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Spare Tire Carrier

Old 05-06-2014, 02:01 AM
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Spare tire carrier fits 31X10.5X15 BFG Mud Terrain.

The template.
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Scabbed tire carrier from old Nissan, cut and shortened.
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16g sheet metal
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The cut lines.
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I removed the liners and speaker wiring before cutting.
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Removed light, brake, and wiper wiring.
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The cut.
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Jack and wood holding up the roof and rear hatch. There was barely 1/4 inch left on the pinch seam that holds the rear post together.
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Seat belt and trim hardware intact.
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Seat belt winding relocated and welded. The bolt that the door latch catches on had to be shortened to allow the winding to sit closer to the post.
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Fitting the housing.
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Rear seat bracket trimmed.
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Fitting around the fuel housing and support bracket.
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Interior. Housing clears the rear seat and doesn't interfere with the passenger.
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It's not quite finished. Interior trim needs to be attached, wiring hidden, and cosmetic touch ups.
But you get the idea.
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Old 05-06-2014, 04:04 AM
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Pretty friggin awesome, Thinkin way outside the box... Literally!

I'd only suggested something heavier than the 16g steel. That back hatch corner is a weak point structurally. But damn, thats something you never see.

That would be great for the go fast / desert race guys.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:35 AM
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That's.... interesting. Certainly never seen that before.
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Old 05-06-2014, 07:50 AM
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I like it. I really like it. You should put a fender flair up on top....no...don't

Can't wait to see it painted up and finished!
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:36 AM
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At first I was like yea another cargo mount fab job....but then.....you grabbed my attention like you grabbed the grinder.
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Old 05-06-2014, 10:57 AM
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Wow; a whole new concept of taking structural integrity out of a Cherokee.
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:27 AM
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Who needs C and D pillars anyway?
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Old 05-06-2014, 11:34 AM
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Those are completely over rated.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:14 PM
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Do it on both sides! that would be awesome!

Cool Idea, but looks odd to me on one side only.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:48 PM
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CJ inspired?
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Old 05-06-2014, 01:06 PM
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uhm.. uh..

I got nothing
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Old 05-06-2014, 02:45 PM
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Can't figure out how I feel about this. It is genuinely creative, either way.
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Gonna hate yourself when you go to a bigger tire lol
Also saw Alaskan license plates, is Alaska really that boring that people come up with these ideas?
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It would be great if you had a belt that went around a hub on the spare wheel and the rear wheel so they turn together. I don't know what purpose it would serve, but it would really screw with people's minds while you were driving.
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