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swing away tire rack...

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by mudduck1, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. mudduck1

    mudduck1 Newbie

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    i am looking for a swing away tire rack for my '73 k5 does anyone know where to find one or does anyone have a print to build one ? also does anyone have access to any sites specifically for restoration parts?? i have all the typical stuff like classic ind. , lmc truck , jc whitney ,ect. but they really don't cover the k5 , it's almost like they forgot how cool these trucks are.
     
  2. dremu

    dremu Officious Thread Derailer Premium Member

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    JCW used to have the swing away carriers. With the advent of big tires they've become a bit unpopular, as they'll just tear your sheetmetal up, even, with, say, a 33" x 12.5". Cough. :doah:

    That said you can find them used on Craigslist, Ebay, etc all the time.

    LMC has a catalog specifically for Blazers, I don't know how that doesn't cover the K5.

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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Well how is this?
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    It was made by a super nice guy by the name of chris who has a company called http://www.crboffroad.com/ great to deal with.
     
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    Cmoe 1/2 ton status

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    I can send you pic's of my '74 with swing out spare tire... you will need to make extra bracing if you want to do it right...
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