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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-20-2001, 06:30 AM Thread Starter
 
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H8Monday! tire rack pics??

Hey h8, can you post your spare tire rack picks here please. Thanks
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Re: H8Monday! tire rack pics??

Here ya go Andrew, sorry it took me a while to find the disc these pics were on.
I built this rack system from old rack components I already had, so its not built from scratch.
The swing away and bumper, were I believe a Tomken product. The tomken does not have a very strong hinge.
The upper rack was a cheap old Canyon Crawler brand, that I had bought a coupole years before from 4 WPW (I think).
Here is a pic of how I mounted the upper rack. I used reciever hitch material for the mounts ( 2" x 1/4" & 2 1/2" x 1/4" square tubing). The upper rack just slides into the mast that has been welded to the swing away bumper, it can be raised lowered or removed very easily.

This pic is of the rear rack mount which can also be raised lowered or easil removed.

This is a pic of the configuration in its normal 2 or 3 day camping configuration.

Here is a pic of the built in chainsaw rack.

This pic shows the entire system packed for a 9 day trip. It was a noticeable load on the rear, and much heavier than I would choose to be, if at all possible. It did work very well however.

I use a set of struts running from the rack to the roll cage to help tranfer the weight to the cage instead of the rack, which helps quite a bit. I also have a vice attached to the rear mast(just above,where the lower rack mounts).
The entire rack system is being scrapped this winter for a better lighter design.
Oh yeah my spare can be mounted on the lower rack mount with a slide in bracket, but I carry it in the backof the bed, to move weight forward. The rear seat can still be installed for my daughters with tire in the rear. I dont think a hard top would work with it though.
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Re: H8Monday! tire rack pics??

looks like you have a power outlet on it in one pic??

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I'd H8 to think if you ever settled down and had your own garage the kind of stuff you would come up with (especially somewhere other than Missouri). How about you move to Missouri, we need at least 2-3 more shopping malls. My garage is always open,7-24-365.

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Re: H8Monday! tire rack pics??

Hey, if anyone else has any pics of tehre tire racks, please share, i am trying to come up with a design right now. THanks
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Re: H8Monday! tire rack pics??

the "built in chainsaw rack." Complete with a Stihl....does it get ANY BETTER?

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Re: H8Monday! tire rack pics??

I am in the process of making a swing away now. I have a question concerning the hinge, with the rack loaded as pictured how well does the hinge on the Tomken hold up when in the open position? I believe it should hold up well with just a spare tire which is my main concern, but I would rather build it up now so that I can add to it later. Any input would be appreciated.

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Re: H8Monday! tire rack pics??

Chainsaw racks are coooool!

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