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Spare Tire Holder
Luke Volmert, Westphalia, Mo., made a $3.00 spare tire holder for his pickup that keeps the tire secure but easily accessible in the truck bed.
The holder wedges into position between the bed floor and the lip of the side panel without any modification to the truck. Volmert explains that the holder can be positioned anywhere along the bed, although he prefers to put it in one of the front corners.
The simply-designed spare tire holder consists of a 6-in. square flat iron base with a piece of 1 in. square tubing welded to each of two adjacent corners. The length of the tubing varies, depending on distance between the bed floor and side panel lip.
Near the top of the square tubing brackets, Volmert installed a "T" bolt which pivots on a short piece of pipe. The bolt, (a piece of -in. threaded rod) must be long enough to extend through one of the wheel's lug holes.
Once on the holder, the tire is held in place by a wing nut. Volmert notes that you could lock the wheel in place by using a larger diameter threaded bolt and drilling a hole through the end for a lock.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Luke Volmert, HCR 65, Box 49, Westphalia, MO. 65085 (ph 314 229-4341).

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1984 - Volume #8, Issue #5