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Unread 11-27-2013, 03:24 PM   #1
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Spare tire racks available?

I'd love to mount one of those tailgate spare tire racks on my 77 Cherokee Chief. Anybody know where I can find one?


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Unread 11-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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You can occasionally run across the body mount swing aways for the cherks and wags, but without making some reinforcements for the inside corners they tend to crack out the body where they mount.

Drop over to either ifsja.org of full size jeep network and ask away, might find one.

If I was going to do one, I would fab up a stronger rear bumper and mount a swing away on that.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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Roger. Thanks. I saw one that mounted on the tow hitch, but it interfered with my tailgate...
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Unread 11-30-2013, 07:40 PM   #4
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If you get or fab up a steel rear bumper you can mount a swing-away to that as well. There are also a couple of safari racks that have a holder for a spare up on the roof.
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Unread 12-01-2013, 07:25 AM   #5
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did the swing out body mounted carriers that came factory installed crack the body panels? or were the pretty solid from the factory?
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Unread 12-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #6
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I don't believe that the re was ever a factory mount, just owner or dealer installed aftermarket units. Most all of the wags and cherks came with either an inside mount on the left side in the cargo area or the underneath mount ala pickup behind the rear axle. Could be wrong though, would not be the first time.
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Unread 12-03-2013, 07:34 AM   #7
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A really faded note from the guy I bought mine from said it was a dealer option that had a swing-away carrier for the tire and a mount for the 5 gallon jerry can already on it. I guess they put some kind of stiffener because after 37 years I don't see any major cracking or bent sheet metal. I believe some other guys on the forum have called them "safari kits."
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Unread 12-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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im in the process of buying a 73. it has a swing out tire carrier. what else was included in the "safari" kit?
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Unread 12-03-2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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I've never heard of the safari package or option.

Your wag strikes me as somewhat "de-optioned" because it has no AC, and is is sans roof rack. It may have had both in the past, but we will find that out this weekend. The dual tanks are aftermarket, not sure if there was ever an option for them. However, yours has the swing away carrier because the aux tank takes up the spare tire spot behind the rear axle. Mine was the same way when I bought it but i removed the tank due to some complications, and am now running a stock fuel tank.
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stop.... stop bursting my bubble. god. maybe a dealer installed package? like a new decal package on a jk. i has big plans. dont crush them yet.
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Unread 12-03-2013, 09:21 PM   #11
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stop.... stop bursting my bubble. god. maybe a dealer installed package? like a new decal package on a jk. i has big plans. dont crush them yet.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 02:38 AM   #12
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I saw a J-truck with the spare hanging off the grill once. But i think that was less dealer option and more ghetto-tech. I mostly think that because it was mine and I broke the tire carrier and i was not about to leave a tire sitting out somewhere...
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Unread 12-06-2013, 01:59 PM   #13
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there was another posting here that showed a second gas tank where the original spare was under the rear body. they had identified it as having the 'safari package' with the rear mounted spare.
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Unread 01-21-2014, 12:54 PM   #14
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There's a '71 Wag for sale here in town that has one, but the dude wants kind of a lot for it, and the body is pretty banged up. I need to find a parts truck to finish out all the little stuff I want to do, but she's taking the girls to school every day!
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Unread 01-21-2014, 12:56 PM   #15
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I can't get the spare under it, probably because of wider tires, and I don't want to run around too far without on... May have to modify the rack underneath (hit it with a hammer until it bends enough to fit around the tire!), but I'd sure like to have one out back where I can reach it more easily.
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