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Spare Tire Mount Pics.

I finally got my full size spare tire and made the mount for it. I got the idea from another member here(can't remember his name to give him credit for the idea though). I used (1) 8" eye bolt and (1) 12" carriage bolt and a few nuts and washers and drilled one hole through the bed rail. Cost less than $10. Let me know what yinz think .

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Not bad man if it does the trick it does the trip thats all that matters....good job on it looks good!
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Looks good. How far away from the top of the cap is it?
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kinda looks like it could break.

cool idea tho
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kinda looks like it could break.

cool idea tho
It shouldn't. Both bolts are 1/2" and shouldn't go anywhere. I expect the bolts will turn and losen a little in the next couple of days, but I'll tighten them down.

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Looks good. How far away from the top of the cap is it?
An inch or two. I didn't really look, but not much room at all. The tire sits on the wheel well and the front bed rail.
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I was thinking about doing the exact same thing with my spare! Nice to know it will work great.
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Size:  89.3 KB i know that one picture is a little hard to see, i tried taking it through the window of the cap. ive had my spare mounted in the bed for about as long as ive had the truck. i havent had any problems with mine staying put. the last pic is with the original spare, ive put that tire in my trailer now and use one of my winter wheels for a truck spare now, also put the 4-bar between the tire and box.
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looks good, trig!
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tried to get some better ones of mine, had better luck tonight taking a pic thru the glass window at the j-bolt/eyebolt. ive got a good bit of space between tire and cap, 235/15 tire. in the winter i'll just put one of the "summer" tires in. Name:  Picture409005.jpg
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i like it
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i see where Zack is coming from. It just looks like the fiberglass that the bolt is through could break if the bolt was to be push back and forth
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looks good
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i see where Zack is coming from. It just looks like the fiberglass that the bolt is through could break if the bolt was to be push back and forth
It also goes through the bedrail it is secure. The fiberglass was actually a pain to drill though.

Thanks for the compliments.
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looks familiar Justin did that to his 1993
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I really like that idea! Mine just sits in the front of the bed taking up space. I have a matching stock rim though and that idea won't work well since the lug nuts are recessed into the rim. Heck why not mount it to the roof of the shell, the inside of the shell.

Here is a similiar product.

http://www.homeproductsnmore.com/v/v...re-tire-mount/

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sounds like it should hold then, and looks like Bryan showed you atleast saved about 50$
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looks familiar Justin did that to his 1993
That where I got the idea from, I just couldn't remember his name.

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I really like that idea! Mine just sits in the front of the bed taking up space. I have a matching stock rim though and that idea won't work well since the lug nuts are recessed into the rim. Heck why not mount it to the roof of the shell, the inside of the shell.

Here is a similiar product.

http://www.homeproductsnmore.com/v/v...re-tire-mount/
That product will not work on a Ranger. Well at least not with a 32" tire. The eye hook site above the frame rail because the tires sits on the wheel well and the front of the bed rail. I thought about building something similar, but it would just cost more to accomplish the same thing.
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