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The best x-mas present ever (fab pics)

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by az-k5, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. az-k5

    az-k5 1/2 ton status

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    Getting your rig overhauled (kinda) :D

    Little background (or just skip to the pics).

    A good friend of mine is getting into wheeling and learning fab (on a jeep but bear with me). I am helping him along the way (usually as he breaks things). Harley and I made some slider for it and I built a cage kit for it, along with a locker (leading to a blown up axle). He has been asking for a stinger bumper (gotta love bling) and a tire carrier. I have been real busy lately and putting him off. He has even offered to pay me for my time (I don't often charge for work). About a month ago his girlfriend asked where she could buy these things. I said she can't really buy them but I can build it but kinda need the jeep to fit everything. Then I remembered that they were going out of town for a week and I could have the jeep all to myself. She stole his keys made me a copy for me and I stole it tuesday night. This is just a little pic whoring (and really a way for my buddy to see the work x-mas morning).

    New look

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    New bumper

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    New carrier
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    mounting feet
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    (shown with a 35" tire, will fit a 37")

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    In line with cage bars
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    It flips up for tool/bed access
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    I just need his real spare to make the mounting face in the right spot.
     
  2. xpndbl3

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    hmmm stole his keys huh? sounds like overhaulin to me....better give him new paint and a new motor/bling bling wheels now.
     
  3. muddybuddy

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    thats awesome. wish someone would do that to mine. hint hint
     
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    nice fab work, wish you would steal my keys
     
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    stockk5 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    thats awesome! nice job on it!
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

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    Matt that is a great thing to do.
    With the tire carrier, how does the hinge hold the tire up when you fold it out for access to the back?

    Thanks
     
  7. 76zimmer

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    And you don't usually charge for work? Hey Buddy, where do you live?
     
  8. George_Pimpdaddy

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    you must be a good buddy he'll love all that nice work im sure
     
  9. unclematty

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    nice work ! Gotta love a guy that does things without hte owner knowing it! you rock:bow:
     
  10. az-k5

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    Haven't figured out how to make the carrier stay up yet. a block of wood works for now. I have a few ideas but want something strong enough to drive with so you can make use of the space for cargo when camping and such.


    I had a full week at work (7:45-6:30 all week) so time was a real issue. Starting wednesday and finishing friday night put a hard time line for me. I usually just use my buddeis bender (also a fab guy/friend since highschool/neighboor) and weld, cut, mock, and finish alone. I did have to call in a major favor this time. I don't like to use up his time since I don't do this for profit. I know I could not have finished it with out the help of Josh over at www.bent-creations.com. He helped me with the mock up and welding big time. He is a tacoma guy and a decent fabber when he has time :D.
     
  11. RichLindquist

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    What about some swing up legs (pivoting up from the wingnut area on the roll bar) that would bolt to the to the bottom/rear of the tire carrier?
     
  12. az-k5

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    That is the original idea. It is a little akward holding the tire above your head while putting the legs in. I am thinkin of using some heavy wrap springs to remove some of the weight and then the legs.
     
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    Matt that is some nice fab work. Looking at the foldup tire mount, if the total weight isn't too much would gas springs from a jeep grand cherokee tailgate have enough push to hold it up?
     
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    Ah sorry Matt, I never saw that piece of wood.
    Thanks
     
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    so this might be dumb but what about a factory rear seat lock bar not sure of actual name neway my 89 when i fold up the rar seat has a bar that locks in place and hold it so when he would open it all that would be needed is to push it up into position huh just my 2 cents
     

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