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post #76 of 147 Old 04-13-2012, 06:09 AM
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The carrier is lookin good man. I do, however, have a small bit of advice that come from the experience from my first tire carrier build on my TJ...


The upright for the tire mount NEEDS to be braced. The best way would be like this


Even if it has great weld penetration, the stress of that tire hanging on that single upright will eventually crack the welds and cause it to fail.


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post #77 of 147 Old 04-13-2012, 06:27 AM
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Is that 2x2 on everything?

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post #78 of 147 Old 04-13-2012, 06:34 AM
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Is that 2x2 on everything?
yes it was. the tire was a 35, and I started seeing stress fractures on the welds closest to the body. i changed my design to tuck the tire closer to the body by doing this:


and the tire rested on these 2 small standoffs to distribute the weight


sorry for the hijack, i would just hate to see a "my tire carrier broke" thread

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post #79 of 147 Old 04-13-2012, 08:26 AM
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post #80 of 147 Old 04-13-2012, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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The carrier is lookin good man. I do, however, have a small bit of advice that come from the experience from my first tire carrier build on my TJ...


The upright for the tire mount NEEDS to be braced. The best way would be like this


Even if it has great weld penetration, the stress of that tire hanging on that single upright will eventually crack the welds and cause it to fail.
i agree 100% however im only going to brace it on one side

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i agree 100% however im only going to brace it on one side
thats what i did

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post #82 of 147 Old 04-19-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lowered the tire 2" and pulled it closer to the body, also braced it. Two more weeks of weld time do gotta finish

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Attaboy. Sucks only having one day a week. I know. Hopefully gonna finish mine this weekend bc jeep beach is next weekend!

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post #84 of 147 Old 04-19-2012, 06:21 PM
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Lowered the tire 2" and pulled it closer to the body, also braced it. Two more weeks of weld time do gotta finish
can you post a pic of the rear? (straight on view) I'm making a carrier but might have it only go 1/2 across.

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I really like your design! Very well thought out. I'd suggest turnin' the heat up on your welder a bit. It'll help burn it in a little and not be so pronounced (less grinding). Looks great though! Keep it up!

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Thanks for the compliment, im clearly still a noob with welding, especially working with the different settings , ill just be happy if it all stays together... I wish I had someone watching and giving me tips throughout. Might need to buy my own and get balls deep in practicing ha.

Ill get a picture for you in the morning straight on. Why do you want to only go halfway? Steel cost would only be like 20$ cheaper. I still plan on asking a jerry can for dirt bike fuel and placement four skis and snowboards.
On a side note I plan to only have fuel in it on a trip, my teacher was telling me how a friend of his had been rearended and the tanks blew up and killed him. Sad story.
Jerry can mount will be perfect to relocate the license plate n light

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...Why do you want to only go halfway? Steel cost would only be like 20$ cheaper. I still plan on asking a jerry can for dirt bike fuel and placement four skis and snowboards.
i want my spare as far left as possible so i still have over-the-shoulder view out the rear. that would leave a lot of empty space. that's kinda why a wanted to see what it looked like. i think protofab uses 1/2 length.

who knows, maybe i'll keep it full length and add mounts for a jerry can and co2 tank.

BTW: are you using a lockout pin?
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Heres that pic

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im using a half inch pin I bent and tappered, gravity and a snug fit

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Since we are on the topic, I am looking at doing a modified version of this tire carrier for a JK. Trying to think of a way to get it to lock though.,,I dunno?
found a jeep in town with this carrier and got you some pictures of that hinge if you see this...
that jk also has an srt8 motor and 37s
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Heres that pic
im using a half inch pin I bent and tappered, gravity and a snug fit
Thanks! I think i'll make it full length for now and if i really don't like it i'll chop it down later.

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