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I was able to pick up a OR-Fab tie carrier. The cage part only, no brackets or any other hardware. Wondering if anyone has those parts to sell or if someone has one of these mounted if you could send some detailed pictures so I can fabricate the brackets myself. Thanks in advance.
 

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I have a few pics showing the installed brackets but they sure seem like they'd be difficult to fabricate. I'll post them asap hopefully by tomorrow afternoon. There's a company that is selling the ORF carrier agajn, the name is escaping me at the moment, perhaps they will sell the brackets separately.
 

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Thank you. I have called the company. Apparently they are now made in China and they are waiting for a shipment of parts, 6-8 weeks out. They did have some whole carriers but wouldn't break them up.
 

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Here you go. The brackets are pretty complex if you ask me. They have an upwards 90 degree angle at the very rear to match the bolt holes in the top of the outer mounting brackets. Then they both bend down over the inside edges the tailgate sides close against. They also bolt to the rollbar bases which is what provides like 90% of the required strength.

It'd take some real doing to get those brackets made/formed/bent correctly so the spare tire carrier/tailgate had the strength it requires. Both sides are one-piece.
 

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Thanks. Based on the weight of the carrier itself I thought it would be thicker.
 

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Thanks for the pictures Jerry. With those I was finally able to make up some brackets which work very well. Now to clean them up a bit and final paint. I extended the mounts outward several inches because I wanted the tire between the tailgate and carrier. Also put a leg from the carrier to the hitch so there is actually no weight on the mounts themselves when closed.
 

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