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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:20 PM   #1
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Here is what I got so far. It will be a swing out tire carrier. It will also be tied into the hitch. Let me know what you think, good or bad. I will post more pics as the work continues.






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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:24 PM   #2
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nice job with theb body lines and the big gap.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:26 PM   #3
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Looks nice, will look great once you get a tire carrier on it. One piece of recommendation, you may want to offset the tire to the drivers side, so you can still see out the passenger half of the rear window when changing lanes and stuff. I'm going to rebuild my carrier to be that way, because my rear window is absolutely useless.

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Nice job following the body lines back though.
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I like the idea of moving the tire over but how much is it going to sag since all the weight will be way out from the hinge?
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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #5
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I was thinking it'd make the most sense to have the hinge be on the driver side by the taillights, apparently Detours USA thought differently, but when I do mine, the hinge will be on the drivers side so there's not too much leverage on it.

What were you planning on using for a hinge?
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Old October 30th, 2007, 09:56 PM   #6
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Looks to me like that tire on that off set one would get hung up on trees and rip the damn thing off.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 04:58 AM   #7
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I was thinking it'd make the most sense to have the hinge be on the driver side by the taillights, apparently Detours USA thought differently, but when I do mine, the hinge will be on the drivers side so there's not too much leverage on it.

What were you planning on using for a hinge?
I was thinking a 1" round stock with a something machined to fit over it, with some type of grease fitting in it.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 05:32 AM   #8
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Nice work
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Old October 31st, 2007, 10:51 AM   #9
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I was thinking a 1" round stock with a something machined to fit over it, with some type of grease fitting in it.
I'd recommend against that; I'd use a trailer hub and spindle; it seems to be the best way to go. It's made to support more than the weight of a tire, is greasable, uses bearings, and will not sag.

read through this guys thread, he's executed it nicely:
http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthrea...=899237&page=5

Many others have used hubs as well. Hopefully someone will chime in with the good latch to use, I just don't remember where to find it.

http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=52017
I see you posted there a while back, he has the latch that seems kind of like the universal latch used by many tire carrier makers. I'm not sure I get what he used to the hinge though.

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Yes, use the trailer spindle and bearings. I use to make them with a pivot point like you described, it worked great for a while and if you removed it often and cleaned and lubed it, it was great, but if not, good luck opening and/or removing the tire carrier. We had to cut the one off of my brothers when we replaced it with a spindle/bearings. I did like that it would stay in any position the way it was, with the bearings it almost opens too easily. You have to watch it. A tire on a swingout can do some damage. haha Nice bumper though.
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 07:31 PM   #11
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I have a spindle and bearings off an s-10 I belive. I think I am going to try the spindle idea. My only question is what were you putting the races in? Picswould be great. Thank.
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mr. powel did a good job on that
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The pivot is off set so that when you open it and then open the hatch you can clear the tire.

I didn't think of this the first time... and can barely clear a 33" tire plus the somewhat centered problem.

i used a simple pipe set up and pin for a latch but it makes some noise once it runs out of grease, a nice squeak to remind you. I will be making a new one soon with driver side mount for a 36" and full width swing to mount the highlift, jerry can and cb antenna too

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yes he did
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well i finaly got around to taking some finished pics.





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Awesome, nice work.
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