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My tire carrier build [pic heavy]

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Mxpatriot, May 19, 2011.

  1. May 19, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot [OP] Arctic Prerunner

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    Wanted something prerunner-ish but didn't want to give up too much bed space. I decided to build something that would be able to flip up in order to provide more bed space.

    This is my first fabrication project. Used a wire feed welder, chop saw, and grinder. The tubing is 1.5'' x .120 HREW. Between the tube, bushings, and tabs I think it came up to about $125.

    It can hold the tire in an up or down position. In the up position you can load the bed to the height of the bedsides without interference.

    Has two tabs for antennas (one for my CB, the other for my FM/AM radio [relocated due to fiberglass fenders]). The rear bed bar has two tabs for back up lights.

    First bed bar and initial "V" in place:

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    Cross bar notched and welded in place:

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    Tube notched for nut, rod threaded in for fit.

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    Nut welded in place

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    Rod cut, wings welded on to retaining nut:

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    Carrier up

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    Tire down:

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    Tire up after maiden voyage. Filled up the bed of the truck with gear and went camping, offroading, hiking, and rock climbing in Colorado.

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    So far so good, held up to the offroading just fine. I plan on putting some more tie down points in the bed and throwing a strap over it when it's in the down position.
     
  2. May 19, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    theduck911

    theduck911 Max's Canadian Twin

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    Nice :thumbsup:

    I really need to find a good tire carrier!
     
  3. May 19, 2011 at 7:18 PM
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    Hiatt1991

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    VERY NICE!

    I must admit I am a bit jelly
     
  4. May 19, 2011 at 7:32 PM
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    Mxpatriot

    Mxpatriot [OP] Arctic Prerunner

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    Couple more pics:

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  5. May 19, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    jackrules

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    wow :eek: your truck is sick


    that's my fav tire carrier so far!!!!!I'd like a tire carrier too, but when ever i'm offroad, i have my dirt bikes with me.. sooo i guess maybe Tire Gate? I'm not quite sure, maybe i'll fab up something of a bed extender but with the end of the extender acting as a swinging tire gate, that would get me to like a 7 foot bed about and then i'd have a gate there when a 250's back there
     
  6. May 19, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    06rubi

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    Looks good! I'm building one next weekend. Same kinda idea. Does it totally block the rear window when its up?
     
  7. May 20, 2011 at 12:07 AM
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    FixedTRD

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    Looks really good, I like it.
     
  8. May 20, 2011 at 12:48 AM
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    chilidogrc

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    Very nice!
     
  9. May 20, 2011 at 3:41 AM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Pretty much. You can see a little, but not much.

    When it's down you can see pretty well.
     
  10. May 20, 2011 at 4:16 AM
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    paintdiddy

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    Nice set up.sweet truck
     
  11. May 20, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    Great job!
     
  12. May 20, 2011 at 6:39 AM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    Are those three steel flaps not going to tear up the wheel when you tighten it down?
     
  13. May 20, 2011 at 8:40 AM
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    MJonaGS32

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    Looks good! I like how you made it modular
     
  14. May 20, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    I'm well past the caring about scratching up my wheel point. You'll notice the giant weld on the inside of that spare; that wheel cracked at one point and I had it repaired (and made it my spare).
     
  15. May 20, 2011 at 10:16 AM
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    xJuice

    xJuice My spoon is too Big!

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    gotcha, just curious :)
     
  16. May 20, 2011 at 12:33 PM
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    Mxpatriot

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    It does definitely grind as you crank down on it, but that wheel doesn't move at all. :D
     
  17. May 20, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Looks like mine nice!:)
     
  18. May 20, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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