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Unread 11-21-2009, 01:18 PM   #1
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Swingout tire carrier question...........

The swingouts that I have seen all have a bearing/race type setup for the pivot. Is this really necessary? Wouldn't a shaft welded into the bumper work and just use a piece of pipe to slide over the shaft and weld the carrier to it? It would be easy to drill a couple holes in the pipe and put in grease zerks if one was worried about it not operating smoothly......... Tell me how you made yours if you didn't use bearing/race........
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Unread 11-21-2009, 03:02 PM   #2
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Well i think its one of things where a lot of ideas will work but you need to ask yourself if you want to do it right. I get what your saying but its like you said it just wont work as smooth and will probably vibrate and rattle around til it or something breaks.

im no engineer but thats my input.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 03:10 PM   #3
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The swingouts that I have seen all have a bearing/race type setup for the pivot. Is this really necessary? Wouldn't a shaft welded into the bumper work and just use a piece of pipe to slide over the shaft and weld the carrier to it? It would be easy to drill a couple holes in the pipe and put in grease zerks if one was worried about it not operating smoothly......... Tell me how you made yours if you didn't use bearing/race........
Thanks!!


John
Hello,

I have been Fabricating for 11 years, and I have built several swing out tire carriers, and they all used the bearing/race idea. I think you could do it your way but I would at the very least use a 1-1/4 or larger rod, and I would recommend using bronze bushings instead of steel on steel. If you want to Fab our own bumper but not the Bearing type hinge, there are several suppliers out there. Below is my personal Photobucket page. see toward the end I have a WJ I built for myself with a removable 1750 pound spindle hinde tire carrier. God Bless

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Unread 11-21-2009, 03:11 PM   #4
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I tried that years ago and it did work, not very well but it did work. It will not fit as tightly as it needs to be in order to work. There are companies that sell the parts to build your own swing out, that is what I would do now.
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Unread 11-21-2009, 08:13 PM   #5
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Why bother building one when you can buy one for $30 from a trailer parts store? Hell for stout and cheap. no reason to reinvent the wheel.

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Unread 11-22-2009, 08:41 AM   #6
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Warn uses a bushing instead of a tapered bearing. FWIW.
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