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Old 07-05-2003, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Bumper/swingout tire carrier pics.

I know it's light tech for this forum but made a bumper & swingout tire carrier for my rig. Any questions? Shoot!



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Re: Bumper/swingout tire carrier pics.

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I know it's light tech for this forum but made a bumper & swingout tire carrier for my rig. Any questions? Shoot!



Looks pretty good I need to get me some bumpers made. what size of tire is your spare?
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Good work

How did you make the gas can mount.. Pictures
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Old 07-05-2003, 07:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The spare is a Super Swamper 34x9.5x16 TSL. That's what I'm gonna be switching to soon. I'm just trying to find some narrow rims with a lot of offset to run them on so my rig stays wide. That and I don't have the money for four of them plus custom rims right now.

Here is a detail of the gas tank mount. I threw around a bunch of ideas on how to mount it or wether to even put a can back there at all. I'm pleased with how it came out it kinda makes the license plate stand out more
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Bill,

What size square tubing did you use? I was thinking about fabbing one like that, but have the tire carrier swing down on 2 hinge points and have the tire carrier in the middle. I have heard that the placement of the tire carrier to the left or the right causes the zuk to sagg a little on that side.

Dang good job on your's though.......Braaavooo!!!!
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nice place to carry a spare front locker ... i almost missed that
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Old 07-05-2003, 12:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Why not run the 34/10.5 ltbs? They are cheaper than the 9.5 tsl, and they got a little more width to um so they don't look as much like pizza cutters..


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nice place to carry a spare front locker ... i almost missed that
Um...I missed it. Where?


Details on the build? I'm planning on making myself one. My rear door is starting to sag when I open it.

Pretty much just a spring loaded pin to lock, hinge to swing open, square tube for bottom and post, and something fabed to actually hold the tire?

I think my "funnest" part will be trying to adapt my current bumper for it.
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I think he meant spare hub.
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What did you do for the hinge. I am thinking about building a rear bumper and I still cant think of anything for the hinge. Thanks
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I think he meant spare hub.
I went into a store that sells trailers & trailer parts & bought the smallest trailer spindle that they had & a bearing kit for it. It came to like $14. Then I got some tubing that was the same size as the inside of a hub to fit that spindle (2") & put the outer races of the bearings in that with a short piece of 2" O.D. pipe as a spacer between them.
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nice place to carry a spare front locker ... i almost missed that
Dood,...I was JUST LIKE you a year or so ago. I thought the 34x9.5's were fugly...then decided WHO CARES they work GREAT on small, light, underpowered rigs. Besides the 34X10.5 LTBs don't flex for chit & are like at least an inch shorter in actual O.D.
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What size square tubing did you use? I was thinking about fabbing one like that, but have the tire carrier swing down on 2 hinge points and have the tire carrier in the middle. I have heard that the placement of the tire carrier to the left or the right causes the zuk to sagg a little on that side.

Dang good job on your's though.......Braaavooo!!!!
I used 2X4X3/16 tubing.
How are you gonna get your rear door open if the spare tire is swung down right there in the way??? It DID make imine sag a little on the passenger side! LOL!! I thought I had a busted leaf on that side at first. That's OK I usually ride solo so it probably sits level with me in it. If not I'll just mess around with the springs.
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can you get some close up pics of the hindge
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Bill,

I fabbed the rear gate on my rig to fold down like a regular tailgate. It was a vey simple mod to do. I wish I had a camera to take some pics to show you, but heres a description:

I took the [2] hinges on the right side of the rear gate & trimmed one side of each hinge so both sides would be equal. I then had two buddies to hold the gate up in the position that i wanted and just traced the outer part of each hinge on the bottom inside of the gate. After that some cutting with a side grinder to open the area up at the inside bottom of the gate and some welding.
Note: I did have to trim about 1/8 of an inch from the bottom aftter the welding was done, but you really can't tell it.

what I was going to do with the bumper and fold down center tire carrier is to make it to where it will allow the rear gate to open up..thus creating a universal table. HTH


It really only cost me the amount of wire I used to do the welding and a little primer paint I had laying around.
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can you get some close up pics of the hindge
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I wish I had taken some pics. of the spindle before I even installed it now. Well here's a pic. of the spindle shaft welded into the bumper. The larger O.D. of the spindle (part on a trailer that goes in the axle tube) was the exact length of the hight of my 4" bumper so I took a hole saw & drilled down through the bumper right on the edge. This way I could weld the whole length of the spindle rather than JUST the top or just the top & bottom. You can kind of see where the bumper buldges out a little in this pic.
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I think he meant spare hub.

well actually i meant a manual front locker ... but hey if there is an entire hub there then cool ... i might place one on mine
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Bill,

One more thing.........How did you mount the bumper to the frame?


BTW.............what part of Maine are you from? Reason I am asking is that me & my brother went to Bingham this past hunting season and had a blast.
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The 9.5 swampers and 10.5's are almost the same height, the 34 9.5 is 33.8 inches tall, the 34 10.5's are 33.6 inches tall. .. I am not saying the 9.5 don't work cause they will dig all the way to fawking china and they got a shit load of tread, I just went with the ltb cause it is a little wider, and a fair amount cheaper than the tsl 9.5's, and actually the 34's flex pretty good, just air um down to 3-5 psi on a zook and you should be good..

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Nice job on the bumper..
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Dang, your bumper is almost identical to the one on my last Sammy, right down to the 1x2" tubing and the trailer spindle for a hinge.

The only thing I did different is I used the hub from the trailer and just cut off the part the wheel is supposed to bolt to, ground it with a grinder the best I could and then turned it on a lathe until it was smooth and round.

Awesome job and great idea.
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Yeah I had the 34 ltbs on my Nissan down to 15 psi and no sidewall budge
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One more thing.........How did you mount the bumper to the frame?


BTW.............what part of Maine are you from? Reason I am asking is that me & my brother went to Bingham this past hunting season and had a blast.
I just extended the frame with some short pieces of 2x4 tubing cut at a slight angle on one end to match up with the slant on the frame. I welded the bumper right to those extension....so it's pretty much perminent. I spent too much time trying to figure out a way to have it be "bolt on" but still take a beatin. Decided it would take less time to just weld it on & torch it off if I need to someday.


I'm from Poland Springs. I went to College with a bunch of hicks from Bingham/Solon area. Not too far from here.
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The 9.5 swampers and 10.5's are almost the same height, the 34 9.5 is 33.8 inches tall, the 34 10.5's are 33.6 inches tall. .. I am not saying the 9.5 don't work cause they will dig all the way to fawking china and they got a shit load of tread, I just went with the ltb cause it is a little wider, and a fair amount cheaper than the tsl 9.5's, and actually the 34's flex pretty good, just air um down to 3-5 psi on a zook and you should be good..

Later, Scott

Nice job on the bumper..
If you air them down to 3-5 psi they aint gonna stay on the rims
Interco STRONGLY suggest not airing any of the TSLs below 11psi. further more they will not warrenty them if you have been running them below 11 psi
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Dang, your bumper is almost identical to the one on my last Sammy, right down to the 1x2" tubing and the trailer spindle for a hinge.

The only thing I did different is I used the hub from the trailer and just cut off the part the wheel is supposed to bolt to, ground it with a grinder the best I could and then turned it on a lathe until it was smooth and round.

Awesome job and great idea.
LOL!!! that's funny! I had the entire spindal assembly in my hand at the trailer parts store & was gonna do what you said but then decided it would be a bad idea to try to weld on cast steel.
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