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Old 01-14-2016, 09:00 PM   #1351
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The spare tire carrier in the down position.


And...with the tire in rough position.

It will have a cable and crank hoisting system and two locking latches to keep it up.
Very nice!! I like that a lot. I might have to look at doing something similar.
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Old 01-14-2016, 10:50 PM   #1352
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Thanks Hv --- A lot of folks say that with duallies a spare is not needed but I am too old school to run cross country without one. The remainder of the mechanisms will be coming soon. Also, I plan on spending a lot of time out in the boonies rather than Wallydocking, so a couple of flats could be a major issue. Getting a tow/repair truck out into the middle of Big Bend is a much bigger deal than at a truckstop on I-40.
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:09 AM   #1353
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Just out of curiousity, are all 6 wheel rims the same on your basic 10-bolt skoolie? Not the 5-bolt "star" rims, but the more common ones. I.e., is there any chance that carrying one spare might still leave you up the creek without a paddle?
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Old 01-15-2016, 09:25 AM   #1354
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Howdy Dan --- Good question, but all of my wheels are the same. It was (and still is) a common Chevy practice to use ten lug rims all around but only employ five of them on the front. My rims are actually from a late 90's Chevy 3500 which is consistent with the Dana 80 rear axle I installed. The bolt pattern was identical to my original 1946 pattern. The only difference is that the center hole on the new rims (they are what is called "hub-piloted") are a quarter inch larger in diameter. That was an easy fix. I made a pair of adapters that are mounted onto the front axle. Now any rim can go any where.
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Old 01-15-2016, 12:20 PM   #1355
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Hey Tango, are you bending the exhaust yourself? if you are what kind of pipe bender do you use?

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Old 01-15-2016, 01:11 PM   #1356
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Hey J --- Negative on the bending. I needed mandrel bends to avoid all the wrinkles you get otherwise. Had the tube work done by the folks at StainlessWorks. Never could find anyone local that had the mandrels for 3" pipe. The pieces will go together using stainless butt clamps instead of welding. Should make it easier to deal with down the road.

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Old 01-16-2016, 11:18 AM   #1357
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A helping hand

'Morning Tango. I wanted to get this posted as soon as possible before you did any more work on your sissy bar or your back porch. I think I can hook you up with this guy so the two of you can talk design. It looks to me like he has come up with a combination sissy bar/back porch--and like always, I've got your best interests at heart. No thanks necessary.

Anyway, keep on building so we can meet up somewhere and terrorize all the other Skoolies. Jack













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Old 01-16-2016, 11:40 AM   #1358
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I really like these, they always work. Not sure if it would be heavy enough though. Well, plus, you already built a rack so just ignore my thoughts.

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Hey OPUS --- Me likee! I've been looking at different crank options...what is that rascal out of?
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There's a plethora of them here. Some chain, some cable.

Spare Wheel Tire Hoist Mount Carrier Chain | eBay

I have an '84 Toyota pickup. The spare tire has NEVER been taken out in 10+ yrs. I decided to take it out a while ago cause its been forever flat. This thing wasnt going to budge. I sprayed it with some PB. 5 mins later, out it came.

Totally impressed! I thought I would bust once I reefed on it. I like the chain better than the cable.
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