Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Tire Rack

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Crunk_K5_1984, Apr 3, 2003.

  1. Crunk_K5_1984

    Crunk_K5_1984 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Posts:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kosciusko, Mississippi
    Anyone have or know where I could find a tire rack for my spare?? I kinda want one that mounts on the tailgate that swings out so's you can get to the bed. A roof rack would be kinda cool to, but I don't know how much weight the roof can hold up???? Thanks and /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  2. mirage

    mirage Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Az
    Roof racks are awesome, though it's a pain to lift the tire up there. I made one for my blazer and had about half a ton up there on several occassions. No damage to the top or anything. Though I would probably recommend going with a swing away bumper, though they can get pretty pricey.
     
  3. Crunk_K5_1984

    Crunk_K5_1984 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2003
    Posts:
    87
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Kosciusko, Mississippi
    Did you have a roll cage?? I don't have one and that would be able to support a lot more weight than w/o one....
     
  4. mirage

    mirage Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2002
    Posts:
    37
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Mesa, Az
    No roll cage, just attached it at the corners of the fiberglass top (or near the corners, I guess). I've got some pics of it at:
    http://www.jaredsgarage.com/gallery/RoofRack1
    http://www.jaredsgarage.com/gallery/RoofRack2
    http://www.jaredsgarage.com/gallery/RoofRack3

    and on the truck at
    http://www.jaredsgarage.com/gallery/83Blazer

    Nothing special to the mounting, just used some hinges. Haven't had any problems with it, though the truck handles a bit differently with all that weight up there /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  5. Tybee

    Tybee 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2001
    Posts:
    1,565
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Centennial, CO
    Looks like a bird cage to me!!! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     

Share This Page