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What are the bolt holes in the bed ?

Discussion in '1969-1972 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by weldor, Jun 28, 2002.

  1. weldor

    weldor Registered Member

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    There are four bolt holes with 7/16" fine threads in the bed behind the back seat of my '69 Blazer. Anyone know what they were used for? These seem to be factory installed. They have the stamped formed plate under the bed. I was planning to weld them closed, but got curious. Did the factory offer some sort of storage box that was bolted to the floor? These are not bolt holes drilled by a previous owner. I've got evidence of his intelligence, such as, cutting away part of a support brace so that a bolt for the rollbar would fit. Any knowledge of what these four holes are?
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Prolly for the interior tire carrier...

    Rene
     
  3. weldor

    weldor Registered Member

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    An interior tire carrier sounds like a good guess. Has anyone got pictures of this animal? I've never seen one of these. Fact is I've never seen the back seat. When I got this truck it had nothing but rust. I'm slowly getting rid of that. I've welded up about a hundred holes that were used to install carpet. That's when I found the four bolt holes. Again, anyone got pictures of the interior tire carrier?
     
  4. Kev71

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    I've seen them on the brochures, just do some snooping around and you'll find a brochure pic somewhere on this site, ill try and find it and post a link.
     
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    The outer two on mine or for the rear seat. I don`t know about the inner two. My bolt wholes are 1/2`` regular thread.
     
  6. weldor

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    I've got the regular back seat plates that are welded inside of the bed. The other holes have no plates showing from inside of the truck. The support plates are welded under the bed. All holes are on the drivers side. They are laid out in a square with one hole in each corner of the square. Measuring from hole to hole is something like 18"x 14".
     
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    they are for the tire carrier. at least they are in mine i hvae the tire carrier that goes in it but have never put it in and i don't a 38 will fit on it
     
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    Any chance of pictures? I'd really like to see this thing.
     
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    i don't have pictures but i could try to get some
     
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    Ressurection 1/2 ton status

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    Weldor, check out pics of my original interior tire mount. My pic page is:ressurections community page Other than the wheel, the carrier is original. Good luck!
     
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    I really appreciate the pictures of the tire carrier! The only difference that I see is that your tire carrier is in front of the back seat. Is this by choice, or is this by design? Not having a back seat nor a tire carrier I don't know what the original idea was. Thanks again, and thanks to everyone that responded.
     
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    Ressurection 1/2 ton status

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    Ya know, that's a good point! I didn't catch that "behind the rear seat" line in your original post. If my dusty memory serves me right, there may have been an option for location. But, still I think that's the reason for the holes in either case.
    Happy 4th!
     
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    the tire behind the back seat was an option that came when you bought the one with no back seat. maybe someone added the back seat later.

    nathan
     
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    I have the same holes and I used them to bolt down a large ammo can for tools and parts works great, as for tire carrier idea I'm not too sure of that since I had a carrier that bolted to the passenger side wheel well and to where the hard top mounted, my holes are 1/2" though..... /forums/images/icons/confused.gif
     
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    i have one i'm trying to sell acually. i have the pics on my dig camera but the computer isn't complying with the camera so i'll post pics on my site when the kiss and make up! i have the original wheel and polyglass tire too!
     

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