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Old 08-12-2013, 06:48 AM
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Default Spare Tire Bed Mount

Hey guys, I need to mount my spare tire in my bed before I head to college which is a good ways away from my house. My stock spare tire mount can no longer be used because of the way my exhaust is run so I need to make/buy a bed mount for it. I would much rather make one and I already have an idea of how to make one for cheap but I wanted some opinions! I need to make it today or tomorrow or else I'm just gonna have to chain the tire into the bed!
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:59 AM
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Hey guys, I need to mount my spare tire in my bed before I head to college which is a good ways away from my house. My stock spare tire mount can no longer be used because of the way my exhaust is run so I need to make/buy a bed mount for it. I would much rather make one and I already have an idea of how to make one for cheap but I wanted some opinions! I need to make it today or tomorrow or else I'm just gonna have to chain the tire into the bed!
might be cheaper to re route your exhaust?
You can also just through your spare in the bed lol
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:02 AM
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Go to Home Depot and buy a screw jack leg from the scaffolding section bolt it to you box then put your tire in and screw it down, then cut the excess off. Good to go

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Old 08-12-2013, 07:39 AM
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Go to Home Depot and buy a screw jack leg from the scaffolding section bolt it to you box then put your tire in and screw it down, then cut the excess off. Good to go

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That plus drilling a hole and adding a pad lock makes it harder to steal
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:14 AM
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Go to Home Depot and buy a screw jack leg from the scaffolding section bolt it to you box then put your tire in and screw it down, then cut the excess off. Good to go

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Thank you sir, I may be stealing this idea in the future.

To the OP, check out the fabtech bed mounted spare tire carrier. You could probably fab one up for cheaper. Or if you were into it, you could add a cap to your truck and keep it locked.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:26 AM
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Default Re: Spare Tire Bed Mount

No pics of it, but i drilled 2 holes in the bed behind the cab and simply ran bolts. did not care about drilling holes in that bed.


if you want to add i cap... and i love mine.... this is what i did...cheep and easy

Got around to mounting my fire extinguisher.


Also rigged up a place for my spare tire. Got tired of having it bouncing around in the back taking up cargo room. and i no longer have a rack under the bed. So this is the route i took.
Note that my clamps for the cap have a cargo loop. Used a standard exhaust clamp. Very cheep and working quite well. If I did not have the loop on the cap clamp I was going to mount one to the side of the bed.






Working well....
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:49 AM
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Go to Home Depot and buy a screw jack leg from the scaffolding section bolt it to you box then put your tire in and screw it down, then cut the excess off. Good to go

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http://m.homedepot.ca/product/produc...938859&lang=EN
That's a good idea!
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:43 PM
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That's a good idea!
Thanks ! I needed a way to strap a spare to my basket, that's was the cheapest way I could think of. Hell you can put 2 tired on there if you need
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:31 AM
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Default Re: Spare Tire Bed Mount

Thanks guys! I think I'm gonna opt for the good ole screw two straps under the truck box and wrap them around the tire!
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