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Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: hardshell] #1095774 Mon Apr 06 2015 09:09 AM
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Denny Graham Offline
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I know you're no a greenie here Craig, but a newbie might not
know that some of us are into those tiny details. And those tiny
details are what keeps the hobby interesting.
I mean....a cotter pin....three pages of discussion???
dg

Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: hardshell] #1095921 Tue Apr 07 2015 02:40 AM
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52Carl Offline
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Well lets shoot for 4 pages. I am still trying to figure out what the purpose is for that cotter pin/slight swivel arrangement.
Carl

Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: hardshell] #1095931 Tue Apr 07 2015 03:25 AM
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Denny Graham Offline
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My guess would be that they needed it to slide to accommodate
different size tires Carl. The cotter pin was simply a cheap
inexpensive off the shelf way of retaining it. Could very easily
been a long clevis pin but then you would still need a second
part....a cotter pin.


Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: hardshell] #1095946 Tue Apr 07 2015 05:36 AM
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stoveboltgator Offline
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Are there any other more modern trucks that have a similar rack that is compatible with our Stovebolts? This is a hidden, utilitarian item that I am not very "picky" about in a restoration to near-stock condition, so I may cut a corner here and look for something more findable at the local boneyard... if possible. Any suggestions?

Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: stoveboltgator] #1096068 Tue Apr 07 2015 10:20 PM
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DADS50 Offline
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Originally Posted by stoveboltgator
Are there any other more modern trucks that have a similar rack that is compatible with our Stovebolts? This is a hidden, utilitarian item that I am not very "picky" about in a restoration to near-stock condition, so I may cut a corner here and look for something more findable at the local boneyard... if possible. Any suggestions?


Not sure what year truck you have but take a look at this

http://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1095900#Post1095900
Originally Posted by bartamos
I wrote this a few years back. Mostly did it for Panels and Burbs but use the idea to fit your truck. It got published in Custom Classic Trucks Mag. Click on the first article.

http://www.hotrod.com/search/?q=wind%20up%20spare



I also read on another site a guy used a underbed carrier off a 1979 ford pickup

Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: hardshell] #1096079 Tue Apr 07 2015 11:32 PM
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Deve Offline
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They sell aftermarket underbed spare tire carrier systems for the AD. At least Jim Carter was doing it for awhile, not sure if he still offers them. Going that route, you wouldn't have alot of fabrication to do. In truth, it wouldnt be that hard to design an underbed spare tire carrier. Rather than all of that sliding crap, you could just put a hinge on the back side. If that isnt your thing, a drawer slide. If I wasnt so busy already, I could draw something up.. so if I can do it, anyone can.


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Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: hardshell] #1096085 Tue Apr 07 2015 11:54 PM
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Re: Spare tire rack under bed. [Re: hardshell] #1102217 Tue May 12 2015 04:59 AM
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Cutting this one off an inch would be a lot easier than making one.
http://www.imperialsupplies.com/item/0707570


I agree. Even an extra 1" length to spread apart would not hurt anything except at a Concours show.

Harold

Last edited by Harold46; Wed May 20 2015 02:33 AM.

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