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‘88 Burb spare tire filler panel?

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by radio2000, Mar 23, 2020.

  1. radio2000

    radio2000 Full Access Member

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    Anyone know if this is a thing or will it be a customer made piece?
    I removed the spare tire well and want a flat piece to put back in its place. Any ideas/advice?


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    These are what I removed. All because of a damn leaf springs bolt.
    Not putting it back in. Figured I’d see if I can buy a flat panel before having one made.


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    TubeTruck I like anything fast enough to do something stupid

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    I plan on doing the same, plus mine is rotted along the edge under the barn doors. I haven't had the time but I'm going to do some measuring and see if I can use repair panels from a truck bed or Blazer.
     
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    So you don't need wheel wells on a Burban?
     
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    That’s the spare tire wheel well. It’s recessed into the floor.
     
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    I never could find a pre made piece. I am just gonna make a piece when I get around to it.
     
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    Suburbans have a spare tire well behind the driver side wheel tub that is really deep and if you have oversized tires and want to carry a spare it's kind of useless. It's easier to lay it flat in the back. I just measured mine and it's about 12" wide and 33" long. I also measured my long bed and it's only about 22" behind the wheel tub so I can't use that as a filler. I think I'm going to take mine out also and make a rectangular pan about 1/2 as deep to put things like gallons of coolant, brake fluid, PS fluid, etc. Then I'm going to do the same on the passenger side but make it fit a row of ammo cans.

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    They sell bed patch panels... maybe use that for the same style steel and then hinge it? Otherwise i like your idea
     
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    Seems like an excellent location to add a cover and turn into a locking security storage area. Cash, small purse, or CCW would easily fit there.

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