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2nd gen Tire Carrier that uses bed bolts (model #2)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Beefed Taco, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. Sep 20, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    Beefed Taco

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    I made one of these a while back but the poor guy had to pay over $100 in shipping. So I decided the next one I built I'd do a style that breaks down to cut that shipping cost in half. This one is going from CA to FL via FedEx 4 day ground.

    This is model #2. It breaks in half, uses the 2 front factory bed bolts on a normal bed 2nd gen, rear feet/nut plates clear ribs and cross members underneath the bed, and is the T handle style. A ratchet strap style is also available.

    Features

    1-1/2" .120 welded tube

    Uses 2 bed bolts to cure "pull through" commonly found with aftermarket carriers.

    Has 2 nut plates for under the bed on the rear feet

    rear feet / holes land in the correct locations (bed ribs up top, composit ribs underneath & cross members

    T handle or Ratchet strap hold down

    Welded tab to secure a cable lock through

    Breaks down for more affordable shipping

    Holds a big ass tire & wheel

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  2. Sep 20, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    couldn't find a price on the site? powder coating options available?
     
  3. Sep 21, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    It's on there. Click products, search Tire Carrier, and it should pop up. Powder coating is available, however, I normally send large items raw/unfinished as I really don't want to be caught in the middle when something shows up scratched due to the abuse items normally see when being shipped.

    It never fails, whenever I enter the store, the people behind the counter always look at me like I'm bringing something from another planet in. I've learned that shipping items is usually more difficult than building them, thanks to the people behind the counter. If it's not in a 4x4 brown box or a envelope going to grandma they immediately get concerned which is very irritating.

    I wire tie the items to each other, then shrink wrap them and use FedEx since they are the most affordable and also allow items to be shipped without a box. Boxing large items is a nightmare and increases the shipping cost, I've shipped enough weird things to know.

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  4. Sep 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM
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    Nice work, mayb I could have you build me a custom tire carrier. my friend has been lagging on building it for me for a year, I even have all the tube sitting in my garage!
    It's a simple "expo" style design and easily detachable so that I can use my snugtop.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2011 at 12:18 PM
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    Lagger! haha. What kind of tubing? Has it rusted yet? Any pics of your idea or the parts you currently have? If you do decide to move on w/o your friend, I'm sure I could put something together for you in a affordable range. I'd love for you to finally have you carrier. Something simple like the NFab but more affordable and able to be removed by one person easily. PM or post up in this thread. Thanks.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    thats an awesome design!
     
  7. Sep 22, 2011 at 12:38 PM
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    Dude, that is a really nice carrier! Solid construction and built with shipability (I suppose that's a word) in mind.

    These should sell well. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sep 22, 2011 at 12:53 PM
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    That's just the tire carrier I been looking for!!!!

    Need to save up some money quick!!

    Any pics of it installed?
     
  9. Sep 22, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    I have 1.5inch, .67 wall tubing, like 30feet of it, it's not rusting from what I can see, it's been sittin dry in my garage. I'll def send u some drawings, your work looks great and is affordable.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:29 AM
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    Pm sent
     
  11. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    This is good shit, im def buying one but not at the moment.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    i'd like to see the drawings you have. i would like to have a tire carrier that is removable.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Great looking piece of hardware...subbbbbbbbbb'd for possible future purchase
     
  14. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    Thanks for the nice responses guys. Very much appreciated. That's why I like TW...good people.

    Here are a few pics of a bumper and a Y ratchet strap tire carrier I just did for a 1st gen. He's painting and mounting them tomorrow and I'll post up pics when he sends me some. I can't wait to see them on the truck.

    Also, great news....my friend just bought a 08 Taco and is going to leave it with me when he goes on a trip in a week or so!!! Rear tube bumper with fill plates is first on my agenda.

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  15. Sep 26, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    Beefed Taco,

    What's the dimension from the floor to where the tubes bolt up to the front main beam? Also, what's the width between where the tubes bolt up to the front main beam?

    I need to see if my 4wheeler will clear it
     
  16. Oct 12, 2011 at 10:13 AM
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    This thing is still wrapped up and sitting here. Still haven't heard from the guy. I'm going to send him another email.

    I can most likely get these measurments through the wrapping for you unless you've moved on and don't need them now.
     
  17. Oct 12, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    No I have not moved on and still interested in this.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    Looks real good! Got any pics of it installed?
     
  19. Feb 11, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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    Very nice work!!

    Are the bed rails strong enough for a tire carrier? Id like to have one that can fold up so i could still use the bed.. I've seen one or two of them so far..
     
  20. Feb 12, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    Any works of a 1st gen carrier? 2nd gen's always getting love.
     
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