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post #1 of 7 Old 05-18-2021, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
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Pull Action Clamp for Rear Tired Carrier

I am planning on using 4X4Trax fab ideas posted in the YJ Tech forum to build a bumper mounted rear tire carrier. I have access to all kinds of square tube, angle iron and plate steel on the UPS Distribution Facility I am remodelling and thinking of fabbing a rear bumper tire carrier. About the only thing I cant pick up for free is the pull action clamp to secure the tire carrier closed during vehicle operation. I am looking at the 'Bay and Amazon and I am liking the De Sta Co locking style clamps because they look rattle proof and wont unintentionally open while bouncing in the rough. They are pricey but I think they are made in America and since all the steel is free I can spend a few extra bucks on a latch. AS far as I have seen, they are also the only clamp having the secondary locking mechanism.

There are a lot of different types of clamps, mostly with what kind of latch part they have. Some are just hooks and some are kinda square or a rounded hoop. I am thinking the square hoop would be better. I also am wondering how heavy duty or load rating this clamp should be. My YJ may get 33's at some point but thats way down the road. Presently I have 31X10.50X15' mud terrains on 15X10 rims.

I want to be proactive tho and make sure the clamp will stay locked and is stout enough not to frag if I hit some rough terrain. What type and duty rating are yall using? Anyone using a locking type clamp? One that uses a separate lever to unlock the latch?

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post #2 of 7 Old 05-19-2021, 02:28 AM
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That’s the same style latch and pretty sure same brand as the one I used to make my bumper several years ago (non locking version). The latch mechanism itself has never failed me, though it did rip the welds out of the metal after a few years. Re welded that on and still going strong with a 33” spare
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mine has had the type one that just pulls down no lock. 10 years of trails like Dusy Ershem/Rubicon Utah and AZ wheeling. 37s say 100+lbs easy tire swing out itself is 85 pounds, holds 2 3g rotax cans and a 70q Pelican ice chest that empty is 33 pounds. That swing is very heavy when its packed for those long trails.
Its never came loose. dont rattle. I do have a lanyard on it that hooks to the roll bar, one spot is tight in case that latch did ever fail or more like someone opens the pull. the lanyard has max length too just before the stop ,heavy swing can get out of hand off camber and need to open it and at full open it can list the jeep a lot its that heavy.

i would avoid the lessor quality latches. even the one i have, same maker one could drill a small hole right where the metals pass and add a small pad lock. thought about it. Lanyard makes more sense. can be short and long. simple cheep i like cheep if works well. real trail use that lanyard is more useful then a lock or the locking ones. more so if that thing is 300 pounds

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Thanks for the replies. I picked up enough 1-1/2" square tube for the main structure today and looked for a large bolt to use as the pivot. I didnt find a bolt the right size but found a piece of bar stock that fits inside the square tubing perfectly. I will drill holes thru the tubing and weld the bar stock on both sides. 4X4Trax tapped the bottom of the pivot to retain the carrier on the bumper so I will do the same. All I need now is a bit of plate steel to fashion the tire mount. And well, yeah, I actually need a rear bumper to replace the tube bumper I have now. Something that will match my angular fabbed front winch bumper.


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post #5 of 7 Old 05-27-2021, 10:40 AM
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I used the nissan pathfinder as the base of my carrier and the latch has held up to everything. solid, no rattles for 8+ years

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i would avoid the lessor quality latches. even the one i have, same maker one could drill a small hole right where the metals pass and add a small pad lock. thought about it. Lanyard makes more sense. can be short and long. simple cheep i like cheep if works well. real trail use that lanyard is more useful then a lock or the locking ones. more so if that thing is 300 pounds
I use a similar latch to the one you linked. Mine did rattle loose when I drive fast in the desert. So I did like doc said, drilled a hole and have it held shut with locking pin ( https://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt...B&gclsrc=aw.ds ).
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I went a different route on my latch system https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/f...31/index5.html
I used a bear claw latch, like what car doors use and also have a spring loaded plunger as a secondary latch that also limits or locks the carrier when it's open.


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