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post #1 of 251 Old 02-20-2012, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Doing it PERFECT: Rear tire carrier

Just busting on XJ-Tim

I doubt this Bumper will be perfect but XJ-Tim inspired me to get started and give it a shot.

Last week I ordered a Comp4x4 Face mount hinge. The bolt they supplied was not long enough were the shank passed the lower bushing IE, the bottom bronze bushing would ride on the threads . Whos in charge of this stuff??
Also, when it was an option to go from grade 5 to grade 8 on their site it was an extra $15. Ha, I bought a longer bolt than what they sent me for $8.76 in grade 8 at tractor supply. Markup much?

Anyways pic of the hinge with the correct bolt. One of the brackets is already welded to the Jeep.


I didnt take many pics of the bracket attached, but I have only welded the top plate.


Also cut out a mounting plate for the tire with the hypertherm.


Approximate mounting location.


Also tapped a zerk fitting into the bushing sleeve. Mmmmm cant wait to fill that puppy with grease. Nothing better than seeing your grease ooze out of a tight new bushing






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post #2 of 251 Old 02-20-2012, 10:26 PM Thread Starter
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OK so what I did today.
Had class for a lot of the day but managed to get a couple things done/figured out.
Bought a nice new hole saw set, never used one on metal before but apparently its common practice. The bar its sitting next too will be the "swing" welded to the hinge

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****ING NAILED IT!!


Not really, the bit caught when breaking through and ripped off some teeth
I think I'm just going to plasma out a traced pattern.

I had bought this trailer pin thingy from harbor freight. The red caught my eye and it looked like a great handle for the bumper. Fabbed up what I think will be a great locking mechanizism. This isnt final product I just drilled a hole real quick in the ****ed up end of the tube to see if my concept will work. It passed with flying colors.






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Yeah thats about it tonight. I have math homework .
Tomorrow all day class, but wensday I hope to have the "swing" section welded on and come close to a conclusion for the "pin"

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post #4 of 251 Old 02-21-2012, 12:15 AM
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Very interesting thus far. Kudos on the build!

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post #5 of 251 Old 02-21-2012, 02:32 AM
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looks good! you got a sketch of what you would like it look like when you're done? just a warning, when you weld the spindle sleeve onto the swing arm, stuff it with paper towels. it will burn but it'll prevent splatter and other crap from ruining the inside. it would also be a good idea to get longer flange sleeve bearings, its just beefier IMO.


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Havent designed the carrier portion yet, just the hinge and the latch. Tomorrow I will have some time to work on it, I need to get 2 bushings for the latch mechanism. I hope to have the hinge all welded up and the latch at least started

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Holy **** is that a Reliant?
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Holy **** is that a Reliant?
No,













(its an Aries )
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i literally lol'ed when I read the title of this thread. I had been following XJ-Tim's thread. Thanks for the laugh!
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post #10 of 251 Old 02-22-2012, 08:11 AM
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You should make one for stock rear bumpers ... I'll test permanently

Red Green would think of something crafty to do with that K car. Plow, washing machine ...

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You should make one for stock rear bumpers
dude, dont even talk about that here..


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Ended up ditching that pin I bought, too wimpy.
Bought this 8" 3/4 bolt, two bronze bushings and one sleeve.



Anyways today I plasma'd out the hole and zapped in the spindle



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Aligning the swing




Zapped it in



Cut to size

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Then I started on the latch. And yes, that hole is off center on purpose. I'll show the reason for that later.



Bushings in.



Bottom bushing cut flush. I ended up flipping the bottom bushing to the inside, I think the latch will operate smoother.



Playing with the spring. It seats nicely over the bushing.



Pin in and set up. The end will be cut much shorter so it doesnt need so much "throw" to get it up.






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Thats about it for tonight. I plan to get the receiver part on the latch welded onto the bumper tomorrow. I'm going to make it double shear, yes its going to sink into a hole in the bottom AND be secured at the top. Anyone want to guess how I'll do that?

Also, heres a clue as to how the pin will travel up and down. Any guesses for that one? I would be REALLY surprised if anybody guesses correctly.


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