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Unread 02-21-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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ZJ rear tire carrier build

Awhile back I decided to build a rear tire carrier for my ZJ that would incorporate the stock rear bumper. I used my hobart 140 handler welder using 0.030 flux core wire. I bought 10' of 1/8" wall 2x3 tubing and 15' of 1/8" wall 2x2 tubing. I have about 3-4 feet of the 2x2 tubing left over, and the A to Z tire carrier fabrication kit
I started by building this section.

added on this section of tube, this is the main base that the swingarm spindle and latch will be mounted to. you can also see the holes i drilled for the nutserts that will be used for mounting

here is the spindle ready to be welded in place. i had to notch/bend the end of the tube otherwise it hit the rear bumper when in place

spindle welded in

this is the tube that goes over the spindle, being heated up to put the bearing races in place.

when welding the swingarm together make sure it does not warp at the welds, mine did and i still need to fix it. with the 2x2 for the vertical support i notched out the sides so it would slide over the 2x3

cut out and welding the first angled support in place. sidenote: pay attention to how high you make the vertical support, I made mine too high so now the back glass does not open with the carrier shut and i need to fix it.

next angled support tacked on

i measured and cut this piece to make the tire mount tube and to cap the vertical support

tire mount plate tacked on

test fit

I felt it needed a support between the vertical tube and the tire mount tube so i cut one out after measuring to make sure it would not interfere with the tire when mounted

here it is all finished

rear mirror view, its not so bad when my license plate wasnt mounted inside the spare rim because i could see through the holes

and here is a final pic mounted with no spare

word to the wise, when mounting the wheel studs to the wheel plate- get some washers and a lugnut, get it snug against the hole then use a hammer to force the stud into the hole. be careful to make sure you dont get them all cockeyed. there ya go guys hope this helps

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Unread 02-22-2012, 11:15 PM   #2
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Sweet! I was hoping you would make a write up on this.
It reminds me that I need to get on with mine.. If i can just bring myself to take a wire wheel to the powdercoat.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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would you be willing to make and sell me one??
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Unread 05-18-2012, 04:28 PM   #4
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where are you located? and maybe, I have a full plate this summer with summer classes, my jeep, and building a front and rear bumper for bigbluezj94
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
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[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


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Unread 05-18-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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You going to Vegas lol
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Unread 05-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #6
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You going to Vegas lol
Sadly no, I'm building them and then shipping them to her. I'm basically doing it for free, she covers materials and shipping.
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2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
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[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


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where are you located? and maybe, I have a full plate this summer with summer classes, my jeep, and building a front and rear bumper for bigbluezj94
I'm in Tampa, FL
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Unread 05-18-2012, 09:44 PM   #8
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That's where I'm from lol
Yeah, I saw your USF Knights sticker on the back of your jeep
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Yeah that one, hahaha
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Unread 05-19-2012, 12:12 AM   #12
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I love the way that turned out. Your design should have been a factory option.
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I love the way that turned out. Your design should have been a factory option.
Thanks man, I've since re worked it by moving it passenger about 6" and lowering it 3" to accommodate a larger tire than a 33 since I'll be running 37s soon
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
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[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
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Unread 05-19-2012, 05:10 AM   #14
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looks good,been thinkin about doing the same thing,just need to get the steel
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Unread 05-19-2012, 10:05 AM   #15
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UPDATE
re worked the tire carrier to accommodate larger tire and to fix a warp issue

Cut a slit to level out the swing arm

Welded and braced

Moved over 6 inches and lowered 3

Welded and painted. Still have to weld the latch
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1995 XJ- 4.0 HO, ax-15(stolen for swap), stock
2001 GMC Sonoma-RIP...
2002 GMC Sierra 1500 ECSB-roadtrip/long haul vehicle
[CENTER][COLOR="Blue"]RIP Troy (bigbluezj94) you wont be forgotten[/COLOR]

[COLOR="Purple"]December 2010 GCOTM[/COLOR]

5spd ZJ Club Member 001
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[QUOTE=bddisi;6376248]Glad you are ok. If you were a cat, you would be down to 8.:D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=Greengc4x4;10782815]Everything looks great, Hellen Keller! :D[/QUOTE]


[QUOTE=rritch;10960201]plastic + Fuel + Ignition = "Bubba wake up this is gonna be good" :rofl:[/QUOTE]


[CENTER][COLOR="Purple"]RIP William Anthony Kolich(DAD)
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