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"Jethro-Built" Spare tire carrier hinge!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Zeus33rd, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. Zeus33rd

    Zeus33rd Smarter than you GMOTM Winner

    Mar 14, 2002
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    Grass Valley, CA
    \"Jethro-Built\" Spare tire carrier hinge!

    Decided I'd rather make my own than pay $60+ for one. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

    Here's some pictures-

    This is what it looks like overall. 1000lb 1" trailer spindle.

    View from the top...You can see the outer bearing race and the top of the inner bearing.

    View from the bottom....The gold thing is the grease seal.

    These are all the parts.

    Pretty simple to do really. I cut to holes in the larger pipe with the plasma cutter. Put another piece of pipe inside the larger pipe just a bit smaller than the I.D of the bigger pipe....Plug welded the holes to hold the inner pipe in. Pounded the races in till they were sittin on the inner pipe...Easy stuff. There's probably $10 in parts/material and less than 30 minutes time. /forums/images/graemlins/pimp1.gif
  2. Bubba Ray Boudreaux

    Bubba Ray Boudreaux 1 ton status

    Jan 21, 2001
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    Re: \"Jethro-Built\" Spare tire carrier hinge!

    Gonna hook up a brotha when the time comes?

    That's fawking ingenious. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif

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