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Kevin 03-31-2010 10:36 PM

fabricating a swing out tire carrier for my 98 TJ 2nd day
 
Today I spent the day in the shop closing in the frame area and strengthening it to hold the tire. Also added tie down hook holders for when and if they're needed. I also put a plate on the bottom for the jack and used uni-strut at the top. Two bolts at the bottom w/wing nuts holding it down.:crash:
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...ON33110004.jpg
This photo shows it open.
http://i833.photobucket.com/albums/z...ON33110006.jpg
When I bought the tire carrier hinge kit I also ordered the spare tire mounting plate. After receiving it I realized it was for a Toyota tire carrier.:banghead: It's sturdy and I can drill it out I guess, but do you guys have any thoughts of what else to do? Should I pop the original off the TJ and rework it or just redrill what I bought?:confused:
Any suggestions?

jgano23 03-31-2010 10:42 PM

very nice. can't wait to see it finished and bolted to the jeep.

Vanimal00000 04-01-2010 06:24 PM

either way, you're going to have to rework something. so i'd do the path of least resistance.... whichever one that is is up to you.


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