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post #1 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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My folding ZJ spare tire mount project

So I bought this folding mount off a guy on craigslist for $70. He had it on a XJ. Well when I mounted it up the angle was wrong and looked kinda dorky... So with the help of my neighbor (Welding) we redesigned it... added a HiLift mount. I like it.

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 05:08 PM
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Ive seen better welding.. Maybe turn the heat up a bit and try goin a little slower next time. As long as it works thats whats up.

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post #3 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah... I sure it could be a lot better... It was my first time.. and my neighbor is not a pro either

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post #4 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 05:24 PM
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I think it looks good. Looks sturdy too. Although I'm not sure what you were going for with your license plate in the last pic.

The welds don't have to be pretty as long as they penetrate.
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 06:13 PM
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i dont like that it pretty much completely blocks your view out of the back window. i wouldve made it either lower or more to the drivers side

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post #6 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 06:19 PM
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^ It doesn't, it's only a 30" tire and it is mounted low already. The angle of the pictures are deceiving.
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 06:30 PM
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Yeah... I sure it could be a lot better... It was my first time.. and my neighbor is not a pro either
not tryin to be a dick just shootin ya a tip

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post #8 of 11 Old 03-24-2013, 06:47 PM Thread Starter
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im good... you would have said the same thing leaving off the "I've seen better welding" ...LOL

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post #9 of 11 Old 04-04-2013, 02:59 PM
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That set up is sick! Just curious, is it pretty loud on/off road? If not how did you reduce vibration? Hi-Lift, liscense plate, everything is sweet. With a little grinding I'd pay decent $ for one of those. Nice job.
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post #10 of 11 Old 04-04-2013, 05:39 PM
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Thats nice! I was just gonna throw mine on the roof. Im gonna have to make one of those.
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post #11 of 11 Old 04-05-2013, 04:58 AM
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Looks great.

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