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Old 07-01-2010, 08:10 AM   #1
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Hand made cargo carrier

Hi everyone, new kid on the block here. Just wanted to share the cargo carrier I Just finished. It is a 20"X60" made from 2"X 1/8" angle and 14 ga sheet metal with a 2"X 1/4" square bar for the receiver. I shot it with truck bed liner to keep it from getting rusty and that also helps hold things in place because it is rough textured. I finished it with some small cold crimp buckles for the cargo net and then added some reflective tape. I don't have a lot of big plans for the jeep other then what I have done so far which is added a self dimming mirror and cruise control. It is my daily driver, and I like taking it on trips to the ozark mountains, and this carrier has been a well needed addition. Total cost was around $50.00. I have seen a lot of carriers with the mesh bottoms, and they look nice, but I figured a solid bottom would keep the road debries from getting to items on the carrier, so that is why I went with the solid instead of a mesh bottom. I suspect it should hold 500lbs ok although I doubt I will ever be testing it's limits.

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That is a great thing to have for long trips. I think i'm going to make something like that. But i think i'll add 4 polls to each corner to help tie the items in and down better. But nice carrier...
I have a question, how did you get it or make if fit into the hitch?

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That is a great thing to have for long trips. I think i'm going to make something like that. But i think i'll add 4 polls to each corner to help tie the items in and down better. But nice carrier...
I have a question, how did you get it or make if fit into the hitch?
I used 2"OD square tube X 1/4", it fits inside the receiver hitch just right. I just put one end into the hitch, then marked the pin hole with a pencil and drilled it out to 5/8" for the pin. I also thought about putting some rails around it for more security, but I figured the cargo net would do just as good, plus I bought a 20"X48"X24" water proof cargo bag that will sit right in the carrier and tie down to the buckles. Good luck on yours
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