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exm38a1er 06-09-2010 04:45 AM

Junkyard hitch rack recycling
 
I had a retired Thule bike rack lying around.
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...1er/THULE3.jpg
It could carry 3 bicycles but there was no way to be installed
on my TJ couse there was an issue with it hitting the spare tire...
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...1er/THULE2.jpg
So i disassembled it
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...1er/THULE4.jpg
Cut the length of two of the vertical sectors so they can fit umder my spare
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...1er/THULE1.jpg
Drilled new holes and reassembled it
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...a1er/THULE.jpg
After some tests i figured that there was some need for reinforcment in order
to do what i want it to do...
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...1er/Thulie.jpg
I fix the support brackets with a pin on my hitch.
http://i487.photobucket.com/albums/r...8a1er/1234.jpg
When not in use i unlock it fold it and store it in under my seat trunk
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f118/an...unk-51017.html

jgano23 06-09-2010 07:12 AM

nice

deathphoenix99 06-09-2010 07:19 AM

So can you haul bikes on it now? Because you can buy a hitch extender for fairly cheap.

exm38a1er 06-09-2010 10:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by deathphoenix99 (Post 648782)
So can you haul bikes on it now? Because you can buy a hitch extender for fairly cheap.

Ιt was a fun Sunday morning project didn't even bother to look for an alternative...
Hauling bikes?Oh yeah! i plan on using a "U" alu bar that you can clamp it
on top (that bikes can stand on their tires )and bunggie cord 'em on the spare.
It's main duty is going to be carrying baby strollers and stuff like that...

deathphoenix99 06-09-2010 11:13 AM

Alright, I was just trying to figure out what you made it for, since you never stated.

exm38a1er 06-09-2010 03:45 PM

Thanks for asking!


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