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Old 07-08-2012, 01:59 PM   #1
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need ideas - DIY storage off tire carrier

So, I have a Smittybuilt Classic rear bumber with swing-away tire carrier on my '98 TJ. This has a 2" square "post" vertical up the center behind the tire. I have a 33" Km2 spare-tire.

I'm looking for ideas of how to DIY/fab a support structure/brackets off the center post to support a off-shelf storage rack. The rack would need to clear the top of the spare tire.

I cant imagine I'm the 1st guy to think of this. I'm considering simple steel "L-angle" attached to the center post in some manner.

Any ideas? thanks!
98 Wrangler TJ Sport. Racho lift, Detroit rear auto-locker, 4:10 gears, 33" BFG KM2's, Smittybuilt bumbers, Warn winch, Bushwacker flares.
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:19 AM   #2
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This is what i have for a rack. let me know if you have any questions
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:35 AM   #3
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This is what i have for a rack. let me know if you have any questions
Did you fab the hinge or is that something that needs to be bought?
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:23 AM   #4
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Many places online where you can buy the hinge. I suggest A to Z fabrication. Talk to Zack. Also, would use the upgraded spindle to handle the extra weight of the rack with the carrier.
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