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post #1 of 11 Old 01-04-2007, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Is it just me or is the spare tire mount a real pain to remove and reinstall on the older body style trucks. I have a 97 crew cab and has anybody installed a lowering spare tire holder like on the newer models or any other ideas? Thanks
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Is it just me or is the spare tire mount a real pain to remove and reinstall on the older body style trucks. I have a 97 crew cab and has anybody installed a lowering spare tire holder like on the newer models or any other ideas? Thanks
No but sounds like a good project, report back and tell us how it goes!
Be sure and take plenty of pics!
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Why don´t you move your spare on the bed or to the tailgate?
LMCtruck or tiregate.com has nice solutions.
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Hey Grizzly I could move it to the bed but why when there is a place for it were it's out of the way. Just have to look into and come up with a way to modify were it will lower and raise like most trucks these days. It should be quick and easy and not so difficult as this design as if you are trying to use it you have enough troubles already. I post if I figure something out.
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i put the spare of both trucks in the bed.works for us.don't take up that much room.plus i don't have to lay in the snow ever again.like last time i needed it

here is the mount i made

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There maybe a problem of the tyre not going high enough because of the rear fuel tank. It seem like it would be below the rear bumper. I to am working on it, I'll let you know what comes of it.

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I havn't found what i'm looking for just yet but when you use the tire iron to pick up the have to turn the bolt to lower then swing over to drivers side to lower then try to loosen the plasic cap( not easy ) to get the tire off. what a pain. I'll come up with something and post it.
Tubzz I like the mount you made but I have a cover and I carry alot of boxes and need the room. Thanks
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you put it quite clearly: it is so much hazzle to move the spare, see it any way you want it.
So - move it to the bed!
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Thanks for the help Grizzly.
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