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........
"Rusty" is a 2009 JK, "X", 6spd, 2.5" Rock Krawler, Fox shocks, 33x12.5x15 Duratracs, AR Baja 15x8, Tuffy console, PIAA Fogs, 4:56 gears which are too low for this tire size, JCR front bumper, Warn winch.