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    Tire carrier

    With the dash done I need a better tire carrier. This one was made years ago and was great with the 35" tires. 40" tires...not so much. Not to mention it was not well thought out but a quick fix to a need. This one (looked for a damn hour for pics but never found any) had a upper "tee handle screw latch" and
    folded down against the winch rollers and stayed flat. I used it to set the cooler on or as an uncomfortable seat. The new carrier needs to unlatch and pivot out Then unlatch again if I want to pivot it down.

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    Bye bye.
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    Starting with a socket big enough to receive a bushing, now I'll need a bushing and an arm to pivot in there.
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    Last edited by Boss; 05-25-2020, 07:50 PM.

    #2
    Not sure how the fuck I'm screwing the pics up. I'm sure it has something to do with the dog laying his head on my hand while i type though.

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      #3


      3/4" plate I had. I started making a trailer hitch a few years ago. Never finished it, now it's a part of my new carrier. It's perfect.




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      checking clearence.
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      Hmmm not liking the gate interference.
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        #4

        Arm is built now to drill and sleeve it for another pivot.

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          #5
          Built the tire mount and made another pin for the tire down hinge.
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          Now I have this weird thing. I decided I didn't need half the arm. I was going to do a latch of some sort down there. I decided it would be better to latch it up high due to the weight of the tire. Not sure my tailgate is up for that. so I'm thinking some sort of support and get rid of the gate. Maybe make a fold down gate.

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          Drilled and tapped the hinge base, made this crank knob, welded to a long threaded rod with a tapered end for easy alignment. This will lock the tire in the upright position.


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          Last edited by Boss; 05-25-2020, 07:53 PM.

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            #6
            Yeah the gate is getting annoying.

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              #7
              Okay, tail gate got voted off. This will support some upper weight and a latch of some sort.
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                #8
                Okay, don't laugh but I decided to make a detent latch with a T-handle lock down thingy. So I need to make it out of stainless because it will need grease and paint would be unmaintainable. So I made this ,..............................into this

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                Then I plunged a hole in the fucker leaving a seat and a rest for the d-tent housing tube.
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                Made that and welded it in.
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                and it all goes together like this.

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                  #9
                  I decided to put the tee handle lock thingy on the same piece. This way I don't have to make another over though out piece.
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                  The Tee handle I've bee mentioning. I inserted Some brass to keep the gulling down.
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                  Oh and here is the d-tent pin.
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                  It all looks like this now.
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                    #10
                    pretty slick looking
                    - Buck

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by dnsfailure View Post
                      pretty slick looking
                      Thanks, I like SS, I hate to paint.

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                        #12
                        Got it welded on......didn't check after I tacked it Of course I hated where the handle was had to rotate it up a little, had to cut it off and reweld it. The handle interferes with the top a little but it's good enough.
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                        Had to weld this on a little off center. Damn, need new eyeballs. It all fits good and the detent works
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                        The down position. This is a lot easier on the back than the last one. Sets it right on the ground and I can unbolt it with ease.I put a bottom bump on to help stabilize it when the tire is upright and in the stowed position (you can see it at the base of the support). ...but I' think it will be removed and two will be added to a new swing down gate Guess that's next.


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                        Last edited by Boss; 05-27-2020, 07:06 PM.

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                          #13

                          Decided a long time ago to use aluminum when ever possible to keep the weight down. So the tail gate will be aluminum. it will be a swing down and have a magnetic retention. It don't need a latch because it will be sandwiched between the tire carrier and the carrier support.




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                          I only have scrap to I have to run a weld down the middle It will warp for sure.
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                          It did warp a bit Stuck it in the vise and tweaked it back I probably won't try that again. PITA ...anyway stitched it on there.


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                          Decided my hinges should be weird as well. They needed to be double jointed so I don't scrape the gasket seal off every time I close the gate. Has brass bushings on both sides, a stainless rod that passes through that is tapped at both ends. As the gate hinges up the stud hits the hinge tab and travels straight into the seal. Yup, that's how I roll. lol
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                            #14
                            That is without a doubt the most creative and unique tire carrier I have ever seen. Nice work!

                            1992 YJ Unlimited +
                            Tons, 40s and stuff

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                              #15
                              That's just badass! Lots of thought went into it for sure.

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