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Spare tire carrier

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by DJ Contracting, Sep 11, 2008.

  1. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    I posted this on plowsite as well

    So i had to cut my spare tire carrier off and now i'm looking to install something that will work a year from now not the junk that Chevy makes and i don't want my tire in the back of my truck. Does anybody have or has anybody made up a new way to hang their spare tire under their trucks?
  2. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    man every body wants to get them out from underneath ! if you dont like the cable make a retro 60's tire bracket that hinges down . or mount one out front of the bumper !:confused:
  3. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    Well if i put it on the front bumper where will i put my snow plow thanks anyway
  4. seabee1

    seabee1 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 239

    now your making it tough ! the old truck's had a lever bracket that hinged down but they were a pain also ! do you have a ladder rack on it also that you can mount it on the side ?
  5. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    No i don't have a ladder rack and i would like to keep it under and out of the way thanks Joe
  6. topsites

    topsites LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 21,653

    Mount it on top of the cab.

    How about off the tailgate, Jeep style.
  7. Swampy

    Swampy LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,435

    or to the top the hood, but you got to start speaking Australian like Crocodile Dunn Dee "Geday mate" :laugh::laugh::laugh:

    My buddy from back in high school broke his off his 85 F1fixme and just welded a bracket on the bulkhead of the box.

    Or my Idea is run a piece of C channel between the frame rails with a couple of studs through the center of it. Use actual lug nuts and studs for the truck that your putting it on to have a couple of quick replacements and you also won't round out your spare rim.
  8. GravelyNut

    GravelyNut LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,594

    What's been the trouble with the underframe carrier?
  9. DJ Contracting

    DJ Contracting LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 487

    It's a cable opperated system and of coarse it is only used when you need your spare tire and by that time after years of not being used the cable unit rust and you can't lower the spare which sucks anyway ford used to have a system that had a hook and latch that seemed to work ok.
  10. Riley Lawn Service

    Riley Lawn Service LawnSite Member
    Messages: 70

    just make a bracket in your bad that would hold it up against the back of your bed and you would still have plenty of room.

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