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    Building A New Tire Carrier

    Back in May sometime i started to make a tire carrier. It got put on hold for awhile but I finally got some time and I hate going wheel'n with out a spare or have to find room to bring it.
    So this is how it looks so far.


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    Got a bit more done today finally cut off the square tube in the middle and tack in the rest of the bars.
    Now to figure out how to latch it to the body.
    Any Ideas would be great.

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    interesting way to notch a tube, is that a heavy duty drill press?
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    i like the way it turned out! Nice, clean and simple.

    What size tire are you carrying? 35?

    What about making a set of corner guards and mounting it tho them? Or like half guards where they wrap around the corner and go about 15" forward.

    Have you thought about not only having it swing out but maybe also swing down?

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    interesting way to notch a tube, is that a heavy duty drill press?
    No Actually its one from PA . it works, but not the best. I wouldn't want to do a full cage with it. Not quite enough power.

    ^It's hard to tell but i have already put corner gaurds on. I made them out of 1/8th plate of steel, I painted them to match cause I didn't want them to stand out to much like the checker plate ones.

    I'm running 37's but i put my buddy's 35 in and it will fit too.

    I think I want to make it so i can close it, and screw a pin down threw so it won't rattle.
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    Well got some more done today.

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    Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get a tappered rubber piece to attach the tire?
    it has to be 4 1/2" wide atleast and down to 2" at the end.

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    I wish I saw that notching idea before I bought my knotcher well before my jeep times.

    As for rubber all I can suggest is buying a 5" dia piece from mcmastercarr and machining it. That what I would do but I have the means.
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    What and where or who is mcmastercarr LOL.
    Is there any place that sells the ones for the tire changing machines by chance that you know of.

    I was to cheap to buy a knotcher. It does have some flaws but with a bit of fabing to the vise and a better drill press it would work alot better.
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    McMaster-Carr is a company that sells a whole bunch of everything. They are US based and no longer ship to Canada unless it is a business address. I had to order my stuff through the company address(and therefore the company account) to get the stuff shipped here.
    Tire carrier looking good D.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWG View Post
    Just wondering if anyone knows where I can get a tappered rubber piece to attach the tire?
    it has to be 4 1/2" wide atleast and down to 2" at the end.
    Maybe rubber wheel chocks will work? These are at PA......

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    you could probably build one out of wood would take a bit of time if you dont have a lathe but it could work
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrduggit View Post
    Maybe rubber wheel chocks will work? These are at PA......

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    Hey wake up before you start answering questions
    He's looking for a circular taper(like a cone)
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    Quote Originally Posted by southpw View Post
    McMaster-Carr is a company that sells a whole bunch of everything. They are US based and no longer ship to Canada unless it is a business address. I had to order my stuff through the company address(and therefore the company account) to get the stuff shipped here.
    Tire carrier looking good D.
    Do you have a buddy at a tireshop? The old "antique" tire balancing machines used them....made of steel tho. Probably one they've boneyarded and the adapters are just lying around....?


    And BTW...your drillpress tube notching method does work well....I do the same thing but cut the tube long enough so that most of the hole cutter is cutting the tube....it stabilizes the bit. OR If you measure out the material right, ONE notch cut will give you 2 notched tubes.

    nice work on the carrier!
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    That looks sweet. Nice work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Money View Post
    Do you have a buddy at a tireshop? The old "antique" tire balancing machines used them....made of steel tho. Probably one they've boneyarded and the adapters are just lying around....?


    And BTW...your drillpress tube notching method does work well....I do the same thing but cut the tube long enough so that most of the hole cutter is cutting the tube....it stabilizes the bit. OR If you measure out the material right, ONE notch cut will give you 2 notched tubes.
    Ya I will more then likely get a steel one made up or a flat peice with a hole in center and a few studs welded to it. A rubber one would be nice though.

    Ya my problem is my drillpress dosn't have enough power it will just stall out if I put to much pressure on it.

    And Thanks for the good feed back guys
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    Getting closer to getting it done.
    Fabbed up some more brackets to lock it into place.


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    Some nice work there and good ideas!
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    ]^Thanks
    Got some more done tonight again, hopfully I will be able to prime and paint buy sunday.
    made up the centering piece for the tire, and the other locking bracket on the bottom just needs some grinding and weld and should be good to go.

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    I was going to make the suggestion of using the hub of an old front wheel bearing I assume the YJ take the same type front bearing as a TJ you could separate the assembly and weld a tube thru the center well that what I was thinking about using anyways but mine is still in the hmmmmm mental design process ok so I am a procrastinator
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    ^ Thats a good idea but too late, lol and I am running a Scout D44 rear so i have to be able to match D30 front, and the rear bolt pattern.

    I picked up spacer awhile ago that will let me only use 1 spare. I adapted a piece to work with it, so i can mount both, either front or back on the carrier.

    finished up the rest today and started paint.
    After i was at a buddy's place getting dirty. then had to wash
    up for paint.

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