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Old 11-19-2013, 07:11 PM   #21
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FYI, be sure to leave a decent gap under the tail light, if not, when the frame flexes, or if you drop off a rock onto it, it could flex up and brake the lights....
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Old 11-19-2013, 07:13 PM   #22
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FYI, be sure to leave a decent gap under the tail light, if not, when the frame flexes, or if you drop off a rock onto it, it could flex up and brake the lights....
Yup... I left about 1/2 - 5/8 on my front and it never rubs.. I will do the same in the rear.

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Old 11-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #23
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:39 PM   #24
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Got a few more things done today. Fabbed the tire carrier portion of the tiregate. Also got the spindle welded in.




Going to get some gussets on tomorrow and finish the frame mounts.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:42 PM   #25
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Looks great so far. I'm excited to see the final product.
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Old 11-24-2013, 07:51 PM   #26
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:12 PM   #27
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This is going to look sick! nice work
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Old 11-24-2013, 10:25 PM   #28
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Old 11-27-2013, 10:00 AM   #29
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Great progress! A few questions:
  • What did you use for the recovery points, it looks quite thick and I assume you did not cut the holes through it?
  • How did you cut the circle for the tire mount
  • What spindle it that?
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Great progress! A few questions:
  • What did you use for the recovery points, it looks quite thick and I assume you did not cut the holes through it?
  • How did you cut the circle for the tire mount
  • What spindle it that?
The recovery points are just 2.5" by 3/4" flat bar. I trimmed the corners with a zip disc and drilled the center hole to 1" to accomodate a 3/4" shackle. I have a super duper wimpy and cheap drill press. It plowed through the 3/4 without issue as long as I kept it well lubed, went slow, and went up in 1/16 drill bit increments when I got above 5/8.

As for the tire holder, I have a plasma cutter that I was fortunate enough to borrow from a coworker. You can buy a precut circle or go with a triangular design with corners ground/cut off if you didnt have access to a plasma though.

The spindle is from Summit Machine. It is very nicely machined and VERY beefy.

Im moving pretty slow as I usually have very little time during the week to get much done. I will hopefully knock off some more this weekend!
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Old 11-27-2013, 01:36 PM   #31
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Thanks for the info, keep up the good work!
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Old 12-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #32
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I have been really bad about updating this thread, but I have been working on this in my spare time. Got quite a bit done.

Got all the pieces cut for the 1/4 panels

All tacked up

Starting to grind things down

I did decide to go dual swingout. The second spindle is welded in.



Gussets for the swingarm

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Old 12-20-2013, 03:04 PM   #33
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:45 PM   #34
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:07 PM   #35
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:59 AM   #36
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Looking good man, i ran a single swing out for jerry cans and spare, holding up well. Part of me wishes i went dual, but the other part is happy with what i went with

http://www.cruisinoffroad.com/bumper-tacoma-r.html#top
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Looking good man, i ran a single swing out for jerry cans and spare, holding up well. Part of me wishes i went dual, but the other part is happy with what i went with

http://www.cruisinoffroad.com/bumper-tacoma-r.html#top
Ive seen yours, it is awesome! I ended up going duals but think I would have been okay either way. My only condition with going duals is that I can open the glass on the canopy with only the tire gate open. I dont think that is going to be a problem in my design.

I actually bought both my spindles from Jason at Cruisin Offroad, he was fantastic to deal with. I am just over the pond on Vancouver Island
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