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Old 07-10-2018, 12:09 PM   #1
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Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

Hi Folks, I want to convert my 71 K20 to EFI. The in the tank pump doesn't play well with the behind the seat fuel tank. Does anybody know of a swing out carrier for the spare tire that will work on the back of the bed. I would rather not have the spare tire in the bed and would like to relocate the tank to the rear of the truck. Thanks, Jack
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

I'm thinking if you find one off a Blazer that should work. Never thought about using one of those for a truck but like the idea
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Old 07-10-2018, 01:08 PM   #3
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

Unfortunately the attach points for the Blazer don't work with the rear of the K20. Rockhard makes a rear bumper tire carrier that I have on my CJ. I see they are now making one for the Bronco. I am going to look into the dimensions. Maybe I can adapt the Bronco mount to fir my frame rails.
Thanks for the suggestion though.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:06 PM   #4
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

You could always run an in-line fuel pump and keep the factory tank if it’s strictly about getting the efi to work.
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:25 PM   #5
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

I have considered that and tried it on my CJ7. I was using an Atomic EFI and it didn't like the external pump. I went with an in the tank pump and haven't had any issues since. Thanks for the suggestion.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:55 PM   #6
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

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Old 07-11-2018, 12:12 AM   #7
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

Make a real steel rear bumper and mount the swing-away up off of that. Keep off the body with your mount. It will need a catch, but you could maybe rig something off the bumper.
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

Hi Trevor, That seems like the best route so far. I think I can buy the post and pivot and upper tire carrier and attach it to my step bumper and frame with a little bracing. Thanks, Jack
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Actually the previous post was meant for Special-K. Trevor, do you have another picture that isn't quite as dark? The shadow blocks out your tire carrier. Thanks, Jack
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Old 07-11-2018, 08:00 PM   #10
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Re: Swing out tire carrier for 1971 K20 pickup

Check out extreme off road on power block. This was in the last 6 months.They built a complete bumper with swing out tire carrier from scratch with pretty good detail for a Scout.

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Actually the previous post was meant for Special-K. Trevor, do you have another picture that isn't quite as dark? The shadow blocks out your tire carrier. Thanks, Jack
Sorry Jack, that wasn't one of my rides.
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Actually the previous post was meant for Special-K. Trevor, do you have another picture that isn't quite as dark? The shadow blocks out your tire carrier. Thanks, Jack
That's ok. Trevor is a nice name and it starts with a T. Back in HS my coach called me Tony. I never corrected him, I knew who he meant. I figure he might have had it wrong at first, or he just wanted to give me that name. But that's what he called me for two years. I just went out there and did my best and the rest of the team wondered who Tony was.
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