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Old 07-29-2012, 05:01 PM   #21
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The tire rack is the black 1"x1"-ish framework on the underside of the frame clearly visible in your first and last picture. This is a cradle for the spare that lowers to place the spare and raises and locks in place for storage. My '72 Tradewind had the same arrangement.
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Spare Tire Carrier

I also used that spare tire carrier but left a pocket under the floor to let the tire ride up higher and give more ground clearance.



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