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Spare Wheel Carrier

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Postby Dustin » 13 Oct 2016 15:04

This is the design I found that I want to replicate (when the time is right).
The wheel carrier swings with the big barn door.
90% of the weight is carried by the bumper and the plate on the door carries minimal weight, so no more cracking doors.
Also you can bolt on longer carrier stubs or with and offset, so you can carry a larger tire than 33".

Thoughts ?

Should this be moved to another place in the forum ? Moderators input ?
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Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby Tinus lotz » 14 Oct 2016 06:42

Let's start a new thread for the spare wheel carrier on the bumper.

Josh, maybe you should post your pics here as well?
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby JoshJ » 15 Oct 2016 18:28

I like the Idee of the door and arm working together. Much less of a story.
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby Peter Connan » 16 Oct 2016 07:49

Me too. Tjhe disadvantage of course is that the weight is always on the spindle and bearing setup, whereas with a seperate arm and clamp setup the weight is mostly on the clamp when travelling.

But if, like a lot of guys, you use the Golf stub-axle setup, it should easily carry the load.
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby jonathan » 02 Feb 2017 08:58

Have any of you guys had any experience with the towbar mounted spare wheel carriers? I'm considering having a friend with a welding shop make me something like that, as it will be much less expensive than buying a bumper. Building a bumper is also out of the question as I have too many unfinished projects waiting already!
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby Herrie » 02 Feb 2017 09:49

It is interesting that you can open the door with it connected! :thumbup:
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby Wilkie » 02 Feb 2017 09:51

Ek Luv daai buffer....!!!!!!!! :rolling: :rolling:
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby Michael » 02 Feb 2017 13:07

jonathan wrote:Have any of you guys had any experience with the towbar mounted spare wheel carriers? I'm considering having a friend with a welding shop make me something like that, as it will be much less expensive than buying a bumper. Building a bumper is also out of the question as I have too many unfinished projects waiting already!

I would be interested in exploring this. My bumper that I built does not have space to mount the spare wheel the traditional way (on the RH corner) so I will either have to keep it as is on the door, or look into a tow bar design.
Obviously, it will have to be designed in such a way that the rear door can still open.
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby offroadbiker » 02 Feb 2017 14:16

I would be interested in something similar, if I am not mistaken most tow bares is rated to carry 90kg, but the forces on gravel and 4x4 might be a different story...........
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Postby jonathan » 02 Feb 2017 14:30

Gaan more met die ouens gesels, sal julle ophoogte hou van die vordering :thumbup:
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