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Redneck Tire Carrier Hinge, Any Ideas??

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by TrcksR4ME, Jun 27, 2003.

  1. TrcksR4ME

    TrcksR4ME 1/2 ton status

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    I don't wanna spend more on the hinge than I did for all the metal to make the bumper and tire carrier... /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif

    So anyone have any ideas for a hinge that is more basic than the trailer bearing/hub set-up popular as late? It needs to hold a tire and maybe gas, not 1000lbs, so there must be an easy yet strong solution...

    I just can't think of it /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif
     
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    3/4" pipe nipple welded to whatever with a 3/4" bolt inside welded to the other whatever
     
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    I did something like this above and used an old throwout bearing from a clutch replacement I did, still works!
     
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    Im getting ready to use two 4" heavy duty door hindges, made for those 300lb doors. Figure it this way, when was the last time you saw a door hindge wear out? /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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    I'm using Heim joints. I can sit on the spare tire (210 for me and about 100lb for spare and door) and my 10 year old can swing me and the carrier with a finger.
     
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    Check out 4x4 Iron or Rockstomper. Their kits are super cheap and durable. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Not to downtalk anyones product, but I have bent the Rockstomper hinge. Just thought I'd throw in my experience with it as they aren't as durable as they seem to be.
     
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    rock stomper was like $45, not that this is loads of money but thats more than all the metal would cost to make a tire carrier...
     
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    You must have pics of that somewhere...I know you do /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    If it's a redneck hinge then use a spindle and hub from an old front end that way if you blow a hub or fry a bearing in the front end /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif You can take your tire carrier apart to get you home /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Redneck eh...used to be the big thing, with the Rednecks around here to mount their spare on the front bumper...no hinge needed /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    [ QUOTE ]
    You must have pics of that somewhere...I know you do /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif

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    Me riding while the kid is pushing...no but here is a picture of the hinge for the right door that has double Jerry holder and highlift. BTW my carriers ARE my tail gate.
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    Here is another. Ignore the top bar. that's what the back of the soft top ties into. [​IMG]
     
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    I used a trailer bearing axle...

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    LOL I was thinking about something like that since I have some old spindles and junk from my 6 lug set-up, now that would be redneck /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif

    It would be huge though and the six lug stuff wouldn't be compatible...hmmmmmm, tempting, very tempting /forums/images/graemlins/thinking.gif
     
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    Grim,
    That idea kicks azz. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif. I would love to see more pics on how it blots up and made if possible.
     
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    Redneck would be an agitator, shaft, and bearing's, out of an old washing machine, with plumber's tape used as cross, support's. /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
     

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