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Old 02-27-2017, 05:37 PM
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ok, so im going to start this thread for when i do mire carrier this weekend, ill do my best to keep picture through the steps, i've gotten everything i need so far other then mounting bolts.

instructions on how to install, recevied from blazer forum fellow members
tire carrier, received from scrap yard, 20$ (CDN)
chevy blazer, bought 2 years ago, 1500$ (CDN)

i will be doing the project this coming weekend hopefully, but for now, i will put up pictures of before and propped up to give an idea of the look.
 
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:59 AM
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I have considered doing this but it makes me nervous to drill into the body of my Blazer.
 
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the wife and I were the same way. but as long as you seal it up, there wont be any issues, just gotta remember, measure 6 times and drill once lol. ill be doing it on Saturday so hopefully everything goes smoothly
 
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Does yours not have the underside tire mounting in the back?
 
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:52 AM
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Yes sir it does. But unfortunately because of the age and lack of usage, the cable snapped. To order a new one from gm ur looking at about 150 Cdn. So instead I reside to go upon doing this, plus it'll remover any need of having to crawl on the grown for the tire and having to replace it again in 3 years.
 
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:17 PM
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Yes sir it does. But unfortunately because of the age and lack of usage, the cable snapped. To order a new one from gm ur looking at about 150 Cdn. So instead I reside to go upon doing this, plus it'll remover any need of having to crawl on the grown for the tire and having to replace it again in 3 years.
I got a decent one from the u-pull it for like $9.
 
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I've been debating doing this to my S10 pickup. It's a little funky looking, but with a truck cap it looks alright!
 
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Ours around here are all flat on the ground with no clearance. They will pick it up for you to get something but they won't pick it up to check first.... It's either that or nothing unless it's absolutely dead with nothing to do. It'll cost me about 15$ at the scrappers, but I'm gambling on how long it'll last, if it's any good, and if my tire is gonna fall off while I'm driving. I never really liked them down there anyways... Plus doing this, it opens my possibility of putting the gas tank from a zr2 in its place. I live my road trips lol.
 
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Old 03-01-2017, 02:29 PM
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Craig, I googled one and saw it on a 4 door s10 I thought it looked great with the cap on the box.... Plus it's so much more convenient.
 
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Originally Posted by DonL View Post
Yes sir it does. But unfortunately because of the age and lack of usage, the cable snapped. To order a new one from gm ur looking at about 150 Cdn. So instead I reside to go upon doing this, plus it'll remover any need of having to crawl on the grown for the tire and having to replace it again in 3 years.
Understood, I just think it would get on my nerves having a lot of my rear vision blocked by a tire. lol
 

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