Another Swing-Out Spare Carrier Build - Page 2 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Wrangler Forums > YJ Wrangler Technical Forum > Another Swing-Out Spare Carrier Build

TeraFlex Now at Rockridge 4WD! BEST DEALS around!Alloy usa heavy duty ball joint kitsENGO QUADLUX 6" to 54" LED AMBER AND WHITE MULTI

Reply
Unread 04-21-2010, 09:39 AM   #16
DaveinHouston
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 509
I finally got around to lowering the jack mount. I moved it to the front side of the carrier frame and dropped it about eight inches. This makes for better security too as you can't remove the jack without swinging open the carrier. So as long as the carrier is locked in place you can't remove the jack. The visibility through the rear view mirror is much better now.

hpim1261.jpg   hpim1262.jpg   hpim1263.jpg   hpim1264.jpg  
__________________
- 2003 Rubicon - 4" Lift, 35" KM2s, 5.13 gears, winch
- 1968 CJ5 - Dauntless V6, T-86, Dana 18, D27 & D44

- NRA Life Member - Licensed to Carry and Do.
DaveinHouston is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-27-2010, 10:51 AM   #17
DaveinHouston
Registered User
2003 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Houston
Posts: 509
I decided to modify my carry basket so it sits on top of the carrier instead of hanging off the back of it. This moves the weight much farther forward and should reduce the load on the hinge. I put rubber bumpers on the basket with about 1/4" clearance between the back glass in case it bumps up against the glass. I also put another rubber bumper on the outside edge of the basket where it hits the Jeep top when it's swung all the way open. I modified the carrier latch to get it out of the way of the license plate holder/gas cap cover. I may build a gas can carrier at some point but I think this will be it for a while.
hpim1268.jpg   hpim1269.jpg   hpim1270.jpg   hpim1271.jpg   hpim1266.jpg  

__________________
- 2003 Rubicon - 4" Lift, 35" KM2s, 5.13 gears, winch
- 1968 CJ5 - Dauntless V6, T-86, Dana 18, D27 & D44

- NRA Life Member - Licensed to Carry and Do.
DaveinHouston is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-27-2010, 10:56 AM   #18
jeep350chevy
Registered User
1987 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: CT
Posts: 385
Very nice job
jeep350chevy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.