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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-13-2001, 08:26 PM
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has anyone made a rear bumper with a swing out spare tire carrier?? i need some ideas on how to make the swinging part work for a 33x12.50 tire. i am out of ideas on what to use. My brain is starting to hurt, and it is getting squishy from too much thinkin!!!!HELP!

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Re: homemade bumpers

There has been some discussion on this before with some great examples/models. I do not remember who hade them but try a search as you should find it there.
Good luck.

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I believe Bill Forrest on the board here has made some beautiful rear bumpers with swing away tire carriers.HTH

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Check out a trailer spindle and cut it down, it'll handle the stress. Also do a search on the SWB Jeep BBS, we have discussed it over there as well.

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Thanks for the complement Scott.
Mitch,
For my hinge I used a piece of 1 1/2 .120 wall tube with a 7/8" nut welded on top. Then I used a piece of 1 1/2 schedule 80 (very tight fit you will have to grind the seam out of the inside). Then I bolted it down with a 7/8" bolt. I hope the pic helps.

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For the pin I used a 1/2" quick release pin

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And this is the whole thing. If you need any help give me an e-mail and I can send more pics or I can post then here.

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Hey Bill,

Looks like your spare tire has seen better days!

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Here's a decent article to help with ideas......
http://www.off-road.com/suzuki/samurai/swingtire.htm
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