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Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Drjames - November 12th, 2016, 2:18 am

Hey! New here but not to my '01 E. While cursing though pictures of fully build overland rigs,I couldn't help but wonder if any one has made a rear spare tire mount for the E. Much like a Jeep or Landy. I figured there is no reason why I couldn't mount something like this right to the hatch:
http://www.4wheelparts.com/Bumpers-Tire ... UG11585.01


I think it would look slick and keep it off the roof,Plus maybe a spot trail jack somehow...


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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Mike Dee - November 12th, 2016, 9:20 am

Thats interesting, dont think I've seen one before but I would want to reinforce the hatch right behind the bracket. Not sure if it comes with big washers or a steel plate or anything, but that would be a lot of weight added to a door that probably wasnt designed for it. You may also have to consider the door shocks if it wont stay open, as well as make sure theres clearance for the wiper.
I'd probably start by sitting the tire on the bumper and see how it looks lol.
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby MadMax - November 12th, 2016, 11:04 am

It's been talked about a lot on here, but I don't think anyone has come up with a feasible way to do it without hindering the tailgate operation :shrug:
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Escape94 - November 12th, 2016, 7:23 pm

http://www.wilcooffroad.com/shop/ these guys sell what's called the hitchgate. May be worth looking into
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Drjames - November 13th, 2016, 2:22 am

Yeah it does seam a little unethical lol. Would defiantly need a sort of plate on the back side and probably stronger shocks for the hatch. Plus the exterior of the hatch isnt flat and easy to mount too like a jeep. Hmmm might be a lost cause :? Ive also looked in to the hitch mount tire carriers witch seem like they would look good and work but then I would have to remove it to haul the boat. There must be a way!
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Escape94 - November 13th, 2016, 12:18 pm

Pretty sure some of the hitchgate tire carriers have another receiver on the back of them. Or email the company and see if they have advice. I think that'd be your best bet. Unless you want a full size spare up on your roof
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Drjames - November 13th, 2016, 1:13 pm

Already have the roof basket so can just as easily trow it up there. Just was thinking something different. As for the hitchgate shes a bit out of the price range, cant justify mods that cost almost half of what the trucks worth! lol

Maybe one of these https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Cargo- ... 31006.html

and https://www.amazon.com/Bicycle-Receiver ... iver+hitch to make it all work.
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Squirrel - November 13th, 2016, 7:11 pm

Checkout the rear tire swing away mount from a bronco II. :thumb:
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Drjames - November 14th, 2016, 5:59 pm

Yeah! Figured I may be able to scrap or find one on craigslist from either a wrangler or like a zr2 blazer
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Re: Full Size Spare Relocate

Postby Krohn - November 15th, 2016, 10:11 pm

What if you construct a mount for the inside of the cargo area, driver side, like how the Jeep XJ and old suburbans came?
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