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FORD BRONCO II stock swing away tire rack

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has anyone attempted to attach this on there ranger yet? i understand that the biger tires dont fit under the spare tire mount and i dont want to put it in my bed i like the bed space so i was thinking off adding something like this. any ideas on how to mount it?
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also my bed is step side and F/G, i figure i would need to shotrten it but how would i mount it to the F/G bed? maybe all the way thru to the metal inside of the bed
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the bedsides will not support the weight of a tire and will rip right through. There was a guy on here that did it and it destroyed his bed.
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make a custom bumper that has a swing away for the tire rack.

chad is right about the bed not supporting the weight. broncos and BIIs were designed to handle that weight on the tail gate mainly cuz of the enclosed area and the extra reinforcements that were put in at the factory.

since our beds are open, it would make the bed start to twist from the weight of the tire.
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what size tire are you needing to mount? I have a 32 under my bed...
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what size tire are you needing to mount? I have a 32 under my bed...
im going to purchase 32's but i need to mount a hitch and was told that it wouldnt fit with the hitch on there.
plus i like the look of being able to see the full size spare on a 4x4 but i dont want to give up the bed space
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thanks alot guy, i would have never known those existed. i think im going to look into this one
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is anyone running this piece? maybe i can try to make a replica but make it look more like a regular talegate, any suggestions on how to mount it to the bed?
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Do what I did just got w/out a spare
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I know Scott from Maine is on his sport trac but I can not remember his screen name right now.


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that website has some pretty good ideas. i wonder if they can offset the tire towards the hinge so you can mount a gas tank next to the tire.
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i have a hitch with my 32:
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I couldn't even get my 31" under the bed of my truck. It just wouldn't fit. the orginal spare had a hard time fitting too.
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I've thought the same thing after seeing some nice ones on an explorer site.

That tire gate thing is pretty cool. The more I look at these the more I like them. I might have to try and make one of these, maybe the prerunner style.

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i have a hitch with my 32:
do you have a lift of any kind or are you stock, and what hitch do you have
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stock suspension. I have an off brand hidden style hitch
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Interesting, my stock 225/70-15 barely fits under my bed and it rubs the Reese hitch that I have now.
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