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Old 04-18-2010, 05:59 PM   #1
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Built a swingout tire carrier.

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ID:	18209Well I started off with some 1 1/2" square tubing cut to the right angel and length and welded it up. Then a piece 4" piece of tube and a 9" solid piece of tube. The hollow tube gets welded to the frame of the tire carrier and the solid piece gets welded to the bumper after its drilled to allow the solid tube to slide all the way to the bottem. then welded in three spots.Click image for larger version

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ID:	18211 A piece of 2"x3-1/2"x1/4" thick tab was drilled to accept a 3/8" x 4" bolt witch is also welded to the tab and the tab welded to the bumper. Click image for larger version

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ID:	18212To hold the tire a piece of 3/16 flat stock has three holes drilled and three luggs welded and then welded to the frame of the carrier. I also added a zerk fitting to the only pivet point. and a wing nut holds everything in place with help from the tab that was welded to the bumper.
All i have to do now is buy a full size spare.and paint everything.
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Old 04-18-2010, 08:02 PM   #2
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Great Job but I would make 2 suggestions. Put a block underneath where the outer arm is bolted so the bolt is not carrying the load of that side. The other one is from experience and that is I used wing nuts for my jack and found that just driving it home 10 miles on the freeway the wing nuts (both) were loose but not off. So I wound up using friction nuts in its place and I just make sure I have the correct wrench for it. Looks good and fun to do...Right?

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Old 04-18-2010, 09:37 PM   #3
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Great Job but I would make 2 suggestions. Put a block underneath where the outer arm is bolted so the bolt is not carrying the load of that side. The other one is from experience and that is I used wing nuts for my jack and found that just driving it home 10 miles on the freeway the wing nuts (both) were loose but not off. So I wound up using friction nuts in its place and I just make sure I have the correct wrench for it. Looks good and fun to do...Right?
Do you mean to brace it so its sitting on the bumper ?
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On the left side where the bolt is keeping it from swinging out. You need something between the bumper and the left side (bottom) of your swing out for it to set on. If you don't the vibration, bouncing etc will start bending the bolt down because that's a lot of weight. Put a rubber pad, steel pad with rubber or whatever you think will work so it will take some (most) of that downward force otherwise I think you'll have a problem once the bolt bends down your swing out shaft will also bend. You're just giving that section a seat to sit on instead of relying on the bolt to hold it in that level position. That gives you a foundation on both sides.
Does that make sense to you? If not, let me know and I'll shoot you a pic tomorrow.
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Old 04-18-2010, 11:02 PM   #5
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Something definitely needs done to support the weight. Also, it doesn't look like there's too much penetration on the wingnut tab that's welded to the bumper.
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Can you post a closer pic of the pivot point? I would love to build my own carrier and this is one of the parts I'm a little stressed over making.
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:31 AM   #7
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wanna make me one? lol
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:01 PM   #8
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Ok, Here's what I did. That little yellow piece under the locking side of the swing-out is nothing but a piece of what is called "UHMW" that I used, but you can use anything that will keep it level with your right hand swing-out bearing.

I counter-sunk 2 holes in it, drilled into the bumper and bought a couple of self-tapping bolts to hold it in place. There is still about 1/8" of space between it and the bottom of the swing-out. However the locking device is pretty secure and we had to do more mods to it because the latch didn't have a double-latch on it. It is secure
Next pic is the latching device. I went overboard on it because this jeep stays at the cabin and the roads and trails are all wash-board and or rougher. The padlock is not permanent will use a pin like the ones that hold your trailer ball in.


Right side of the swing out. I bought the swing-out bearing from AtoZ and it is strong but would not be strong enough with the weight and all the pounding without support from the left side. Notice the wing nuts on my jack. I replaced that with locking nuts as I mentioned earlier. Also notice that I welded a stop for the swing out because when I loaded it with tire, etc it swung around as far as it would go before hitting the corner of the jeep. This pretty well shows you what I did and you can improve or design something that will just make it safe for you and save you from down-time when you're out enjoying your ride.
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On the left side where the bolt is keeping it from swinging out. You need something between the bumper and the left side (bottom) of your swing out for it to set on. If you don't the vibration, bouncing etc will start bending the bolt down because that's a lot of weight. Put a rubber pad, steel pad with rubber or whatever you think will work so it will take some (most) of that downward force otherwise I think you'll have a problem once the bolt bends down your swing out shaft will also bend. You're just giving that section a seat to sit on instead of relying on the bolt to hold it in that level position. That gives you a foundation on both sides.
Does that make sense to you? If not, let me know and I'll shoot you a pic tomorrow.
I get it maybe i'll weld a tab off the existing one kind of like a shelf for it to sit on.
Maybe even another piece going back down to the bumper kinda like a seat.
Thanks.
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