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04-22-2009 04:52 PM
Timberman Love the diff covers man.. I just had mine done and haven't abused them yet.. Are they as strong as ARB claims??

04-22-2009 02:50 PM
Bignuke I love your tire carrier. I wish I could come up with something like that. Would you be willing to send me the directions on how to make one? I LOVE THAT THING!!!
09-18-2007 02:34 PM
solo97tj looks go cant even see them from the back
09-17-2007 10:29 PM
Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post

BTW i just noticed your license plate.. hmm i bet it is the best place to be lol
09-17-2007 10:06 PM
nicolas-eric man that´s the best looking tire carrier i´ve ever seen !
i wish i could do such a great work !

09-17-2007 09:51 PM
cnt487 A freakin mazing!! I envy your skills man, VERY NICE!!
09-17-2007 07:16 PM
AussieDave that is the same sort of bender i used. however i did get a new die that fit the pipe better and doesnt deform it on the radius. The die was as much as the bender. My only complaint about the die, is how large the radius is. 190mm. The die was made from an australian company called dawn. Im sure you';ll have ones just as good if not better in the states.
09-17-2007 12:29 PM
Steelman Looks only criticism would be to lose that rear tow hook. Looks like a real 'grabber'! You could obviously use a shackle in the rear hitch.
09-17-2007 12:02 PM
skeeter What do you use to bend your tubing?
I've been drooling over the ones Harbor freight carries but I'm not sure how well they work.
09-17-2007 11:54 AM
MOz Nice job mate!
09-16-2007 11:58 PM
Originally Posted by AussieDave View Post
was an ESAB 255amp mig welder.

good welds come with practice.

i've left room to bolt on an axle and shovel carrier as well. just havn't made the bkts yet.

also, the hole thing is powder coated to 255 hours salt spray spec.
Well, I am goin to start saving my money right now, because as soon as you move stateside, I want to purchase one for sure.
09-16-2007 11:25 PM
AussieDave was an ESAB 255amp mig welder.

good welds come with practice.

i've left room to bolt on an axle and shovel carrier as well. just havn't made the bkts yet.

also, the hole thing is powder coated to 255 hours salt spray spec.
09-16-2007 10:32 PM
Levinoss The reason why I asked is because those welds look top notch.

I saw some welds saturday that I cringed at on some rigs. Chicken S**T welds if you know what I mean. What type of welder did you use on those?

09-16-2007 10:31 PM
RIPBiker13 I've been trying to come up with an exceptable design for a tire carrier. I LOVE your idea for the door latch. The unit looks GREAT and I love the fact you can run jerry cans, or remove them if you don't need them.
09-16-2007 10:21 PM
AussieDave yes I welded it myself. ( believe it or not i'm an engieer who can weld/machine/fabricate) I've also made a front bumper which houses a warn 8274 high mount winch

I'd be happy to sell the CAD/drawings/and laser files to an american manufacturing company. Or they can offer me a job, would have to be in the san diego area as thats where my wife is from.
09-16-2007 08:01 PM
OdhinnsChick I can wait! Put me first on your list!
09-16-2007 07:48 PM
Levinoss Did you do the welding your self?

09-16-2007 07:42 PM
AussieDave blue print,

I've got 3D cad for it,
all detailed 2D drawings for it
and laser files as well.

And for those interested, you'll have to wait till i move to america in a years time, as shipping from australia would be a killer.
09-16-2007 03:44 PM
Originally Posted by OdhinnsChick View Post
where can I buy one?
09-16-2007 02:02 PM
OdhinnsChick where can I buy one?
09-16-2007 01:31 PM
tire carrier

It looks great-you got skils-now do you have a blue print or diagram wtih the measurments on it?
09-16-2007 01:07 PM
debruins looks GREAT!
09-16-2007 11:25 AM
Triple88a i thought it was a hood release thingy but anyhow, great great job
09-16-2007 07:29 AM
AussieDave the slam shut latch actually is a car door latch, it's called a bear claw slam shut latch or a rotary latch. These things will hold as tight as your car door, so no worries,

kind of hard to see in the pics but i've put a lever on the latch that releases the latch once pressed down.

this pic may help
09-15-2007 02:59 PM
skeeter That is COOL!!!!
09-15-2007 02:15 PM
Walkeraviator i suggest patent and sell to bigger company...
09-15-2007 12:46 PM
4point That is the nicest looking home-built unit I seen. You got some real skills there.
09-15-2007 11:33 AM
Levinoss WoW +10 rep

09-15-2007 05:52 AM
4Jeepn looks good.. how do you open the slam shut lock thing?
09-15-2007 01:51 AM
amy Hey, that's really cool! Great job.
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