A Jeep needs a spare tire mounted on the back,so here's what I came up with for a receiver mounted tire carrier.
The only things I bought were the hitch extender and the latch, everything else was scraps left over from other projects. It's mostly 2x2x1/4 tubing, which is a little heavy, but it's what I had in my garage.
Most of what I weld is 1/8", and the 110v wire welder is great for that... but for this 1/4" tubing I had to fire up the 220v stick welder. What fun! I forgot how satisfying it is to really burn metal together.
The tire carrier is very solid, but the whole assembly wobbles around in the receiver. There are several fixes for that, I just haven't decided which one I'm going to use yet.
Also, as you can see, I still need to re-locate my license plate.
Now I must hurry on... for there they go, and I am their leader....
I like your design, much better than a fold away. This way you can still flip the tire down even if you had a trailer attached.
You can do the commercial style route for that clamp, which is essentially a bolt though the hitch pin hole, with a threaded insert. It just tightens the hitch to the side of the receiver. I have one, and it locks too. Of course I lost the insert, but made one (5/8" nut welded to a 1.5" square piece of tubing).
Would be harder to make from scratch so it locks though.
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Originally Posted by speedbucket
perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
Originally Posted by Millermagic
It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
Make a bracket for your license plate and mount it in the middle off the wheel. Make sure to use a disconnect for the light wiring.
Or do something like this V
A 89 yj with a 4.0 aw4 sye out of an 92xj. Now the hard part is done time to get it up in the air just a bit. Working on 8.8 with 3.73 and lsd for the rear. and new D30 hp with 3.73 .
For those who have not figured this out I'm old school but can handle the new too.