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post #1 of 5 Old 10-16-2009, 05:28 AM Thread Starter
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latch for swing out

I need some ideas for a latch on tire swing out.Something that is tried and true,with no rattles.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-16-2009, 08:18 AM
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Here's how I did mine. Sorry for the crappy cell pics, I'm at work.

Welded a washer and rod to a bolt



Welded a nut to the backside of the tab



No rattles and stays tight



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post #3 of 5 Old 10-16-2009, 10:10 AM
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Have you read through this thread???? http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f37/r...-along-101332/ Tons of great info in there.

This is the one I got.... DE STA CO 341-R Pull Action Clamp with Threaded U-Bolt - SmallParts.com

The one above is also a proven method, it's quite similar to the ones A to Z fab uses.

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post #5 of 5 Old 10-17-2009, 03:49 PM
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no rattles until I backed into a tree

take a look in my gallery, I built my carrier so it would open with the tailgate. I used two links with heim joints to a simple bracket bolted on the tailgate where the stock carrier used to be. it works very well, I had no rattles until I backed into a tree pretty hard and tweaked the tail gate a little. The rattle is almost not even noticeable. I think I need to just flex the tail gate back straight and life will be quiet again....... All in all I am very happy with the design, it easily supports my tire and my 200 pounds with no problems.... what I like best is that there is not another latch that has to be opened just to get into the back of my Jeep......

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