Yeah , best one I have ever seen. All of the others I've seen are straight out, hitch level and always dragging on everything. Does it also secure to the spare for stability?
No, it barely touches the spare. The spare was a 31/10.50 when I built it, when I up'd it to a 33" I had to slide it out and redrill the pin hole. When I mount the box on it, I secure it to the bumper with ratchet straps to stabilize it a little more. It fits pretty tight anyway, I ran beads of weld down the side of the tubing and ground down to a tight fit in the receiver. Four of us have traveled to Camp Jeep 02 in Branson, and CJ 03 in Virginia and on to Va Beach for a week in it. Told the kids to pack light, but we had room for all our luggage. Had to buy the large duffel, to lash to the top, at CJ 03 to get all our souvenirs home. Couldn't drive at night, the lights pointed too high.
JEEP, Not Just a Vehicle. A WAY
97 TJ, 4.0, 5sp, OME Susp., 1 3/4 coil spacers, 1" BL, 35" Xterrains, Dynatrac Trail 60 with ARB, D30F, 4.56's, LockRite F, Discs F&R, K&N, Borla Header, Flowmaster Super 44 Off-Road Muffler, Front LineLock, Diehard Platinum P-1...
Black 97 w/ -- 2" procomp lift--33x12.50 D C Crushers on 15x10 Black ION wheels--Warn M8000 on AtoZ Fab plate--Xenon flat-style flares--Delta lights on the bumper, the windshield and the rollbar facing the rear--and the list grows daily!
I modified my trans skid's crossmember so it would not rub my driveline. I welded a 3/16 strap to the bottom of the crossmember under the area I wanted to cut out. Then I cut out the front of the crossmember and removed it. Then I made two cuts on top perallel to my front cuts. Next I bent the top down and welded it to the strap I welded in previousley. It is harder to try to explain what I did than it was to do it.
check out my gallery for some pix of my back bumper I built......I can not figure out how to post them here
2005 Unlimited Rubicon bright red, wet okole, 2 1/2" (more like 3"+) HD OME 1 1/4" JKS BL, JKS Discos, 1" JKS MML,28575R16 BFG MTs, Custom HD rear bumper, 2 year old Akita,
9500 lb. milemarker winch, kilby gas tank skid, home made rear bumper and tire carrier, lite dot taillights, more to come!!!!!!
Since I now have the LoD rear tire bumper/carrier I needed to get a third brake light on there somehow. So I took the factory third brake light and cut it seven and a half inches from the top. I drilled a 1/2 hole just below where the light has that little cover on the front side and mounted it to the stud at the top of the tire carrier. The stud is there to mount a hi lift jack. (My hi lift is mounted inside of the jeep.) I have a few inches of clearance between the top of the spare and the light. This allows for up-sizing the tires in the future.
The wiring is the same as factory only with added length.
I did the exact same thing. But got a thin piece of metal and bent it at a 90*. Drilled pilot holes in the very top of the carrier and then used self tapping bolts to fassen it on there. It sticks up a bit more so if I decide to go w/ 35's some day I'll have clearance. I also didn't go through the bolt provided on the carrier b/c I have my Hi-lift attached to it. Here's a pic.