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Tire-Carrier Build

Post  Ryan M on 12/11/2011, 10:10 am

Here's a condensed version of my tire-carrier build this past fall.

I used 3/16" 2" x 2" steel tubing, a Comp 4x4 HD spindle, and a De Sta Co 2,000 lb latch on the back. I also got an LED brake light from SuperBrightLEDs.com for $9. Total cost on the build was around $175, and I made it myself! Totally worth it, in my opinion. Especially because all the cheap tire carriers have shitty hinge points, so I was able to make sure mine fit perfectly and was burned in well.

The whole project took about 2 weeks to complete, probably about 2.5 days in total. It was my 2nd welding project, and has held up beautifully so far!


Cutting the steel/assembly of the swing-arm:






Installing the spindle, attaching the swing-arm & painting:













Installing on the TJ:






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Re: Tire-Carrier Build

Post  Haskie on 1/11/2012, 1:05 pm

Nice Job!! that thing looks beautiful! I can't wait to finish my rebuild/swap so I can purge the rust and start building stuff like that Very Happy

Where'd you get the steel? I see the helmet & gloves, (Nice hot tub!) but did you use Stick or Mig? also, where'd you get the bumper? or did you fab that too?

:Cheer's: to a siick tire carrier!


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Re: Tire-Carrier Build

Post  Ryan M on 1/11/2012, 2:56 pm

Haskie wrote:Nice Job!! that thing looks beautiful! I can't wait to finish my rebuild/swap so I can purge the rust and start building stuff like that Very Happy

Where'd you get the steel? I see the helmet & gloves, (Nice hot tub!) but did you use Stick or Mig? also, where'd you get the bumper? or did you fab that too?

:Cheer's: to a siick tire carrier!


Thanks for the compliments!

I bought the steel in Wilmington from Markham Metals off 125, BUT I have 12 more feet of it if you'd like to buy it off me to build your own! (It's been kept indoors, 12' solid piece)

It's MIG built, with a Hobart 140. Bumper started life as a SRC Comp bumper that I hacked up.

If you're interested in buying the 2x2 steel, let me know! $75 for it, as I've got no other projects to use it on. 3/16" wall.

I can also point you in the right direction for the spindle and everything as well.

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Re: Tire-Carrier Build

Post  CGT2358 on 1/22/2012, 1:54 pm

Where did you get the spindle and latch for the carrier? I'm designing a tire carrier myself to be built this summer affraid and would appreciate the imput

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Re: Tire-Carrier Build

Post  Ryan M on 1/22/2012, 2:02 pm

Spindle is from Comp 4x4. If you want to read up on my build, there's a full build thread on JeepForum. Lots of good comments on there from other guys.

Be sure to read the offer above on buying the steel I have left over! It's open for anyone to buy, and is more than enough to build the swing out portion.

Swing Out Build - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/my-girl-boston-jeep-build-683603/index43.html#post12237428
Spindle Write Up - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/my-girl-boston-jeep-build-683603/index44.html#post12257701
Bumper Build - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/my-girl-boston-jeep-build-683603/index44.html#post12266146


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