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Unread 04-16-2009, 10:25 AM   #16
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I bought a 1" OD piece of electrical conduit for a different Jeep project. It's fairly thick, and I am going to make a bike rack that bolts on between the lug nuts and the spare tire, out of that tubing. I have no concept or designs right now, but it's an idea.

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Unread 04-16-2009, 12:25 PM   #17
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i didn't like the rear tire. its easy but i think its to much weight for tailgate, also i like having my bike above for safety and lastly i have it mounted in the rear so no mud falls on me with the design above it seems liek u need to take it off to put top on. i can keep mine on all year and doesnt require welding and tubes.

i get the fork mount tomorrow and i will be happy to show u my design! cost to make my design work so far, 27.00 25 for clips and 2 bucks for muffler clamps. i have my teacher getting me a rear mount for my rear tire.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 12:33 PM   #18
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I made a cargo rack for the reciever out of 2 inch angle iron. I used expanded metal for the floor and it works great. Last summer I needed a bike rack for my specialized hard rock sport (lol a wall mart cheapie comapred to some of your steeds). So I went to the bike shop and got one of those clamps that hold the forks when the wheel is off and I bolted that to the outside of my rack. Then I just throw the front wheel in the back of the jeep. It works great and cost i think $17? really cheap for something that works great. If you dont have a rack already ( I aasume you dont) You can easily make a bike specific rack in this model very easily. Just run square tubing out of your hitch. Then branch off with angle turned up to accept the rear wheel and mount the clamp on the other end. Sorry for the length and less than stellar articulation of this concept but I will try to get you some pics later today or tomorrow.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 01:09 PM   #19
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i guess it all depends on your jeeps set up. for more trail worthy then street worthy lol. was your reciver in your bumper or directly to frame?? since mine was on the bumper it bounces to much to put any kind of rack on it.
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Unread 04-16-2009, 01:22 PM   #20
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I have a curt 2in receiver bolted to the frame
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Unread 04-19-2009, 11:44 AM   #21
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just finished it up yesterday, two muffler clamps and a fork mount... for the rear im getting a rear tire bracket to strap it down. but for now bungee works fine on to pics my roll bar got scratched so you can put some padding between the bar and clamp i didnt care. im also getting a summer top so it works all summer




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Unread 04-19-2009, 02:11 PM   #22
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nice i might just have to barrow that design
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Unread 04-21-2009, 02:49 PM   #23
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Thats a really sweet idea.I drive a unlimited so i dont know if the length with work in my favor or against me. But i have a spare fork mount so i will definately have to try that. It looks pretty B.A. too.
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Unread 04-21-2009, 04:02 PM   #24
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This is a pic of the bracket I use, its made by FOURTREKS, and is designed to work with a Yakima Deadhead mount. They make differant size collars depending on the size tubing of your cage or rollbar.


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Unread 04-21-2009, 08:23 PM   #25
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im glad someone also got the idea! it seemed so cool i had to share the idea. when i go biking every one looks and i got a few compliments
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Unread 04-21-2009, 08:32 PM   #26
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Looks Good! I may have to modify my design when I have my top off to this.
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Unread 04-21-2009, 09:30 PM   #27
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50 bucks for that clamp plus shipping or 3 bucks for muffler clamps ill stick with the m/c lol i guess it would work though
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Unread 04-24-2009, 10:58 PM   #28
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I built a bike rack for the front of my Jeep for about $74.00 to hold me over until I figured out a better solution. Here I am about 3 or 4 years later still using it. It's not pretty, but it's stout! Basically I purchased a cheap receiver rack of ebay, picked up some round steel tubing, bored a hole through the receive hitch tubing and slid the round tubing right through it and welded it up. I can rock the entire Jeep standing on either end of this rack.



The only thing I don't like about it is that the bike could take a rock hit from vehicles in front of me, but I usually keep my distance from the guy in front of me anyhow. Plus I've been rear-ended by other drivers 5 times over the years... so I don't have much faith in the idea of carrying a bike on the rear of my Jeep.

I did carry the bike on the roof at first... that is until I drove my Jeep into the garage with the bike still on top. That was a lousy day!

This homemade bike rack does a good job and it's definitely the best and most solid rack I've ever had, but I'm still not 100% satisfied with it and would really like to put my bike in between the spare tire and the Jeep.
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Unread 04-25-2009, 12:19 PM   #29
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i also like the behind the tire rack.
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Unread 05-19-2009, 08:23 PM   #30
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heres a a link and a picture of a guys homemade bike rack:

http://www.socaltrailriders.org/foru...bike-rack.html

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