Any external tire racks that mount to the body instead of the bumper?

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  1. WantedaDodge

    WantedaDodge 1/2 ton status

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    I saw a bronco today that had the tire rack mounted to the body instead of the bumper... Any way I could get one of these instead of a bumper mounted one?

    I'd like to use the Con Ferr adapter as well to also carry a 5gal jerry can.
     
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    Yeah, that was a factory option for Blazers as well. You can probably find one at the junk yard.

    I have one on mine. It seams to be pretty sterdy, but I like the bumper mount carriers better, especially if you want to add more weight to it other than the tire.
     
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    Check out JC Whitney. I think they had them a few years back...
     
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    http://coloradok5.com/photos/data/500/499762-med.JPG

    That a pic of the one on my 76. It was made by Valley Industries. This item is no longer made. It was the "factory" option product. I have found 3 on this site for sale. Run an add in the wanted section and/or keep your eye's on the for sale's. The only problem i had with it, is that it does stress the body a bit. I have one on my 89, It pulled the lower part of the 1/4 panel out a bit. I am going to stiffen it up and run a support to the tail support panel to help reduce flexing.
     
  5. HarryH3

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    I've got one out in the garage. You would need to fab up some backing plates to mount it to the body. $50 plus shipping and it's yours. :xmas:
     
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    hey your pm storage is full pm or email me would like some pics of it if it would fit an 81 k5.


    mxfireman@frontiernet.net
     

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