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Just finished up the spare tire carrier on my bronco II. I cut the skin off the original lift gate and mounted it to an aluminum frame that would support the weight of the tire and wheel. 3/4" heims were used for the hinges. I used the lift gate latch and moved it to the lower right corner as well as door latches and striker bolts.
 

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that might get hard on your struts. id rock it though.
Figuring out the strut pressure was a little tricky. The factory ones were 100# each. When I did the calculations I came up with needing a pair of 300# ones. They ended up being too strong, I had to hang on it to get it to close. My wife couldn't even budge it. I dropped down to 250 #ers and it's working good.
 
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