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PURPLETHING
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:18 am    Post subject: hood mounted spare Reply with quote

Is there a mass produced bracket to purchase from Thing Shop/JBugs etc to use for the hood mounted spare?
Best options and opinions appreciated
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:31 pm    Post subject: Re: hood mounted spare Reply with quote

I believe that Eric Ragan was looking into making some kind of rack for Things, he made my awesome rear luggage rack. Eric, where are you?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: Re: hood mounted spare Reply with quote

One of the Domick bros. has a military style vehicle with a hood mounted spare. It sits in it's own "cut out" for lack of a better term to recess it into the hood for a better view past it. It is really cool and I'm sure there are pictures of it in the gallery or on their website. One of them probably made it though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: hood mounted spare Reply with quote

The fellow who modified Hermann into a 'faux Kubel' bolted this mount to the lid. I don't know if it's the original inside mount or not. I don't remember what the mount on my '73 looked like. If anybody recognizes it, that would help. I can take the tire off and get a better picture if need be.

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It holds the tire just clear of the sheet metal.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: hood mounted spare Reply with quote

The OP just has to look on the Thing Shop website...

http://www.thethingshop.com/HOOD-TIRE-MOUNT/productinfo/181+HM-PC/

BNMike's spare tire is mounted upside down for that mount... it's got modified attachments on it. That mount is commonly available and normally used on a bus:

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-3075

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