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Old 03-13-2019, 04:53 PM
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Originally Posted by BigBlue2 View Post
Welding or epoxying the nut to the frame will not work. If the lifting eyeball has any wow in it and most do eventually. The nut has to be able to move about above the frame. That's why there's a speed nut there.

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Take sheet stock, cut the hex size out, stack em up, cut the top one a hair undersized and drop a brass nut in before welding, that's all I got.

 
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Take sheet stock, cut the hex size out, stack em up, cut the top one a hair undersized and drop a brass nut in before welding, that's all I got.
It's pretty tight up there to do any welding, but with the rear bumper removed could be done easily enough. Weld a short piece of square tube that fits a square nut of the proper size and threads and drop it in there.That'd be perfect. Otherwise get a speed nut.

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I have not checked but the rear bumper bracket to frame also has speed nuts wonder if same size?
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I have not checked but the rear bumper bracket to frame also has speed nuts wonder if same size?
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I got no speed bolts on my bumper brackets. They are bigger than the lifting eyebolt too.
 
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I got no speed bolts on my bumper brackets. They are bigger than the lifting eyebolt too.
When I get out to the garage I will have to check the bumper & tire rack nuts to see if same size but may not be too.

On the bumper bolts, back in the day a rear bumper was an option so who knows where my bolts & nuts, yes I had 2 speed nuts with 2 normal nuts on each trucks bumpers.
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Originally Posted by FuzzFace2 View Post
When I get out to the garage I will have to check the bumper & tire rack nuts to see if same size but may not be too.

On the bumper bolts, back in the day a rear bumper was an option so who knows where my bolts & nuts, yes I had 2 speed nuts with 2 normal nuts on each trucks bumpers.
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Yep, you have to add the bumper to the build. There were three options If I remember correctly, chrome step, chrome or argent. You have to get something unless you are gonna drive without a bumper which would be illegal in most states.

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Large steel pin for operating the eyebolt. Be sure to pack one with your on board tool kit

Snug as a bug. Note pink packing foam doily between tire and skid plate. Keeps wear to a minimum

The best way to install the spare or retrieve it is with your jack






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Very nice. Like the doily. Been thinking about some kind of cover from mine, spares been under there for many a president. The amount of dirt and gravel sitting on it was upsetting. Rim is still go lots of rocks stuck in it. May see if I can find something that looks like a cake carrier to go back with.
 
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Very nice. Like the doily. Been thinking about some kind of cover from mine, spares been under there for many a president. The amount of dirt and gravel sitting on it was upsetting. Rim is still go lots of rocks stuck in it. May see if I can find something that looks like a cake carrier to go back with.
They have covers for the spare tire. With the doily it acts as a gasket against the skid plate and keeps most moisture out . I used to carry with the air valve down but that lets water stand in the rim. Now it's shiny side up. If I need to air it I'll have to lower it. Been up there for 33 years with no need to air it...so I'll chance it from here...and two cans of fix a flat in the cab to boot!

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