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post #1 of 18 Old 02-04-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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Tire Carrier/ Corner Armor build

I wanted to build a different tire carrier, that would be quieter than the single spindle carriers. I saw a few designs, but they were not as functional. So i set off to fab up my own!

These started as flat sheets of 3/16 coldroll


A little plasma cutting later!




Carrier all tacked in


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post #2 of 18 Old 02-04-2014, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Here is the rubber bushing, and mount


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Mocking up, and measuring the carrier


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Tire mounted


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Drivers side pins

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Led light mount


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Here is where I am currently at


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post #3 of 18 Old 02-05-2014, 10:04 AM
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glad i saw this...

i was contemplating doing something similar. now i know i want to keep the carrier closer to the tub and mount the tire on the outside like the Or-Fab one.

is that 2" tube?

looks like it'll do the job!
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post #4 of 18 Old 02-05-2014, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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glad i saw this...

i was contemplating doing something similar. now i know i want to keep the carrier closer to the tub and mount the tire on the outside like the Or-Fab one.

is that 2" tube?

looks like it'll do the job!
It is 1.75" OD .120 Wall
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post #5 of 18 Old 02-06-2014, 05:07 PM
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I like the design, have you considered a couple of jerry can carriers? Nice job, Ron

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post #6 of 18 Old 02-06-2014, 07:42 PM
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I have a similar build in the works, but my tubing runs flush along the back of the Jeep and the tire off of that.


What do you have planned for support behind the tub?
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post #7 of 18 Old 02-07-2014, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
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I like the design, have you considered a couple of jerry can carriers?
I am going to make a hi-lift mount, and a mount for a ammo can. I have never needed extra fuel, i really don't go on long distance runs.


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What do you have planned for support behind the tub?
I am going to add 1/4 plates to support the top bolts, other them that I used some big washers to spread the load. It fells solid so far.
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post #8 of 18 Old 02-07-2014, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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More progress yesterday.

Both lights in
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Wired up
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Supa bright
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Tires back on, and everything bolted in. Still needs flares, backup light, paint, and drop down tailgate.
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Hey I'm just wondering how did you bend the plate perfectly around your corners! Im looking to do something like this
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Hey I'm just wondering how did you bend the plate perfectly around your corners! Im looking to do something like this
A 6" steel pipe is the same radius as the corner of the jeep. I used a torch to heat it, and then bent it around the pipe
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I am wondering if you are planning on putting in any reverse lights? If so, what are you thinking of doing?
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post #12 of 18 Old 02-10-2014, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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I am wondering if you are planning on putting in any reverse lights? If so, what are you thinking of doing?
I have the wiring all set up for a reverse light. I am looking at the led light pods, like a rigid dually
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I had to cut out my side bars because they blocked the rear lights too much...

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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I had to cut out my side bars because they blocked the rear lights too much...
got any pics?
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post #15 of 18 Old 02-16-2014, 10:56 AM
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Your carrier looks weird because you need to turn the tire around to face the back

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