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tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby RebelKid1822 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:07 am

Has anyone here ever put the spare tire rack from a zr2 blazer onto their crew? I saw a picture online and i thought this would be cool. Any tips?
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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby HenryJ » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:58 am


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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby RebelKid1822 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:00 am

Thats the picture I saw! Lol
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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby RebelKid1822 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:05 am

Do you still have it on there? Any issues? I read about the reinforcements and such
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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby HenryJ » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:17 am

Sold the truck and bought an Avalanche. Someone said they saw it in Meridian,ID a few years ago.

It did unlatch on a turn and tweak the lower fender where it mounts. Noticeable to me, but did not really show.

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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby _STUCKY » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:18 am

Brule sold that truck a few years ago. When I see pewter crews, I wonder "could that be it?" Lol
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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby HenryJ » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:38 am

With the flares and tire carrier, it is not hard to tell :)
That truck has lots of untold secrets. I sorta wish I had been able to share them.

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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby RebelKid1822 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:24 pm

Well ill keep you posted about mounting one. First step is finding a gently used assembly. I will definitely do something about secondary latching
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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby HenryJ » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:38 pm

RebelKid1822 wrote:Well ill keep you posted about mounting one. First step is finding a gently used assembly. I will definitely do something about secondary latching
Search the ZR2USA.com forums. There was a member there making and selling secondary latches for the Blazers. It i9s a pretty common failure. Mostly operator error in closing the gate ;)

Plan on the tubes and mounts being rusty. The stock coatings were thin. I had to sand and paint mine. Mostly the cast stuff.

The tailgate insert is shaped like a dog bone and uses nutserts :)

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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby michaelhrgn » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:45 pm

I modafyed a tire carrier for my wife's blazer using a 4x4 hub so it's lockable in any position and is mounted to the frame so no body damage :)
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Kinda hacked the rear bumper for the mounting plate to the side of the hitch but I plan on build a bumper for the rear and didn't want the tire blocking to much of the back window one step at a time
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Re: tailgate spare tire rack.

Postby jedthrocornpone » Tue Aug 25, 2015 10:15 am

Not seen that before..... Interesting
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