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Old 04-14-2005, 11:24 AM   #1
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Where can I get a spare Tire Carrier for a '64 Bambi? Amyone have any idea? I thought about making one if I could see one close enough to copy it.
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Old 04-14-2005, 11:59 AM   #2
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I've had the same thought, though I obviously couldn't mold the aluminum in that "extruded" wheel shape. I suppose a big rally would be your best bet, where you could take pictures, measurements, and probably talk someone into letting you remove it to examine the insides. That's what I'd do.
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Old 04-14-2005, 05:54 PM   #3
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Where can I get a spare Tire Carrier for a '64 Bambi? Amyone have any idea? I thought about making one if I could see one close enough to copy it.
My latest trailer came with a p.o. fabricated spare carrier below the front window on the wishbone. It involves moving your tank frame a little forward , but I like the feature. Only drawback was with 30# bottles the crank handle is a knuckle-buster. I went to 20# tanks and everything works well.
Will try posting a photo later.
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Spare tire mount

The mount on my former '71 Caravel was quite simple and should be fairly easy to fabricate. I posted a pic on:

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ighlight=spare (post #7)
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My '67 Airstream had a front mounted spare.

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InsideOut's spare carrier is the one that I think is the coolest and the one I would want or want to copy.


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My '67 Airstream had a front mounted spare.

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InsideOut's spare carrier is the one that I think is the coolest and the one I would want or want to copy.
Let me know if you want additional pictures...I'll send them.

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Yes, that would be great! Thank you!

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I've had a couple of requests for additional information on our spare tire carrier, so here are some sketches & photos.

It really is a very simple design...

  • Vertical Support - 24"x3"x1-1/2" 'U' Channel
  • Diagonal Support - 1/2"d rod welded to vertical support & plate near tongue jack
  • Tire Area - 8" wide w/2" angles front & back
  • T-Bracket - removable, goes thru tire & bolts into Vertical Support
The bottom picture is a reflection off the front skin of the trailer.

Hope these help!

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Boy do I feel silly now... I was thinking Bambi's Dad was talking about the spare tire <i>cover</i>, rather than the mounting options. Oops.
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But now that you mention it Brad, I have been looking for one of those elegant aluminum spare covers for a long time. I would LOVE to find one....might even pay some big money.
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I've had a couple of requests for additional information on our spare tire carrier, so here are some sketches & photos.
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Very nicely done, Shari. You do us proud.
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here are some sketches & photos.
Excellent documentation Shari!

Thanks for posting your design with such detail. That info is a keeper that I'll save in my future projects file.

Do you have any idea what weight it adds to the tongue weight? Pretty much 100% the weight of the materials and the tire I suppose.

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Do you have any idea what weight it adds to the tongue weight? Pretty much 100% the weight of the materials and the tire I suppose.
That seems right to me Steve...

But then again, it would also seem 'something' could be effected if you have to move your tanks forward to make room for the spare. That get's into stuff I don't know how to calculate!

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