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swing out spare tire carrier
Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:12 PM
Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:53 PM
In the end the easiest way to do it is to fabricate it with a swing mount kit.
He and I could not agree on design.seeing as how he saw it one way in his head with an engineers lookout,and I saw it from a bare bones fabrication workability point of view.It is not a good idea to try and mount that setup to your body.Even if you add sheetmetal to the inside as a backing plate it will add stresses at the edges of the backing plate.In turn ripping the existing sheet metal .
Make a simple flat bumper, and buy the kit.Or do your homework and make a kit from everday items.
It is possible to use SOME of the mounts from either the Rodeo,Pathfinder , or even Blazers.************, almost every 80's van had a mount too......those were hard mount i guess though....but whatever, parts is parts.....
Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:39 AM
Edited by Uberoo, 16 April 2012 - 12:42 AM.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:37 AM
Another one that maybe a possible fit is from a Kia Sportage. Very small and the mounts look like they will work for either a wagon or a hatch. I saw one at PnP the other day and would have taken it if the car hadn't been rear ended and the tire carrier bent.
Posted 16 April 2012 - 06:04 PM
Also, I'm bad at english.
Posted 20 April 2012 - 12:58 PM
Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:57 AM
Edited by bru73, 21 April 2012 - 11:02 AM.
Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:10 PM
My mount swings down, rather than out.....which makes it a useful table and step to get to the roof. Down side is I it's a bit heavy, and lifting it back to the latched position is hard for my Girlfriend and the kids.
my favorite part is that it's all built from an EA82 rear control arm, and a busted up CV cup. The whole assembly removes by popping out the roll pin on the CV stub.
oh....and my good camera is AWOL, so the pics are from my old camera which does some, uhhh....interesting......effects to the photos. I'll post up better ones with the new camera later.
Posted 30 April 2012 - 08:16 PM
Just a few here, lots more in my photobucket albums.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 08:28 PM
what does the little pin do?
It's to hold the tire in the upright position. Pull the pin, the mount swings down.
I'm testing a 2.0 version right now for the "Street" wagon. Similar, but will swing out, not down.
Posted 06 May 2012 - 10:48 AM
I want to make one with a ramp on it so I can just push the tire up to close it.
Right now gotta pull the pin out to close it.
Also gonna put some brass bushings in there for the pin to slide on rather than threads of that nut. This is definately a prototype I built in about 4 hours.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:54 AM
this one swings out. haven't trimmed the bumper skin to fit back on, and I still need to figure out the liscense plate. But you guy's get the idea.
Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:14 PM
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