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Unread 01-10-2011, 11:05 AM   #16
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I really like how you did the shovel mount. I have been looking for a way to do this and I think I may somewhat "copy" your set up as far as how you clamped the handle to secure the jack.

You are doing a really good job though. Keep up the great work![/QUOTE]

Ya the shovel mount is pretty easy, but watch out when you weld it since it likes to warp because of the heat. I couldn't find any other way to do it that i could weld on. The only disadvantaged is that there are 4 wing nuts= more to loss on the trail.

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Unread 01-10-2011, 11:11 AM   #17
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Awesome work. I still haven't broken into welding my own stuff.

Just curious, but are you going to leave the CB antenna that high? Guess you don't have an parking garages there..
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Unread 01-10-2011, 11:14 AM   #18
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Awesome work. I still haven't broken into welding my own stuff.

Just curious, but are you going to leave the CB antenna that high? Guess you don't have an parking garages there..
Welding isent that hard just take your time and learn to get a nice bead down, and focus on the penetration of the weld.

Ya my CB antenna is going to stay that high, we do have parking garages but i think i go in one once a year. I will take it off when i need to, i will have it off all the time unless i go offroading since it wont fit in the garage!
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Unread 01-11-2011, 06:07 AM   #19
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Really nice job man. Looks real good.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:04 PM   #20
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Really nice job man. Looks real good.
Thanks.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:11 PM   #21
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Good news. So yesterday i got home before the the UPS guy came so i started to get it ready for the latch. I put a new tube on there, one that is a little bigger, and has much better welds than the last one. I also took the time to cap the top so i wouldn't have to worry about water getting in and rusting it.


Now for the bad news. Once the UPS guy got here i was exited to finally finish it. Opened the box and saw the latch, it was miniature. I knew this couldn't be right so i looked up the part number and i ordered the one with only 360 holding pounds. So that was disappointing. I am not going to spend the time and money to buy another one from them. But i think i have decided on going the T-bolt way. It seems very easy to do and cheap. I know i will have to worry about it coming undone but, once i start to hear it i will just pull over and tighten it. I think i will put a pin in the back side of the bolt so id doesn't come all the way out once the pin is in place, or just put an extra wing nut on it. Not sure yet but will get it finished tomorrow most likely.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #22
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Very good job on the carrier. I wish my welds look as good as yours. I built my own carrier a few months ago and I spent a lot of time grinding my welds to make them look decent. I used the t-bolt style latch and it works great. I have not had a problem keeping it screwed in. A pin on the other side is a good idea though. I may do that as well.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 04:43 PM   #23
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Very good job on the carrier. I wish my welds look as good as yours. I built my own carrier a few months ago and I spent a lot of time grinding my welds to make them look decent. I used the t-bolt style latch and it works great. I have not had a problem keeping it screwed in. A pin on the other side is a good idea though. I may do that as well.
Hey thanks, if you wouldnt mind could you put up a pic of your t bolt latch. Thanks.
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Unread 01-11-2011, 05:15 PM   #24
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Looks great.

Just watch out for the bug holes in your welds.
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Unread 01-12-2011, 09:39 PM   #25
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Got all of it finished today other than the gas can mounts, thats in another couple of weeks. I want to get it on so i can go wheeling this weekend.

Here are all the pieces being painted.


went for a little test drive once i got it all installed. Not a sound other than the hi lift.




Picture of the T-latch. was really hard to get all 3 holes to line up just right.


This is the frame tie in i made. really solid.


Within the next couple of weeks i will be making the gas can holders for both sides of the tire carrier. So look back in the future.

thanks for looking.
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Unread 01-13-2011, 07:33 AM   #26
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Great job. Looks really good!!!
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Unread 01-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #27
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I'm really kinda interested in the "Tee bolt" latch. I like the idea that you can keep the mount tight to (hopefully) keep the rattling to a minimum. My question is, how much of a PITA is it when you need to get into the back end of the jeep? I get into mine 3-5 times a day and I'm afraid it would get old unscrewing the latch each time, then securing it again. I'm kinda torn between the good and the bad.

Good job on the build! I like the frame tie in's you made...good job! I've got to do a bumper when it warms up AND I get a little time. I've got a lot of ideas banging around in my head...!

Thanks for sharing!

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Unread 01-19-2011, 03:12 PM   #28
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I'm really kinda interested in the "Tee bolt" latch. I like the idea that you can keep the mount tight to (hopefully) keep the rattling to a minimum. My question is, how much of a PITA is it when you need to get into the back end of the jeep? I get into mine 3-5 times a day and I'm afraid it would get old unscrewing the latch each time, then securing it again. I'm kinda torn between the good and the bad.

Good job on the build! I like the frame tie in's you made...good job! I've got to do a bumper when it warms up AND I get a little time. I've got a lot of ideas banging around in my head...!

Thanks for sharing!

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Well if you open the back alot i would go with a latch set up. But you could make it work if you get the right sized bolt, mine is a little to long and is a pain in the *** to get out. Also if you go the t-bolt way make sure your bolts line up perfectly or it gets really hard to screw in and unscrew the bolt. But overall i really like this set up since it is really solid and is defiantly not going to go anywhere!!
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Unread 01-23-2011, 09:15 PM   #29
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That looks awesome bud! Very good work. What size rectangular tube did you use for the rear bumper itself? I want to start building me some bumpers and carrier sometime this year as soon as I can get a hold of some steel.
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Unread 01-23-2011, 10:03 PM   #30
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Thanks!! The previous owner made the bumper, but i cleaned up the welds and filled some holes. But to answer your question the lower bumper part is 2x4 peace.

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