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Old 07-05-2011, 10:23 AM
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Default Retrofit Spare Tire Swing arm?

Got some nice beefy tires, and i want to get a 5th matching wheel and tire, and mount it somewhere cool. Heres what im up against


-Wont fit under in stock location
-Cant use a prerunner style bed spare carrier cause of my tonneau
-Dont have the money for Tiregate

I want thinking maybe there is a way to retrofit a jeep wrangler spare tire holder onto my tail gate? or perhaps a bronco II swing arm holder? I am a junk yard feind and would love to beat the system and not pay 700 dollars to mount my spare.

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:24 AM
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Default Re: Retrofit Spare Tire Swing arm?

find a bumper/swing arm off one of those trucks then find a way to mount it. if it were me, i'd try and make the swinger mount to the bumper instead of to the body
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:37 AM
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Default Re: Retrofit Spare Tire Swing arm?

I have been thinking of doing the same thing! I have been searching craigslist for a cherokee or wrangler aftermarket carrier to hack up and use.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:40 AM
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chevy, but similar idea to what i pictured





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Old 07-05-2011, 10:41 AM
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^ its a little more bulky than what I had thought about but a good design!
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:35 AM
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Bronco 2



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Old 07-05-2011, 12:56 PM
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Default Re: Retrofit Spare Tire Swing arm?

If you mount on the body just make sure you reinforce it really well. I know the full size Bronco spare mounts could only handle a certain size tire then the weight started to destroy the sheet metal of the body.

What size tire is it? I had a 32 under mine and Alon has had a 33 under his on the stock spare holder.
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Old 07-05-2011, 03:18 PM
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Default Re: Retrofit Spare Tire Swing arm?

I have a 32 inch spare, but i also have dual exhaust, so it was tight even with my 235 tires i had before. I like the look of that bronco 2 set up. Any idea on how that was done?
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