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Tire Carrier Pivot

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by bigbluesuburban, Oct 26, 2006.

  1. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    I am building a tire carrier for a buddy. I want to use a greasable spindle type pivot point and I am wondering if anyone knows where to get the whole assembly already machined and ready to weld on. I looked at DIY4x and he has great tube bumpers but I want to build my own but without the machine work.

    Any suggestions
     
  2. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    use the search!!!

    Rockstomer makes em. Kidjethro use too also
     
  3. HoodRich

    HoodRich 1/2 ton status

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    I used a RockStomper spindle on a bumper I built for my last 4x4 (Jeep Cherokee :doah: ). It was a good product.

    steve
     
  4. bigbluesuburban

    bigbluesuburban 1/2 ton status

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    I got your search... How about those pics of my 69? I have yet to see them appear on my thread.

    Stop slackin'!!!!!

    :D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
  5. 55Willy

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    if I can get my 350 out of my cherokee i'll run out there tonight
     
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    I always thought it would be cool to get a spindle and hub form a 10 bolt and use the locking hub to secure the swinging. just weld the spnidle to the bumper with part of a stub shaft welded on the inside.
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    OHHH ^.^ I read a bad review on the rockstomper spindle. http://www.sonoransteel.com/rearbumper.html

    Broken Spindle in left pic and Cracked bearing races 2nd pic
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    "After 1 year the metal in the trailer spindle fatigued and failed. DO NOT use a Rockstomper hinge. One failed on a Tacoma in Southern California as well in the exact same manner. "

    I do not and have never used any of this guys stuff just what I have read in looking for my bummper.
     
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    SchnorrCS 1/2 ton status

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    I have one of the rockstomper units, and it's great. Cheap too, and he gave me a lifetime warranty
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    Someone on this board did just that, but without the locking hub/stub shaft, there were pics and all. I suggested the stub and locking hub so it could be held open. I don't know if he ever did it.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    I used a 1" grade 8. After everything I read about the Rockstomper hinge, I just didn't trust it.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Metrodps Strange but nice guy Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    Ok more details on how you did it in detail. Yours looks like a good one and I am going to be reworking my bracket this winter so I might just copy yours if you dont mind.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Copy away. The bolt is a 10" long 1" grade 8. It passes through 4 sections of 3/16" steel (2 sections of 2X4) and there is a nut welded in that it bolts into.

    The piviot is a 3/16" gusset capped with a bent piece of 3/16" plate. That gives it two contact points which keeps it from wobbling. I used flanged bronze bushings where the bolt cotacts the bumper which keeps it smooth and tightens the tolerances.

    The other side is held down with a 9/16" grade 8. I welded a nut into the bumper and built up around it. Its simple, but very tough and there is no movement to cause the bolts to sheer. I weigh 200lbs and I climb all over it.

    The only PITA is the fact that I have to usea socket to undo the "swing" side, but I just keep it in the console and I don't open it very often.
     
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    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    I am going to pickup a 1000 or so pound trailer spindle and hub from the trailer shop. About $30 total then cut the wheel mount surface off the hub and then you have greasable bearings.
     

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