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    Default '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    Hey!
    Anyone ever do the stock XJ tire mount swap?

    I have the '89 XJ with the rear tire tailgate swing mount.
    ...............* if only I could have added "doo-hickey", I'd sound real technical.
    I know I need to swap the bumper as well... not a problem.

    My question is related to the upper mount on the right side rear quarter panel.
    Sorry, no pic's at the moment....
    ............ "doo-hickey" mount?

    It's 2 star screws to pull it off. Which I've done before to de-rust and paint it.
    I believe there is additional support inside the panel where the upper hinge piece bolts to the body.

    Is that support going to be in the '93 that I'm going to put the spare tire "doo-hickey" swing mount?


    Sorry doo-hickey is just stuck in my head.

    Anyway, do I need to deal with extra support?
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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    Yes, I have one. There is a plate that goes inside to run the screws into
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
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    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Yes, I have one. There is a plate that goes inside to run the screws into
    so the inner plate and the outer plate.
    No extra support in the body?



    ....when I did the rust work, the inner plate comes out without too much effort.
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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    There did not appear to be when I removed it. But I am now going to add some steel to support mine. I had a little mishap on the trail and it needs repair
    230 hp 4.3L Chevy
    Built 4L60E with manual lockout
    Atlas 4 speed
    Griffin radiator
    On board air
    Warn 9.5ti on custom bumper
    7.5" RE front and bastard pack rear on custom long arms
    30 gal gas tank
    lockers
    And a bunch of other stuff

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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    cool cool
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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    When in doubt, overkill!

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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    Quote Originally Posted by XJ Wheeler View Post
    When in doubt, overkill!

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    Especially when it involves bracketry thats going to have the weight of a spare wheel hanging off it ... and bounced around offroad.
    I hate watching simplicity and reliability being ruined by bureaucracy and technology.

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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    One more to-do is to-done...

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    Just have to finish redoing the tow wiring to this bumper.
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    Default Re: '89 stock XJ tailgate tire mount???

    ...still have to pull the bumper end pieces from the old and install on this one.
    Also, the strip between the bumper and the tailgate needs to be replaced.
    With the tow bar, I had to go at it from above to unbolt the inner 2 bolts on each side.
    ... haven't figured how to put it on and access those from another angle...

    Gonna drink a couple beers and ponder it.
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