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Old 05-21-2014, 12:02 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone!

Turbs,
Do you know how much the GM spare winch cost?

I was looking underneath for mounting options.....
I do have an idea for attaching the factory spare tire mount back to the bumper but I need to make sure it goes through the 1/4" angle iron. Even though the factory bumper is welded to the angle real good (top & bottom) it's really thin and I don't trust it.


Yes it does stick back pretty far. My original plan was a 28" basket with the 4" bumper but I got in the bigger is better mentality and now it's 36".
I was thinking about getting the rubber grommet type of pop in lights and recessing them in the bumper but the whole reason I reused the factory bumper was to put the sewer slinky in it. I'm hoping with the factory spare tire mount back there it will give it some depth to people behind me, plus with some gear back there.....
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:26 PM   #12
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With the bigger is better mentality and loading up this storage rack- make sure you're checking your weights and aren't unloading the tongue weight too much. I'd hate to see you end up with sway.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:38 PM   #13
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nice, I went the other way and bought mine....
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:50 PM   #14
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SWEET!! I wish I had a talent besides eating and cussing.
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:15 PM   #15
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Nice rack!
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Old 05-21-2014, 01:20 PM   #16
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If you have the tools and the time it's pretty easy. My father-in-law had the 1&1/2 X 2&1/2 steel tube I used as frame rail extensions to support the basket. I bought the angle iron and expanded metal, $90 and paint and bolts were another $20 give or take. If I would have had to buy the rectangle tube steel it would have cost me about $40 for a 12' length.
The hardest part was grinding the welds holding the bumper on and running the tube steel back along the frame (I ran it back along the camper frame about 3') and holding it in place to drill the holes.
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Yeah. I was just saying to my wife yesterday that I was always worried about loading too much weight up front in the pass-through storage. Now I have to figure out what's heavy that I can put in there to offset the extra weight in the rear.
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Re: Check out my new rack!

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Thanks everyone!

Turbs,
Do you know how much the GM spare winch cost?

I was looking underneath for mounting options.....
I do have an idea for attaching the factory spare tire mount back to the bumper but I need to make sure it goes through the 1/4" angle iron. Even though the factory bumper is welded to the angle real good (top & bottom) it's really thin and I don't trust it.


Yes it does stick back pretty far. My original plan was a 28" basket with the 4" bumper but I got in the bigger is better mentality and now it's 36".
I was thinking about getting the rubber grommet type of pop in lights and recessing them in the bumper but the whole reason I reused the factory bumper was to put the sewer slinky in it. I'm hoping with the factory spare tire mount back there it will give it some depth to people behind me, plus with some gear back there.....
You can buy them aftermarket on ebay pretty reasonable.
Search "gm tire winch"
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I figured out the best way to mount the original spare tire mount.
I had to run and get a piece of 4x6 3/16 angle. It will be welded and bolted to the angle iron on the bumper and the center cross brace for the basket.
I have to run and get short bolts but will post a finished picture when done.

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