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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:05 PM   #2056
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Not sure if I ever shared my modded latch, and it's not very easily mass produced, but I have been extremely pleased with how well this locks into place. Maybe a bit overboard visually, too... but I think it's cool.



It's made from a massive wrench i found rusting in the mud at a salvage yard. I built the pivot point by drilling through the wrench (hard as hell... wish I'd have had a plasma cutter then) and sleeving on either side with steel tubing. It pivots on a really big grade 8 bolt, at the unthreaded part. The upper pin that locks it in place is the same that BESRK puts on the J-lock setup. The lower tab it locks onto was mocked up in cardboard and finessed after installed.

Works 100% great. Only drawback is that I have to disassemble and clean (wire wheel) and grease, then reassemble the pin lock at top about every 4-6 months... 5 minutes work probably.

Locks in TIGHT... no give, no rattle, never a fear of hitting it on anything. I'd build this design on a bumper again, only the pivot would be prettier now that I have a lathe and a plasma cutter. Even if it weren't a over-sized wrench, one of you guys with a CNC plasma could make a handle with the same principle. (I recommend a long handle... I push to get this locked in so tight.)

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Unread 02-23-2014, 08:14 PM   #2057
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I like that.. does that style of latch have the "toggle plus" trigger? The little latch that keeps it from popping open.
Yes it does. It is the 344. It's basically the same one as the 341. Only a right angle. I will post more pictures later.
I think I saw this same wrench latch on another forum or post.

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Unread 02-23-2014, 09:22 PM   #2058
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Yes it does. It is the 344. It's basically the same one as the 341. Only a right angle. I will post more pictures later.
I think I saw this same wrench latch on another forum or post.

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Here is a picture that shows the locking lever. Got it from MCM for about $70. I know it's almost double the cost of the 341, but.............it works for me.
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Unread 02-24-2014, 07:15 AM   #2059
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Wow.. those are indeed kinda pricey!

One of these days, I need to start making my own latch system. Add that to the mile-long list of projects..
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Unread 02-24-2014, 02:15 PM   #2060
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I've been following this thread for years! Great craftsmanship and quite frankly, a great role model. Your advice and guidance in this thread and many others have been incredibly valuable.

I have a Torchmate and i was watching your video about cutting bumper blanks using it. Very cool. I know you said that your bumper blanks are 58" long, but in the vid it seems that some of that is cut away when you do the taper. What is the final width of the blank?

Thanks again for all the help.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:08 AM   #2061
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Thanks for those kind words!

Actually, I cut the tube to 58 1/2" long (on my drycut saw). That leaves a little "wiggle room" at the ends. After cutting both sides, I trim off the "drop" with a Portaband.
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Unread 02-25-2014, 08:17 PM   #2062
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TDKASK thats a pretty righteous looking setup youve got there, clever!

What do you guys recommend for a suitable De sta CO latch ( in terms of Max load rating ) for runing a 36" tire and probably some gear on the swinger as well.... 2k seems like the obvious choice but dang those are expensive!!!
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Unread 02-25-2014, 09:58 PM   #2063
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Eddie, saw my old jeep the other night with your bumpers on it. John in the silver tj bought some bumpers from you a little while back. He seems to love them and they are solid! Wish I never sold my rear bumper!

Looks good as always and I hope you are doing well!

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Unread 02-26-2014, 07:30 AM   #2064
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Hey James! Yep.. still alive and kicking.. been busy between my "dayjob" and the shop. At least we're gettin more daylight each day, so that's good!
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Unread 02-26-2014, 08:30 PM   #2065
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Did I say rack? Maybe a build thread?
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Unread 02-27-2014, 09:46 PM   #2066
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Anyone have a good design for a removable over-the-tire rack for a triangular swingout like the one above?

Im looking to have all sorts of accessory mounts on mine but am struggling with a mental design block on how to proceed.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 03:42 PM   #2067
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Would you mind snapping a picture of your destaco latch setup on your swingout? Im trying to figure out.how guys are mounting them effectively
BESRK beat me to it but here is mine. Looks much better painted with bedliner.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 03:45 PM   #2068
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Here is a picture that shows the locking lever. Got it from MCM for about $70. I know it's almost double the cost of the 341, but.............it works for me.
Very nice setup. I may have to modify mine a bit.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 03:55 PM   #2069
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Anyone have a good design for a removable over-the-tire rack for a triangular swingout like the one above? Im looking to have all sorts of accessory mounts on mine but am struggling with a mental design block on how to proceed.
The one I'm building will be removable. Notice the telescoping tubing with the holes in it. This is so I can adjusted up or down with a locking pin. I will also be adding mounds for my highlift jack, fuel tank and water if necessary.

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Unread 03-01-2014, 06:59 PM   #2070
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The one I'm building will be removable. Notice the telescoping tubing with the holes in it. This is so I can adjusted up or down with a locking pin. I will also be adding mounds for my highlift jack, fuel tank and water if necessary.

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That will be nice, i was planning on using u bolts through plates to attach mine but I do like how yours will lift off with pins
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