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    My new tire carrier!!

    Well finally put this on my rear bumper i made after getting the cash to buy the steel heres the pics!





    Coments???

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    looks great man...most people are going to ask you what you used for the hinge and lock mechanisms.

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    i got my buddy who is a tool and die apprentice to machinge a block of solid 1.5" down to fit inside a tube of seemless!

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    What size shaft did you use for the pivot? I used 1" on a friend's bumper and it ended up snapping due to lack of reinforcement. I rebuilt with the same size shaft but supported the shaft with a brace from the top.

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    its 1.5" solid and that sounds like a good idead ill bend apeice of flat bar and weld it over the back!

    It isnt 100% complete i have a few triangle gussets to weld in here and there still


    Now i have a question for all of you! I picked up one of each type of latch i am not sure which one i shoudl use..
    So what one would you recomend??

    Pics!





    The one latch is a pin that slides as you flip the lever, the other is like a hand that grab's the other part and pull the 2 peices togethor

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    I like the swing out dude! nice designe and looks great!
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    #2 clamp style.

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    i was also thinking #2 haha

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    I like the latch, it's what I have on mine if you look at my profile page.
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    i have the last one on mine... and it works great...
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    well i used the last latch its all done other then some paint!! might add more litle things to it later but its good for now




    I know the latsh sticks out the back, but im not worried about it the tire sticks out WAY pas that haha there really was no other way of mountiing it to heve a forward pull on it... maybe ill get some 1/2" round stock and bend it in a U and weld it below to protect it from any tress that might jump out on the trail at me

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    Hey, It might be too late but there is a better way to mount your latch in the exact same location. I have the same one on mine and it doesn't stick out, it's flush once closed and it pulls the swing out taught...

    Look in my profile page on JK and look at "my albums & pictures" I have a close up pick of my latch there to give you an idea what I'm talking about.

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    oh haha!! never even thought of doing it that way! good idea but ya its to late now... well its never too late i just dont feel like taking a zip disk to it jsut to move the latch... if i brake it off someday then ill re-install a new one same way yours is!

    thanks for the tips guys!

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    looks good, what material did you use? 2" x 1/8"? I would definatly put that hinge in a double shear setup. that seems to be the number one cause of failure

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    2x2" by 3/16" what do you mean a double sheer setup?

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    double shear means 2 points of support on the pivot shaft. It splits the shear load on the shaft in 2, ie doubles the strength of your pivot. It's like you mentioned about welding on a gusset to support the top of the shaft (instead of the whole load bending the shaft where it's welded to the bumper)

    This is an example of a double shear pivot:

    Warn's gusset seems to be one of the better designs i've come across, but it's hard to get a good pic
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    i see i see! well unlike warn and probbaly some other company's i didnt just set a peice of round stock on my bumper and lay a bead around it, i cut a whole and sunk it down into the bottom of the bumper its welded on the top and bottom of bumper so i really can not see it going anywhere ill add a 3rd weld off the top just for added security though

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    Hey, Canadian ZJ! I'd like to support mine a little better. It is very heavy when the 2 fuel cans are full. Where can I get a pin like yours? I'd like to make mine into a double sheer like the one in the top pic. I noticed that the top of my tail gate isn't lining up with the tub as well as it used to when it's closed and the swing out droops a little when it's opened. My gate is attached to my swing out...

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    how is the first pic a double shear? that pin only holds the carrier open no? I dont see it, or is it a single and a double comparison?

    tuff- the problem isnt the shaft breaking off at the weld from not going through the bumper its from stress and fatigue on the shaft itself especially where its welded. All the ones Ive seen break are through the bumper and break where its welded(the weld weakens the shaft I guess) search pirate for swing out hinge or similar and youll see what I mean. it may not matter as much to you as you trailer it but for us DD guys the idea of the carrier breaking off on the highway isnt cool

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    It's like triangulation. When open, the hing has the pin to help bear some of the weight like a prop...

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