Helping a friend w/ brakes on '93 Ranger... was appalled when I got
under there, spare tire carrier is missing hardware and spare tire was
up against rear axle. Apparently he was driving it like that... The
carrier itself looks salvageable but there are at least two pieces of
- the bolt that holds the spring loaded catch at the rear to the carrier
itself. (the only reason the carrier hasn't fallen down is that the
pivot is rusted...)
- the big threaded bit that actually holds the tire to the carrier looks
like it was cut with an angle grinder at some point.
I can probably torch out the big threaded bit, but does anyone know what
I need to "make it right?" Better yet, is there an exploded diagram?
Or is this "dealer only" stuff (in which case I'll just tell him to
invest in a chain and padlock and carry it in the bed, as that'll likely
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