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Old 08-05-2008, 04:13 PM   #15
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Thank you for posting the picture ,sure looks great tucked in there...nice and safe,If I drill out my rivets in the belly pan what are the chances the weld nuts are already there? or is it futile to try and install there without knowing if I have the factory setup underneath the belly skin ...Thanks !!
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Old 08-05-2008, 06:41 PM   #16
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My 77 Overlander does not have the space under the bow for the spare , even though my 73 does. Can I just cut it out ,add a water proofing,make bracket and put spare there.Owners manuel says I don`t need a spare, I can run on 3 wheels. Dave
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:55 AM   #17
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Can I just cut it out ,add a water proofing,make bracket and put spare there.
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Dave Yes you can cut it out and put a tire rack like this one........

Spare Tire Rack.

Or design something like 87MH did.

It will need to be sealed under there. Whenever we have done it here in the shop, we have cut a piece of metal screwed it to the floor then sealed.

Yes you can run on three wheels, but I would only do it for a short distance. I would be afraid the extra pressure would make the other tire on that side go.

Also, having the spare will allow you to be able to get your unit to a place where getting it fixed won't be so expensive. You know how it is, when your out there on the road.


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Old 08-06-2008, 03:56 PM   #18
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Dave Yes you can cut it out and put a tire rack like this one........

Spare Tire Rack.

Or design something like 87MH did.

It will need to be sealed under there. Whenever we have done it here in the shop, we have cut a piece of metal screwed it to the floor then sealed.

Yes you can run on three wheels, but I would only do it for a short distance. I would be afraid the extra pressure would make the other tire on that side go.

Also, having the spare will allow you to be able to get your unit to a place where getting it fixed won't be so expensive. You know how it is, when your out there on the road.


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I think I`ll make my own ,I know it will be a lot cheaper. I have some black iron,a bender,and a welder,now all I need is the time and a cool day,maybe December .Dave
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Old 08-06-2008, 07:43 PM   #19
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The spare can be removed/replaced without mussing your Sunday cloths, if you're careful. Very easy.
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We are buying it for sure !!!!! shooting to pick it up this Saturday,but not locked into that day for sure,may have to wait another week for my nerves..... it has not rolled in 5 years,and may need some on the spot work.... will keep you all posted !! Thank You All...........So may questions yet to come....
If I were picking up this trailer & towing it home on old tires, I'd splurge & take two spares with me. My reasoning is that if one old tire lets go big time after being aired up and towed, the others are not far behind. If you have a second spare, you've got a fighting chance to get to the tire store before all of the old tires self-destruct.

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Old 08-20-2008, 04:05 PM   #21
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When I bought my 73 Overlander,I replaced all 4 tires on the ground,the spare looked brand new still in the hanger ,aired it to 65#, maybe 1/2 hr. later it blew,sounded like a bomb went off in yard. Dave
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