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Low-Buck Spare Tire Mount

Posted in How To: Wheels Tires on March 1, 2012 Comment (0)
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BluFerd, our ’79 Ranch Raptor (aka F-150) is a good truck, but even though it’s shod with the tough General Grabbers we’d hate to walk home from the back forty if we ever encounter a flat tire. We mounted up a fifth 35-inch Grabber on a 15x8 Mickey Thompson Sidebiter as a spare tire and in an afternoon wrangled a homebrew bedside mount for the big rubber.


Our goal was simple: Head to the local farm supply hardware store and come home with parts to build a simple yet tough mount for the spare, all while keeping bed space open for hauling lumber, logs, bales, and hogs. Mounting the spare underneath is a good option, but many larger tires don’t fit in the stock location. As a challenge we wanted to see if we could do it without the welder or tube bender, as many readers don’t have those higher-dollar tools. Here’s what we came up with for under $50. You could probably do it even cheaper.

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General Tire
Charlotte, NC 28288
Ingersoll Rand
Kobalt Tools


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