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!
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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