spare tyre mount

Submitted: Thursday, Apr 17, 2003 at 22:23
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Has anyone ever tried mounting the spare tyre straight onto the barn doors of the 80 series landcruiser?
Would the hinges be strong enough to take the extra weight?
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Reply By: tristjo - Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 01:32

Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 01:32
You shoulda bough a Nissan, mate, cause there already there!!! I dont think the hinges whould have any trouble, but i dont think the panell on the door would be strong enough to support it, and i dont know if there would be a suitable "crossmember" so to speak inside the door, because it was not designed for a door mounted spare. IMHO, you would be better looking at some of the Kaymar type options, with one of those ones that bolts through the bumper bar to the chassis being the cheapest option. Just my thoughts on the matter. Tristjo.
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 07:06

Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 07:06
Going back a few years now I read a story about a Melbourne Company Executive who had two spare wheels mounted on carrier frames but attched to the barn door hinges of his GQ Nissan. Went out into the Simpson and was powering along over a dune when he discovered fresh air under his GQ. Landed rather heavily below the dune and both spares plus back doors were ripped off by the force of the landing. What a mess!
I doubt wether the door hinges of your 80 were designed to take the extra weight ( about 20 kilos ? ). Best to install a swing away carrier.Cheers, Willem
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 08:35

Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 08:35
Kev, We have a Kaymar on our 80, it was on our previous 80 as well. In hindsight, if we'd known we would end up with a 2nd 80, then would have gone for the full replacement bar, so we could run 2 spares.

Have just replaced bearings in the carrier, after about 6 years servixce. didn't think they'd ever wear out. Hooroo...
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Reply By: Kev. - Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 13:53

Friday, Apr 18, 2003 at 13:53
Hi kev from kev.

Looks like you have the same online name as me , Is it possiable for you to change it ?

Contact me if you wish at : kev5@austarnet.com.au
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 16:28

Sunday, Apr 20, 2003 at 16:28
and like most you dont think the Kaymar is worth the $1500ish they want to charge?

There are other swing away tire mounts, but most are in another galaxy for their pricing.

try here.
http://www.users.bigpond.com/cj4wd/spare_wheel_carriers.htm
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