yeah so any of u guys have the spare tire mount in your bed for like a 36" tire???...i want one of thses but i do use my bed sometimes for 4 wheelers and stuff...so my question is are they removable??? for like when i need the space or is it just a pain to take them out and put them back in???
I was going to do that with my truck. To make it removable I planned on cutting a 1.5" square hole in my bed. And putting a receiver below the bed. Then making a mount for the tire that slipped into that reciever. That way I could pull the (locking, so it can't get stolen)pin out and take the tire mount out of the bed. I was going to make a plug that fit flush with the bed to put into it the reciever when the tire was removed. I figured I could also make an adapter so I could use that as a straping, pulling point for things such as a bed mounted winch. It's a bit of work but it would be cool.
Not sure, have not looked at it closely. Perhaps you can lock the wingnut the same way you lock the rim clamp wingnut (padlock through a hole in the threaded part so the wingnut can be loosened but not removed.
when you gonna go into production with that idea. i already have a hole similiar from taking out a 5th wheel trailer attachment. think it would be a great place to mount a winch.that would probably level out the ride a little as well
If it was 5 wheel why do you have a hole in your bed? Those usally sit on top of the bed. Do you mean a gooseneck hitch? Thats another thing if you have a gooseneck hitch with a removable ball you can just use the hitch and make a mounting point for the tire that fits in the hitch. Later.
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