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02-12-2014 05:18 PM
Copperhead
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Originally Posted by Blacksurt View Post
How did you construct the pivot? Nice work BTW.
Thanks. I used this spindle kit from Comp4X4. Tire Carrier Hinge Kit - Heavy Duty - 1-3/4" Mega Spindle
02-11-2014 07:50 AM
All Terrain JK I used the AtoZ swing out kit when I built mine.
http://www.atozfabrication.com/store...cat=274&page=1
Spend the extra $25 and get the mega duty hinge.

Attachment 756241

I bought a DeStaCo latch but my wife thought it looked to gaudy so I just used the T bolt system that came with the AtoZ kit.

Attachment 756257

The most important thing is make sure the tire doesn't move at all. As you can see in the first pic, I shaved the stock tire snubbers so they just contact the tire when torqued down. This supports a 35x12.5 MT/RK with no movement or rattles.
02-08-2014 10:21 AM
toryflory A to Z Fabrication (Untitled Document) has all the fun parts needed to build the tire carrier. There are even a few options that may help in the customization of your design. A rear bumper and swing away is next on my list of projects and I will be using their materials to build mine. Why reinvent the wheel???
05-01-2013 10:28 PM
Blacksurt
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Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post
I just finished building a rear bumper with swingout tire carrier, and I used pretty much what most guys use, a Destaco clamp. IIRC, I used model # 344S.
How did you construct the pivot? Nice work BTW.
04-30-2013 09:11 AM
Bigbob2
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Originally Posted by Copperhead View Post
I just finished building a rear bumper with swingout tire carrier, and I used pretty much what most guys use, a Destaco clamp. IIRC, I used model # 344S.
That looks pretty good.. I'm new to the jeep world so I haven't seen many customs. Thanks for the idea
04-29-2013 11:34 PM
Copperhead I just finished building a rear bumper with swingout tire carrier, and I used pretty much what most guys use, a Destaco clamp. IIRC, I used model # 344S.
04-28-2013 05:19 PM
Bigbob2 Thanks! I really like the look of the smittybuilt latch but haven't been able to find one to buy just the latch. Ill post pics of the build when I get to it haha
04-27-2013 06:40 PM
Aseawood No idea how to latch it but I'm looking forward to seeing your DIY bumper.
04-27-2013 05:53 PM
Bigbob2
Tire carrier latch

Hey guys! I will be building a custom rear bumper soon for my 2012 jk. It will have a tire carrier and I need a good way to latch it. Any ideas?

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