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Built my own spare tire carrier....

SID'S Garage

NAXJA Forum User
Location
Long Island,NY
Did a lot of searching here and got some good ideas, so I tried it. If anyone see's a weak link, or flaw, don't hesitate. I'd rather make a correction now, thank drop a tire on the highway. Drove with it for two days now, and it seems pretty solid.....SID

Step 1, first piece into trailer hitch..

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Step two, start welding..

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Step three, find something to make the tire mount from..

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Skip a couple steps...

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Almost done..

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Finished....for now...

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Next step.. Rear spotlight at top of remaining post, finalize license plate relocation, and paint of course...SID
 
looks pretty good.
 
For now yeah... I bought a quick-release type pin to use but it was 5/8", I want to get a 1/2" one, otherwise I'll drill it out and use the 5/8 one....SID
 
Finished, painted, holds 33" tire. Next step...off-road test. I didn't angle the tire to match the truck so when I build my bumpers over the winter, I can just redrill the bolt pattern and use this on anything........SID

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Finished, painted, holds 33" tire. Next step...off-road test. I didn't angle the tire to match the truck so when I build my bumpers over the winter, I can just redrill the bolt pattern and use this on anything........SID

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Looks cool do you have a shot of the entire rig. It looks like you are going for the adventure rig XJ
 
Gorgeous rig. Really like the utilitarian sort of build - street practical but trail worthy.
 
Wow that thing is SHARP! Some JCR bumpers would set it off if they were painted to match! :thumbup:
 
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