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Any good starter tips on designing \ making a frame attached tire carrier? The one attached to the body pulled a chunk of the tub off. What do you use for pivot point so it will swing out? What thickness of steal did you use ... I've looked a few is the triangle design better than a straight up bar? Any tips \ opinions pics would be great

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Re: tire carrier

i just got done designing mine.. goes into production next week.. should have some pics up next weekend... but it will carry a 35" tire.. a safari rack.. and i wont loose any of my departure angle..
sorry i dont have it disk.. was designed on a napkin here at work.. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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Re: tire carrier

Cool I need to carry 35's too ... I was thinking of attaching gas cans on on each side ... keep me posted

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Re: tire carrier

Mine was made from 1/4 thick steel tubing. The hinge is part of an old 2 piece AMC 20 axle shaft with steel tube over it. No bearings to rust or wear out.

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Re: tire carrier

Here are a couple of pics of mine (35" spare). I used the trailer hub/spindle with tapered roller bearings. I've never heard of the bearings going bad...they just don't get used enough for wear. I love the tightness of it all.



This probably shows the design the best.


This one shows the receiver tube for the spare. It can adjust in or out depending.


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Re: tire carrier

Would like some blueprints for that dawg so I can build it cause my 89 YJ's gas gauge is FUBAR and I always need a jerry can or 2...and my tailgate is not 35 friendly, lol...please advise...

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