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AirHeadRik 04-14-2005 10:24 AM

Spare Tire Carrier
 
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.

bredlo 04-14-2005 10:59 AM

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.

Creampuff 04-14-2005 04:54 PM

Got one.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bambi's Dad
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.

Rog0525 04-14-2005 06:00 PM

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)

TomW 04-14-2005 06:58 PM

My '67 Airstream had a front mounted spare.

Tom

AirHeadRik 04-14-2005 10:39 PM

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


Quote:

Originally Posted by TomW
My '67 Airstream had a front mounted spare.

Tom


InsideOut 04-15-2005 02:12 AM

Quote:

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.

Shari :)

AirHeadRik 04-15-2005 08:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InsideOut
Let me know if you want additional pictures...I'll send them.

Shari :)

Yes, that would be great! Thank you!

My personal e-mail is: rikki@rikkirockett.com

InsideOut 04-15-2005 01:02 PM

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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!

Shari :)

bredlo 04-15-2005 05:28 PM

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.

Lotek 04-15-2005 07:03 PM

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.

Rog0525 04-15-2005 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InsideOut
I've had a couple of requests for additional information on our spare tire carrier, so here are some sketches & photos.
Shari :)

Very nicely done, Shari. You do us proud. http://www.airforums.com/ugala...cons/rivet.gif

sfixx 04-15-2005 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by InsideOut
here are some sketches & photos.

Excellent documentation Shari! :D

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.

Thanks!

Steve

InsideOut 04-15-2005 09:04 PM

Thanks for the kudos guys!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by sfixx
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!

Shari ;)


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