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TJgunner 04-01-2013 07:10 AM

Tire mounted in back
 
Has anyone fabbed up anything that allows you to mount the spare in the back instead of on the tailgate?

I know some people have just taken the factory tire carrier and mounted that in the back but im looking for custom stuff

Im designing something now that will not only store the tire, but unlock and flip up for secure storage underneath

deucestudios 04-01-2013 12:58 PM

I used a piece from the hatch of a XJ cherokee, it's a half ball with a T handle screw and mounting bolt, then attached that to a piece of flat stock running between the two seat belt mounting bolts.

TXST8tj 04-02-2013 04:22 PM

I would not suggest paying the money for one of these specifically, but the concept is decent.
It's a bedmount carrier from Fabtech...and I know others make some similar. You drill a hole in the tub, bolt the nut/plate to the tub, load tire in bed, thread Y handle through center of wheel into the nut plate.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/21RVxrna5QL.jpg

JoabsJks 04-02-2013 09:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJgunner (Post 3578522)
Has anyone fabbed up anything that allows you to mount the spare in the back instead of on the tailgate?

I know some people have just taken the factory tire carrier and mounted that in the back but im looking for custom stuff

Im designing something now that will not only store the tire, but unlock and flip up for secure storage underneath

This is what I made this weekend, about 100 in parts

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=b9bdb6c1fc

GoldenSahara00 04-02-2013 09:19 PM

remove stock carrier. remove rear seat. Bolt seatbelt bolt in middle through top middle bolt hole. Drill two holes in tube at lower corned bolt holes. Attach with bolt and washer/nut under tub.

No spare tire carrier? let's see some pics! - Page 4 - JeepForum.com

myquite 04-03-2013 11:47 AM

but why?

GoldenSahara00 04-03-2013 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by myquite (Post 3589222)
but why?

Oversize tire, drop down tailgate, etc.

Ill probably do it when I bump up a tire size. Not wasting 700 to carry my spare on my bumper. Lol.

myquite 04-03-2013 05:02 PM

i have about $200 in my bumper carrier, and I get to keep all my precious interior space.

GoldenSahara00 04-03-2013 09:37 PM

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Originally Posted by myquite (Post 3590361)
i have about $200 in my bumper carrier, and I get to keep all my precious interior space.


I could build one for about 120-150, most expensive piece is the hinge and latch. But it still adds a big tire on the back of your vehicle adding weight from a heavy tire and bumper and obstructs your view out the back of the window. Plus time into welding one up. I'd rather just throw the tire in the back when I wheel and leave it out when I'm not. I will probably build one eventually but I am sure I will run it in the back for a short while. It's also a pretty good look with the CJ tailgate swap.

I have my 33 on my carrier for now, when I bump to 35s and then 37s I don't really like that big of a tire on the back either way. That's just my personal preference though.

Bigbob2 04-29-2013 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by JoabsJks (Post 3586943)

This is what I made this weekend, about 100 in parts

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1&l=b9bdb6c1fc

I like it! I'll be building a custom carrier too. How does that latch work?


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