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Old 04-15-2007, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Continental spare tire carrier?

I'm looking for a spare tire carrier, either Continental Kit or custom made for PW Excel TS. I asked Phil at PW Industrial shop. I was told the Ford back doors hinges can't use the weight on the rear doors. I'm thinking of a welder to make custom to fit on bumper. Or get a hitch for a carrier???Any guessing of ideas.
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Old 04-15-2007, 02:51 PM   #2
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I've always liked Jim's. There are photos in this thread:

http://classbforum.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=79

It's custom made and swings out of the away. Swing away is nice.

The Norris Way Spare Tire Carrier is another option:

http://www.norriswaysparetirecarrier.com/photos.htm
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Old 04-15-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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Every spare tire carrier thread should mention Jim's custom made one. Swing-out is the way to go.

Some of his comments:

.......I did a back-of-envelope sketch with a few critical dimensions, and spent a morning at a local welding shop. Later also made two trips to the community college welding class (shoulda started there, I think). Wound up costing me about $225, IIRC, including paint and tire cover.

I had to make one up because no one but RT offered a carrier for the Express van at the time, except a generic hitch mount that blocked both rear doors. By the time I paid dealer markup on the RT item, it woulda been too costy for something that I found so .... errrr...'unattractive'...

Note to anyone copying it: If doing it again, I'd make the hinge point 3" further to the left, so the swing-out would be further / wider by 6". The photos, IIRC, were taken before we added two 1/2" stiffening ribs to the upright, and a second bolt to help hold it shut.


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Yes I beleive the best option is at Jim's swing kit if I can find it in Canada.
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