New Interior Tire Carrier

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by GeoRoss, Nov 5, 2005.

  1. GeoRoss

    GeoRoss

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    Well, a new rear bumper is not in the budget for some time, so where to put the tire so I don't scrape it, inside. I had it flat secured to one of the third row seat floor hooks. One week of field work showed that this doesn't work well if you need to carry 4 seven gallon water containers, gear, cooler, etc.

    I had seen several upright tire carriers, but they were all home made unique items. Slee I think has something in the works, but I'm not sure if it requires the removal of some of the third row seat hardware, not an option for me. So it looks like I would need to make my own.

    What do you do if you can't weld and don't have time to learn how or find someone to do it for you? You make a bolt on. It looks abit 'redneck', but it works. I need to make some alterations on the base and the lower cross member (use plate instead of L shape), but it works. I also need to incorporate some duct tape and bailing wire for this to be a true 'redneck tire mount'.

    If you would like a measured drawing (Big Red Tablet, done in crayon) and a parts list, please paypal $19.99 to "redneck_industies" and you too can solve your tire storage dilemma without putting a big dent in your wallet.
    tire_carrier-01-01.jpg carrier_close_up1-01.jpg
     
  2. riverguide

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    looks very nice. :)
     
  3. gbell210

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    cool a giant erector set . As long as it works Functionality first, then style.
     
  4. Wrench

    Wrench One Bashed Up 80

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    HA HA gbell I was thinking the samething!
     
  5. Land Schmoozer

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    geoross

    this looks interesting. could you take two more photos. one of how it's bolted to the floor, i assume via the seat mounts. second of ho you have it bolted to the seat mount rail. just some closeups.

    thanks!
     
  6. GeoRoss

    GeoRoss

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    There is nothing much about the mounting of this tinker-toy erector set. I used u-bolts for attachment. It was pretty easy to assemble.

    Ross
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  7. Land Schmoozer

    Land Schmoozer

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    thanks, going to give it a try!
     
  8. MaddBaggins

    MaddBaggins Remember the KnightRider!

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    That worked out pretty good Ross. Great solution until you get your rear bumper :cool:
     
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    do ducttape is optional, eh?
     
  10. concretejungle

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    cheap and effective... i like it.
     
  11. Tyler Durden

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    :clap: I envisioned a trip to Lowe's to select those exact materials to build myself a tire carrier. Thanks for the visual.:cheers:
     
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    nice redneck tech for interior tire carrier and very cheap.
     
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    You think?
     
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    "Ghetto-fab*"!











    *fabulous...
     
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    93yotasr5 Molon Labe

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    A good redneck would add a few more sharp edges and more pointed ends to hang his drawers on. :flipoff2:
     
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