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Old 01-08-2013, 01:12 AM   #1
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Tire carrier/ bumper build

Working on doing a tire carrier and bumper build better and cooler than what I can buy. (lots cheaper too).

My idea is a simple bumper with a hitch. I want to incorporate some sort of corner protection. The biggest priority is to get the weight off the tailgate and to add a shelf for a cooler. I am considering offsetting the tire to the hinge side and lowering it for ease of access to the shelf. Space permitting I would like room for a small ammo can and possibly the hi-lift and a fuel can.

The hinge system is the front hub of a GM 10 bolt. I bought one from the wrecking yard for $20. I felt somewhat cheated since I didnt even have to pull it.

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Old 01-09-2013, 12:44 AM   #2
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:09 AM   #3
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Interested on seeing the progress. May be a summer project on getting my spare off the tailgate.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:40 PM   #4
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Got the bumper part done, now playing with where I want stuff. Hinge is waay stout and swings nicely. Tripped over an old wildland fire hose clamp one too many times. Using it for the latch now.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:23 PM   #5
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http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/5202/hingeside.jpg

Hinge side. had to take light off to install hub. havent put locking hub in yet.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #7
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http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/8776/layoutab.jpg

Was considering framing above the tire instead of the standard horizontal piece across the bottom. I abandoned this idea because, while very cool, it was overly complex. I was also worried that it would flex too much at the hinge. Although after several rides on my hinge, that is definately no problem.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:44 PM   #8
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ok got it figured out i think
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:48 PM   #9
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Ok. theres the pic of the latch. Red part is the handle of a wildland hose clamp that the kids keep leaving in my floor. the end will sit on a "perch." The pin part of the latch is a piece of 1/2" rod that has a slot in it. Havent figured out how to weld in the latch yet. Any ideas?
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:05 PM   #10
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Hers most recent pic of project.
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Old 02-01-2013, 01:08 PM   #11
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Left a ear on hub for added strength. May be awhile for more pics. I just shattered my wife's iPad.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:12 PM   #12
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Built the rack last night and today. I need some help (planning on attaching tonight). When I sat it on the supports I noticed the tire is offset 1 1/2" right(hinge). The tire is exactly in line with original mount but 2 1/2" lower.

Question: does the rack look stupid offset to right? Is anyone other than me and you guys going to notice.

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Old 02-02-2013, 08:15 PM   #13
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Slight offset picture

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And side view. I'm pretty sure it needs outside support.



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Old 02-06-2013, 07:42 PM   #14
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I think it looks fine. How are your supports gonna look?
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:26 PM   #15
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Used double latches and rubber bumps to cushion mine , no rattle and plenty strong
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:29 PM   #16
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Double latched mine , weight adds up fast , bumpy roads don't help. Used the rubbers from the original for bump stops

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