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post #1 of 13 Old 03-24-2013, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Dune buggy tire carrier!

Alright so I started building my dune buggy tire carrier off of the bumper I made.. What do you guys think so far?

I'm using 1.5 in .120 wall steel tubing. Cut the stock tire carrier up to make the tire mount, and used the sway bar links as the joint off the bumper. I will update as I get more done.



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I'm calling it a day, just gotta gusset and paint and she's done!


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Is that galvanized?If it be careful,it gives bad fumes when welded.Otherwise I like the concept!
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Thank you! And yes it is thanks for telling me good thing I've been welding outside with it

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I, do mostly in part to my driving "style" would back into every tree within a 3 mile radius while on the trail with that.

Not being DOM material, that may have a little higher likelihood of getting dinged, but should be ok for on road travels. I would highly recommend you reinforce whatever connection your going to make with the tub. The thin 1/8" thick corners you have on there won't be enough. You'll want to drill through the tub and put backing plates on whatever attachment you decide to use. That design with the tire laying more flat increases the pressure on those mounts significantly. Just don't want you running down the road losing that expensive spare and sparks flying. Even though it would make a great insurance commercial....not so good in real life...


Cheers to you for taking initiative to start building your own stuff....I commend you sir.

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I decided last night that I'm adding another tube and a lot of gusset.. I'll update as I go. When it's done it'll be bulletproof

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I, do mostly in part to my driving "style" would back into every tree within a 3 mile radius while on the trail with that.

Not being DOM material, that may have a little higher likelihood of getting dinged, but should be ok for on road travels. I would highly recommend you reinforce whatever connection your going to make with the tub. The thin 1/8" thick corners you have on there won't be enough. You'll want to drill through the tub and put backing plates on whatever attachment you decide to use. That design with the tire laying more flat increases the pressure on those mounts significantly. Just don't want you running down the road losing that expensive spare and sparks flying. Even though it would make a great insurance commercial....not so good in real life...


Cheers to you for taking initiative to start building your own stuff....I commend you sir.
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You haven't even seen how I'm mounting it yet.... Don't you worry about it.. Tomb raider made some good points which I already got covered

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You haven't even seen how I'm mounting it yet.... Don't you worry about it.. Tomb raider made some good points which I already got covered

I'm interested in how this turned out....

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Sorry I've been off the forum guys, was busy finishing my ASE certifications. Since I talked to you all last I did my transmission in my jeep. Will update this thread soon!

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Update: Finally got it mounted, going to gusset, put a little plate on and paint tomorrow.



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Update:

Today it rose above 20 degrees so I went out to the shop and worked on a quick disconnect setup. I mimicked polaris and how they connect their roll cages on their SXS.



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