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Unread 11-11-2013, 09:41 AM   #16
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hums, I checked out your FB page, but did not see anything about a tire carrier, other than the one on your sweet XJ. send me a link
I will be building it shortly we have all the designs off of the XJ, so there is no link or pic yet. Sorry if I miss lead you that it was done. It is built in my mind. Lol

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Unread 11-11-2013, 10:21 AM   #17
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I will be building it shortly we have all the designs off of the XJ, so there is no link or pic yet. Sorry if I miss lead you that it was done. It is built in my mind. Lol
hahaha...no worries at all! I was just excited to see what ya'll came up with.
My build is just in my mind as well, lol. I do have material headed my way though.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 11:57 AM   #18
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I have the material we just need time to build it. Actually we just got a new bender for the garage and I'm going to be the Guinea pig. We have to get it done before another exo cage/ LA build from ohio takes up the bay for 2 months.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 12:37 PM   #19
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Is yours going to take similar form to the XJ tire carrier?

Mine is going to sit tight against the body.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #20
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Yes just like the XJ and the tire is tight against the gate. Well it will function the same but the bends/support bars will be different. Just to change things up. Can't have them look the same.
My corners are cut out for the hinges so when I did drop down gate I built 3/16" plates to bolt in old hinge spot. We then will build a L plate that will bolt/reinforce the inside of tub plus it will bolt under the roll cage. We build our own bushing out of urethane and bolt through the tabs on the tub.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 07:53 PM   #21
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You're smarter by keeping it close to the gate. You wont have to over build it as much. Mine is about 8 inches out (for other reasons) and it places greater strain on the hinges.
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Unread 11-11-2013, 08:02 PM   #22
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You're smarter by keeping it close to the gate. You wont have to over build it as much. Mine is about 8 inches out (for other reasons) and it places greater strain on the hinges.
We actually welded to pipes toward gate that the tire sits on before aligning it to studs. It takes the strain off of the studs.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:37 AM   #23
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We actually welded to pipes toward gate that the tire sits on before aligning it to studs. It takes the strain off of the studs.
I have a similar plan for this...saw it on the Rokmen carrier.



Material from Barnes4wd came in yesterday. RuffStuff...stuff will be in today.

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Unread 11-12-2013, 07:16 PM   #24
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You're on your way keep me updated on any hiccups you may find.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 08:16 AM   #25
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Will do!

Wheel plate from Ruff Stuff came in.


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Unread 11-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #26
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We have tubing

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Unread 11-17-2013, 10:44 PM   #27
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I just put mine on the stock tailgate, since it hits the bottom stock bumper pad it does not rattle or move around. I took it over 350 miles of logging roads on a trip to Idaho this summer.

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Unread 11-18-2013, 07:43 AM   #28
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^ my tailgate sags after the previous owner had a 31" tire on it. I removed than and some time later put a 30" spare tire on it (when I had 30" tires). The factory hinges simply cannot hold the weight of a larger tire. It's not an issue of if it will sag, it is when. Worst case, the hinges actually crack, or the tailgate twists, which I have seen both happen.
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Unread 11-18-2013, 04:22 PM   #29
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The later TJ's have stronger hinges, I believe yours are the aluminum ones but mine has the steel hinges, much stronger than the previous 2 versions.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 12:29 PM   #30
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This should turn out nice!
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