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post #1 of 29 Old 08-30-2010, 08:57 PM Thread Starter
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receiver mounted tire carrier - my take

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.














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post #2 of 29 Old 08-31-2010, 08:06 AM
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Very nice.
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post #3 of 29 Old 08-31-2010, 03:39 PM
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Like that a lot better than the one's that fold toward you. Great job!
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Got enough scraps left to build me one of these? I've never considered that design before, but it makes alot of sense!
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Great!Like it a lot...
Maybe adding a gas strut from underneath...

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Thanks for the nice comments! Folding to the side gives much better access to the cargo area than folding to the rear does.

Today I folded it down in a crowded parking lot, and the tire was completely within my space, and didn't even come close to the car next to me (I was a little worried about that when I built it).

A gas strut would be pretty cool, or even some sort of torsion spring assist, but a 30" tire really isn't too hard to manage on a pivot like this.

Here's my fix for the wobble in the receiver. It's not very elegant, but it works really well. Essentially, it pulls the tire carrier tightly to the flat bottom of the receiver.



The u-bolt setup is more of a proof of concept for me... pretty soon I'll make a more substantial unit out of 3/8" flat bar and bolts.

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post #7 of 29 Old 09-04-2010, 06:56 PM
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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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Pretty cool! I like it better than those Ive seen that fold straight down. Id keep that lighter wheel on there though. A 33MT on a steelie would get heavy to lift after a while lol!

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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


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hey, where do you get the red handle assembly? thanks nice work btw
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Good idea with the "flip to right" swing away. I built a swing down hitch mout carrier and it works well but has some limitations. Nice job.
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hey, where do you get the red handle assembly? thanks nice work btw
McMaster sells them...
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hey, where do you get the red handle assembly? thanks nice work btw
I'll answer for him.... It's a De Sta Co latch. Available for McMaster Carr or just do a search. Really nice latches though.

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Jatepper's right, it's a De-Sta-Co 341R, Amazon.com, $36.60, free shipping. Semper-Fi!

I ended up moving my license plate to the left. It's too bad it covers up up the Jeep emblem... but if someone doesn't know this is a Jeep, then fk'm, they don't need to know.

I have a light to mount over it, I just haven't had time to install it yet.


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thats pretty damn cool

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