Repairing 3 bolt spare tire carrier

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JeePa
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Repairing 3 bolt spare tire carrier

Post by JeePa » Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:53 pm

Yo G Fellowhood!
I am trying to restore / repair my s-grill's 3 bolt spare carrier. PO drove out original lugs and replaced with long bolts, in the process mangling and cracking around the lug holes. Also cracked a corner and twisted up the bracket and facing piece.
I have hammered metal facing flat and in process in welding up cracks and mangled ovaled-out lug holes.
Anybody know where to get replacement lugs?
Anybody know proper technique for pressing in/restraining lugs in place other than washers and nuts?
All else fails I will TIG weld lugs and grind down the weld for cosmetic similarities to original.
Or simply order one from Ron. (No guts no glory, right?) :lol:
As always, thanks for your ideas and suggestions.
JeePa (aka Mobilized Medic)

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Re: Repairing 3 bolt spare tire carrier

Post by Brian Wolf » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:50 pm

I asked Rommel Juan if he had the correct lugs available separately, and he said he did. Give Ron or Benzinger a try.
Brian

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Re: Repairing 3 bolt spare tire carrier

Post by JeePa » Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:58 pm

Thanks, Brian. I will contact them.
Best Regards, JeePa (aka Mobilized Medic)

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