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I have made some stuff on my Jeep but this is the only thing I took pics of while building it.

Since this build I have welded expanded metal across the bottom of it to hold stings better


I have had some people ask how my tire carrier was made so I figured I would do a small writeup on it. Sorry about the crappy cell phone pic's but the camera was dead when I built it

I had borrowed my cousins welder one weekend to do some stuff to the Jeep and since I had it I had some scrap square tube laying around the garage so I decided to make this

Its all 1" square tube and is 18" wide and 54" across.

Not any build pic's but I do have assembly pic's

This is the basic layout of it


Mounting brackets I made for it to bolt into the tub on top of the fender wells


How it bolts on to the fender wells. I also had some clear rubberish stuff so I used it as a gasket between the mounting plates and tub.


I had a broken stub shaft laying around so I decided to use it to mount the tire on. I used a scrap piece of 2"X4" rec tube from a recent bumper build, notched it with a grinder and then welded the crap out of it.
 

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I have alot of spare parts floating around so I tried to use them. This is a spare wheel bearing used for the tire to bolt up to


Also since I had a spare roter I decided why not


With the tire on.(36X12.5X15 tsl sx on an aluminum 15X8 rim)
 

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With the tire on.(36X12.5X15 tsl sx on an aluminum 15X8 rim)



In the Jeep. I can move both seats all the way back


The tire sits about an 1/8" off the carrier and since these pic's were takes I have added a piece of expanded metal across the bottom to hold stuff like gas cans. It kind of gives it a mini basket.
 

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I have beaten on it pretty good on the trails (Rubicon, Fordyce, Barrett Lk. and alot around the pac NW) and have taken it out a few times and it has not bent at all. It also does not rattle




 

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Looks great!

Why did you opt for it in tub mount rather than the more common swing out bumper carrier?
 

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I went for the in tub to keep people out of my jeep, I'm only kinda kidding about that. Also to keep the weight more centered and not just hanging off the rear. I'm workin on a bumper carrier now but that will only be used when my son goes with me.
 

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Very nice

I like your build there, very good idea on your spare.
 

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Get a price list for all the stuff you got in it and I'll come up with $.. I have a few spare axles so we can use the hub from one of those or we can use the one from the existing tire carrier
 

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Do you know around how much $ you got in it total? I have the stock tire carrier available to use as the " hub"
 

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I have no idea, I had all that stuff laying around, and used all I had making it. I think the mesh/screen was $40
 

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Mumblewood said:
I have no idea, I had all that stuff laying around, and used all I had making it. I think the mesh/screen was $40
I was asking because you worked at a steel shop for so long I figured you might know a ballpark price for the steel.. But I guess we will figure that out when the time comes
 

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Yeah, when I worked at a steel shop it was free. Not stolen but scrap was free.
 

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Oh got ya lol... So would there be a way to get me a ballpark price for the whole thing? Or is it pay as we go?
 

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