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were do ya put it? spare tire?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by vw62rag, Aug 18, 2004.

  1. vw62rag

    vw62rag Registered Member

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    hello, were do you guys put a spare tire? i have 35s on my rig, does any one have it mounted on the tail gate? like on a hinged thing(i dont know what to call it) but it swings open so you can open the tail gate. can you post pics if ya got one, id like to make one my self but i dont know how to mount it to the body by one of the tail lights. i hope youall will understand what im saying
    thanks
     
  2. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    dp_90k5 makes them here, also 4x4iron.com has one too...
     
  3. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    dp_90k5 makes them here

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    Werd. I've got one of his rear bumpers that I'll be hanging a 42 on, really nice stuff. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
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    pvfjr 1/2 ton status

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    Here is a thread if you need a DIY idea.
     
  5. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    I put mine on the trailer where it belongs. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    mouse 1/2 ton status

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    I put my 35" spare right here:
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    /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     
  7. jekquistk5

    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    My spare is still at the tire store till i get enough money /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif
     
  8. mrk5

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    I've got mine on the cargo floor. It's a 33" tire but there looks to be room for a 35".

    I'm going to build a false floor over it. And there is space next to the spare in which I'm going to make pull-out drawer for extra storage.
     
  9. 85mudblazin

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    Thats a good idea, I dont want to loose my rear floor so that would be a good option /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
    -Chris
     
  10. ugly

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    My spare is still at the tire store till i get enough money /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif

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    I have the same problem!

    However, I am building one for my self- very amature welder. big thick welds! I am tring to get better so that I can weld an extension to my cage to hold new(used) seats.

    Check out some photos.

    About the hinge: I bought 3/4" axel and 2 berrings for a smooth swing.. The bumper will have the axel welded to it, and the berrings will be mounted at the end of the tire gate. The berrings will slip onto the axel and have a bolt and washer in the top to keep it frm comming off.

    I would like some ides for latching the gate shut, and rattle resistant?
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    I would like to give credit to some one else for this one, but I don't remember where they are from. I am using this one as a model.

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    ugly 1/2 ton status

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    Re: were do ya put it? spare tire? *DELETED*

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  12. 84gmcjimmy

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    it looks like your trying to link from your desktop or something... upload it to your ck5 picture gallery then re try it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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  14. 1970mustang

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    Has anyone tried to put a spare on the roof. Mabey with one of the storage racks that are made for the roof. It would be more difficult to access, but it would'nt block your rear view and that's one less thing to move to open the rear gate.
     
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    I stick mine up on the roof.
    It's strapped to the stock roof rack, but once I get a better one it'll go on that as well.

    [​IMG]
     
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    mines always on my ars...

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    once I build some rails for my roof rack, I'll put my spare up there. it had a 30" spare that was up there when I bought it. it has a mounting point for the spare that goes through the rim and bolts to the rack. but I still got to get a full size spare /forums/images/graemlins/doah.gif
     
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    79Stomper 1/2 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Here is some of DP's work on my truck. Mounted is a 35 on a 16.5" rim. Will be hanging a 40 from it in a month or so. I also have a second spare that I keep on the inside of the truck.

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    Sorry forgot the picture the first time.

    Boy Scout Motto Be Prepared
     
  19. 77ChevyK10

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    you get a good 3/8 chain and drag it behind you truck
    it works great.
     
  20. Storm Trooper

    Storm Trooper 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I carry a tube and some rubber to cover a rip if it happens.
    Spares weight too much and so do all my tools /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     

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