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Unread 04-22-2014, 02:55 PM   #1
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"Evo Style" Tire Carrier

This is only my 2nd build and Im still new to welding so its not beautiful but it seems solid!

Ive been wanting a tire carrier to get my 35 out of the back so I can get my seat back in there. I really liked the body mounted carrier that evo offroad makes for the JK's so I thought I would try and replicate that.

I do not have a tube bender and after a month of trying to figure out if I could afford that plus all the tube I came up with another idea. I previously used AtoZ rock sliders to make them myself and realized the bends were perfect for what I was looking for.

Took some measurements, called them up and had them pre-bend me tube and I had them leave extra on the ends so I could trim them down myself. I also had them do the stinger hoop on the rear. The quality and price were great for them both.

I used heim joints with a 5/8 in bore for the ends. Since I am very new to fabricating I wanted the ability to adjust the ends to length in case my cuts were not perfect or my hinges were not welded in the exact spot they needed to be.

End of day, Im very happy with the outcome and just hoping it doesnt rip off the back while driving down the road!

Hope you like!

Before I trimmed the ends:


Before Paint:


Installed:






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Unread 04-22-2014, 03:54 PM   #2
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Nice! Good call on using pieces of bent tubing too.
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Unread 04-22-2014, 06:54 PM   #3
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Looks like your vertical supports are blocking the tail lights, but it could just be the picture angle. How does it look to a car behind you?
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Unread 04-22-2014, 07:01 PM   #4
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Looks like your vertical supports are blocking the tail lights, but it could just be the picture angle. How does it look to a car behind you?
Yea they are slightly. Trying to decide if I should cut some holes in the supports or not.

Any ideas?
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Unread 04-23-2014, 12:15 AM   #5
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I would actually wire in some additional LED lights off of your trailer wiring connector, so that you don't have to worry about visibility and it would look pretty cool. Especially since you don't seem to have any rear side marker lights which will bite you in the butt, especially in MD,VA and DC. I know, I lived in NoVA. I would also look at fabbing some fenders to match because your carrier looks great.
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Unread 04-23-2014, 01:18 PM   #6
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I like how it keeps the tire lower than normal. Can we get some more pictures from a little further away?

I was debating on making one like yours or like TNT customs carrier.

http://www.tntcustoms.com/Jeep_TJ_LJ...e_carrier.aspx
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Unread 04-23-2014, 04:57 PM   #7
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Very nice work, I will be using some design points from your carrier, again nice work. Ron
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Unread 04-24-2014, 03:19 PM   #8
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thanks for all the comments guys. Im going to add some additional lights as mentioned about, just need to figure out where I want to put them.

Ill post some more pics soon from further away.
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Unread 04-24-2014, 05:43 PM   #9
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I was thinking of possibly using the oval tractor trailer lights in the rectangle tubing uprights, Just a thought. Ron
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