!!
     
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    if you want one for bigger tires look into what Sec offers. they have a set up that looks factory but is way stronger. go to project vechicles and click on UAV. there should be a section at the bottom for SEC.

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    Fredd over at SEC is recovering from major heart surgery so is not currently fabbing bumpers. Mo. Offroad Outfitters has a swing away rear. Check their site - I think the link for their truss (that will also take you to bumpers) is on CK5 home page.
     
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    <a target="_blank" href=http://www.mooffroadoutfitters.rockcrawler.com>Missouri Offroad Outfitters</a> they should have what you want.....

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    Warn also sells one that attaches to their bumper

    C'moe

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    The factory (GM) swing away cariers are not very strong and the sheetmetal attachment points eventually break out. Poor choice for tire carriers. Most after market ones are much stronger.

    87 K5, 427BBC,D60 &amp; 14BFF, NV4500, NP208, TSM disc's,
     
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    The strength of most swing away carriers is not the question in most cases. The strength of the tailgate sheetmetal is not strong enough to support the tire carrier without either interior or exterior reinforcement. Believe me, I've got the ripped sheetmetal to prove it!!!!!!
     
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    Or you could build your own. Check this one out at my site. Made with 2x2 tubing and a trailer hub. Talk about strong! But you better have the strong bumper to weld it to. Even this channel bumper flexes a little when I put my weight on the carrier when it's open.

    Brian
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    As others have said, these are not the greatest setup for even 31" tires probably. I plan on running one, but definitely have to come up with a way to reinforce everything to put a 33 on it, if it will even fit.

    As well, no proof so far that these are even factory. Almost certainly not a factory option for 81-91's. I've no proof to back that up, except for 85-86 there are none listed in the GM parts manual. The 1982 service manual does not cover any exteriror tire mount, nor, if I remember correctly, does the "owners manual" for an '86. Also, I have yet to see an option code for the exterior spare tire carrier, (K5 specific) regardless of year.

    if GM had produced and installed these, I have a feeling they would have done a better job reinforcing the body. If you notice, as you see these mounts on trucks, there are at least two different styles, one with a "support" bar along the upper side of the tailgate, and others with just a 3 bolt bracket on the tailgate.

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