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Unread 07-01-2007, 08:59 PM   #1
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Started my tire carrier I want your thoughts

Hey guys started my swing away tire carrier. I started my project with a budget of 10 dollars due to the fact that I have moths flying out of my wallet. The pictures are what I got done today. The bumper I made a while ago but never got around to finishing the tire carrier. So everything from the bumper up is new. Supplies so far have cost me 0$ I went with a different idea hoping it would be stronger than the single hinge point carriers. I plan to also have a jerry can holder and a few other things on the "mast". The tire rack is removable but also will be secured. Start at the bottom and work your way up to see the progression. Let me know what you think, if its junk or worth what I have into it.










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Unread 07-01-2007, 09:01 PM   #2
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Unread 07-01-2007, 09:27 PM   #4
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thats awesome.. i want some new garage toys to play with right now
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Unread 07-02-2007, 02:40 PM   #5
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I wish I had a garage to put my toys in. working out of a shed sucks
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Unread 07-02-2007, 02:43 PM   #6
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looks fantastic!! nice work!
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Unread 07-02-2007, 02:56 PM   #7
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Thanks, I got alot more to do, hopefully I'll get some time soon to work on it again.
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Unread 07-02-2007, 04:22 PM   #8
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holy arc welder batman!

my hat goes off to you.... i've had a dozen or so attempts at stick welding and that **** is HARD.... props to you for actually knowing how
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Unread 07-02-2007, 08:13 PM   #9
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Thanks Big, thats what we started with at school and I hated it. Now I love stick welding. Although I use the wire feed for the thin plate, cause I'm lazy. Just use the stick for when I wanna burn deep. Also that machine was given to me by a great friend, I thank him every time I see him. I love my miller.
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Unread 07-04-2007, 07:33 AM   #10
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Definitely worth your time & $$$. Garrrr, great job. Besides your plans for the cans, throw somethin on there for:
- a hi-lift.
- hybrid backup light or two
If possible, I think fisherman pay top dollar for moth-bait so plan for or even if can attach a basket, since heep space is a premium. Freakin Garvin's trail basket is sweet.
- Mounts for a future overhead rack mod i.e.: "Daves Rack, Garvin, etc...
Great 'fabbin.
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Unread 07-04-2007, 07:42 AM   #11
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I wish I had a garage to put my toys in. working out of a shed sucks


I feel your pain man. Try doing it in an uneven driveway with the only access to your toys is on the other side of the house thru the neighbors driveway. Why they put the door over there I will never know.

Looks great BTW. Nice stick welds. And props for a miller


Why you sayin mig is Lazy welding??????
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Unread 07-04-2007, 09:29 AM   #12
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Cannon I have plans for alot of what your talking about, its not done and I have alot of work yet to do. but definitely there are plans for that stuff. I can't wait till next weekend when I can get back to it. when I have more pics of the stuff that i get done next I'll post them.

Rusty I was wondering if somebody would take that statement that way after I wrote it, haha. What I meant was I'm too lazy to try and arc the thin plate. Using the wire feed is just so much nicer when your done. I don't have gas for that welder so its not nice and clean when your done but it still looks good enough after you work on it a little. Oh by the way thanks rusty your welding cart project got the welding juices flowing. I want to get this done so I can start on the welding cart. I acquired the metal for it this week. moms pull cart is going to be used as a platform to build off of (thanks for the suggestion). After hauling all the welding stuff back to the shed I can't wait to get the cart done.
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Oh by the way thanks rusty your welding cart project got the welding juices flowing. I want to get this done so I can start on the welding cart. I acquired the metal for it this week. moms pull cart is going to be used as a platform to build off of (thanks for the suggestion). After hauling all the welding stuff back to the shed I can't wait to get the cart done.


Glad I could be a motivator. Now if only the weather would hold up for me I would finish my projects.
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Unread 07-04-2007, 09:35 AM   #14
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Yeah rusty I have the same problem, last weekend on sat it got so dark out it almost looked like it was dusk. I said "hmmm better start putting everything away" beings that it takes a half hour to lug all the stuff back into the shed. Got everything back in the shed and went inside, don't you know the damn sun came out.
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Unread 09-21-2007, 12:51 PM   #15
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what happen to this thread, where's the finished project? And on a more serious note, where did you get your material from? I have been looking high and low for some "free" metal and can't find anything anywhere.
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