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Unread 06-19-2010, 03:45 PM   #1
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Hitch Tire Carrier?

Does anyone know of any aftermarket tire carriers that go into the 2" receiver hitch?

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Unread 06-19-2010, 06:53 PM   #2
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I know a couple of guys have built them themselves
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Unread 06-19-2010, 08:23 PM   #3
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Most hitch companies make them. I know for sure...Curt, Hitch-Gate, Draw-Tite.
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Unread 06-20-2010, 05:29 AM   #4
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Here you go....

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Unread 06-20-2010, 12:52 PM   #5
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I made one for my ZJ and I was going to make and sell them but screw it...the guy that helped flaked out on me and taking an accounting it just isn't worth it. I'm going to redo mine using a trailer axle and it will workr way better than the one I have now. Also I am going to much heavier tubing.

Quick pic of mine...

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Unread 06-20-2010, 08:36 PM   #6
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I made one for my ZJ and I was going to make and sell them but screw it...the guy that helped flaked out on me and taking an accounting it just isn't worth it. I'm going to redo mine using a trailer axle and it will workr way better than the one I have now. Also I am going to much heavier tubing.

Quick pic of mine...

your planning on making a new one? how much would you want for that one? it looks great
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Unread 06-20-2010, 10:48 PM   #7
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I will probably use parts of it for the new one so I can't very well sell it. It does work good tough and has been bounced around and trail tested and hasn't failed. It isn't that hard to make. Hell I even made an anti rattle device. I have a 33" tire mounted on it.

Let me think about it...maybe I will just sell it and start from scratch. I know the commerically made ones start about $500-$600.
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Unread 06-22-2010, 11:53 PM   #8
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This time I'm doing it right. I'm using 2" heavy wall tubing and an pivot axle made by Kro Built.
Here's the start.
Bottom tube that gets welded to the receiver with the axle sitting in place. You can see the dust cap in the plastic bag above the tube.

The axle and shaft. I machined the shaft to 1.00" and relieved the bottom to 7/8 so I can wiggle it perfectly straight and perpendicular and then tack it in place. It will protrude about 1/4 inch below the tube for a great weld.

Close up of the nut and the bearings. Just regular tapered roller bearings...sorry about the fuzzy pic.
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Unread 06-23-2010, 08:48 AM   #9
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wish i had mechanical skill like that
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Unread 06-23-2010, 09:04 AM   #10
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wish i had mechanical skill like that
And I wish I had someone else to do it for me....but
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Unread 06-23-2010, 06:44 PM   #11
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And the beat goes on...

I don't mean to hijack your thread so if you want me to stop posting about my carrier I will.

Here's my setup to weld the pivot pin in place...god I love V blocks.


Cutting the 1-1/8" radius with an inexpensive Lennox 2-1/4" bi metal hole saw. It made short work of the 1/4" wall tubing. Very pleased.


Almost ready for weld. I just need to chamfer the tube so the weld will penetrate deeper.
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Unread 06-24-2010, 10:51 AM   #12
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I don't mean to hijack your thread so if you want me to stop posting about my carrier I will.

Here's my setup to weld the pivot pin in place...god I love V blocks.


Cutting the 1-1/8" radius with an inexpensive Lennox 2-1/4" bi metal hole saw. It made short work of the 1/4" wall tubing. Very pleased.


Almost ready for weld. I just need to chamfer the tube so the weld will penetrate deeper.
Nah post away bro im interested on how your building it
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