Spare Tire Rack
Time to add a spare tire rack to the Deuce. No Harbor Freight crane for me!
I took a trip to Mississippi and met up with CSM Davis off the SteelSoldiers.com forum. I came back with a 5 ton spare tire rack, a few tool boxes, and a shifter assembly that turned out not to work for the Cummins/Allison swap. Once I got the rack home I found out it wasn't wide enough to fit a 16.00R20 Michelin XZL tire. A call to John Allison (local fabricator at my plant)
and the spare tire rack was widened to fit the larger tire. The tie bar needed to be bent in a few strategic places to bend around the larger radius tire. Last modification was to bend the ears on the end plate to fit the larger width tire. Nothing a redneck with a Ford Expedition, angle finder, and a 10 lb sledge hammer can't fix!