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I came across this website, and they seem to cary the full spare tire rack system.

12 pc. Tire Carrier Kit - Factory, 67-77 Early Ford Bronco, Used** - Toms Bronco Parts

May be worth a shot is anyone is interested...
 
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Old 02-07-2014, 12:58 PM
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Good idea!

Originally Posted by phnguyk View Post
yeah, I've been toying with the idea a while now. I've got a 35" hanging on my bronco. It's just a 1/4" solid plate on the inside. One on the upper and one on the lower mount location.
You could just adapt that style to mount vertical to the bumper instead.
 
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So I called around for some prices....
Coss Enterprises, One of their phone lines is out of service and the other is a fax machine.

Reunel, 3k shipped to my door.

Aluminess, $1,650...waiting on a shipping quote.
 
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$$$

For 3K I could pay for a class to learn how to weld and buy enough material to make at least 2 bumpers with a carrier and still have some cash left over.

1600 is more reasonable.

Have you checked out the road armor version?
 
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Reunel, 3k shipped to my door, installed, full hand wax, fuel tank topped off (Up to 35 gallons), and a $1500 Visa gift card.
Seems like a decent deal to me
 
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I found a guy in Texas selling a new Road Armor $2200 shipped.
I think thats the best deal.
 
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So I stopped by the local dead car yard, and low and behold they have this old spare tire rack, still on a wreaked 68 Bronco. They are asking $75, which is for everything, including the behind the sheet metal mounting plates and their removing it. The old spare tire is not included









I almost pulled the trigger, as I have been enamored with this idea, but here is my conundrum... With my truck running 35s, I currently do not have a jack in the truck. It did not come with one when I bought it. If I were to get a flat right now, the original spare in the back would not do me any good, and While I do have a high-lift floating around, I am not sure I how I would safely use it on my Ex with out tearing something up. I mean, would it just be best to ditch the spare and rely on road side service?

What are you all using on your lifted Excursions? Are you using a jack, or just calling AAA if needed?
 
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Using a small, 3-ton bottle jack and some scap pieces of 2x8.
 
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One word, FARM JACK with Tire Lift Hook !
Well actually 5 words...
 
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What are you all using on your lifted Excursions? Are you using a jack, or just calling AAA if needed?
I really like the road-side I get through the AMA, but if I'm out of cell coverage I'd be SOL. My spare isn't too much shorter that it wouldn't work in a pinch, I'm on 305/70-16's.
 
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I have a 78 Bronco and am very glad it did not have the outside spare rack as I don't think they hold the weight of large tires very well. If you get the spare carrier and figure a good way to make it stronger and attach it to the Ex I would love to see the pictures.
I also have a small bottle jack and some 2x8 scraps. But I picked up the tire hooks for my High Lift at Christmas, just haven't had a chance to try it yet. I also drilled mine out to use a 1/2" pin instead of the too short 3/8: bolt it came with.
Just remember the High lift requires a jack stand to set the axle on to change the tire since it lifts from the tire.

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My truck has been missing just about everything it takes to change a tire, so I went ahead and bought one of these:



I like the bottle jack and jack stand all in one idea. I may throw the old high-lift into the Ex as well, for added insurance.

I am going to talk with a guy I go to church with about the spare tire rack idea, see if he thinks we can make it work. I will make sure to post pics if I decide to try this out.
 
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Originally Posted by bigzirb View Post
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Just remember the High lift requires a jack stand to set the axle on to change the tire since it lifts from the tire.
I got myself and the Ex in a heck of a jam down a narrow and deep desert wash a few years back (sorry no pics, which is rare for me)

Anyway I used the 60" high lift inserted into the receiver hitch to lift the entire back half of a loaded Ex. That steel I beam of the high fit jack had a noticeable bow under that weight; made me very nervous! Anyway, next time I'll use the bottle jack...

Also, that wheel lift attachment ( pic above) ripped through the sewn white threads on the yellow strap and ended up being useless under that much weight. Plus be very careful not to dent up your fender with that I beam. Practice using it a few times before you really need it.
 
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I used to carry a HiLift jack with my Cherokee. The Cherokee had my own fabricated front winch bumper and rear bumper as well as very heavy rock sliders on the sides.... I could lift my Jeep from all sides without problem.

Two times I used the HiLift to get myself out of jams and it made me nervous the whole time I was using it. The HiLift has had a prominent place in the back of my garage since then.... they can be great tools for certain things, but all in all, I just stick with my 3 ton bottle jacks and 4X4 scraps.
 
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Originally Posted by wpnaes View Post
Also, that wheel lift attachment ( pic above) ripped through the sewn white threads on the yellow strap and ended up being useless under that much weight.
Hmmm, good info. Thinking I'll try and find someone who can add some heavier duty seams to my wheel lift attachment as a preventive measure.

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