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post #1 of 40 Old 02-05-2012, 12:34 AM Thread Starter
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Different sort of tire carrier...

So, here is my version. I wanted to stay with tube, since when I bought my Jeep it already had tube bumpers and tubes on the rocker guards. I couldn't figure out how to get a spindle in the rear bumper, even after scowering through BESRKS threads! Got the idea from a tire carrier i saw on Genright... They want $800, I did mine for $250 (using DOM cause I had it, could have been less if I used ERW, or even pipe). Here is the progress...





Here are the parts. I used the cage tie in kit from synergy and the tire mount from A to Z...



I tried notching the tube with a hole saw, that didn't work so I borrowed a buddies notcher... So much easier!!!









My first iteration didn't work well because it is completely covering the lights!!!



I cut out the side bars and ended up with this...



This is where it stands now. I am in the process of adding a license plate frame in the middle. Maybe some gussets, and a hi-lift mount on the top tube.


... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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post #2 of 40 Old 02-05-2012, 10:46 AM
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Very Nice! I've built two Besrks carriers so far. Although a very neat, simple, and sturdy design, Everybody has one now. Im also thinking of going the route You did for My new carrier. Good job!
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Thanks rinking! If you do, consider making the center straight part shorter and instead of going 90 degrees to the body make it like 75, you could probably add the side bars for added strength and still be able to see the lights. Also, I'd angle it up a few degrees.

Now I gotta find a couple Jerry cans, to see if they will fit along the sides of the tire.

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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I tried notching the tube with a hole saw, that didn't work so I borrowed a buddies notcher... So much easier!!!
You tried notching the tube with just the hole saw and a drill? I bet that was fun

Tire carrier looks good, I like it

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post #5 of 40 Old 02-05-2012, 03:39 PM
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What are you doing for latches? I want to build one modeled after the gen right carrier, but they use pins through the driver side bushings to keep it closed. Not a fan of that.

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Right now they are bolts, but I will use pins when I find the ones I want.

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Looks cool.Nice to see some different stuff.


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Thanks Targets, hey I'm just a couple cities north of you! I ran across your name a week or so ago, I forget what I was searching for... Anyway, thanks again!

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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That is nice! You could still use one (or two) of the De Sta Co Latches for your latching mechanism.

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That's what I'm thinking of for mine. 2 De Stac Co latches with the toggle locks.

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Keep us posted on the pins. I haven't found anything I like for my new tire carrier yet either. Just using bolts at the moment.

I took a different route entirely with mine though


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I added some tabs for the plate and put a light from Genright on it…



I got all the stuff I need for a Hi Lift mount, but haven't had time to finish it up.

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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My hitch pins got stolen from my doorstep after they were delivered (along with my Savvy LED lights!), so I gotta order some more…

I thought I'd try to make a mount for the high lift… pretty simple, big bolts, some scrap from the notcher and a couple plates cut from my 2x4x.188 square tube…






Now just got to weld the notched pieces to the base plate, paint and coat with some rubber.

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….


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Hi-Lift done, for all intents and purposes… I may go back and cut the heads off the bolts and weld them in, but not for a while. I used a locking hitch pin to secure it. I was gonna us it on one of the ends, but it didn't provided enough clamping force to keep it from rattling.




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Great job, man! I like it for being unique and functional.
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