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"Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« on: Feb 21, 2005, 06:58:27 PM »
Anyone ever made or bought something like this for their trucks?  I am looking for a spare tire carrier that you would see on a SUV... It swings open, then you can open the hatch, or in my case the tailgate...

I am looking for ideas on how to make this.  I am comfortable with a welder, and I know my way around the garage.  If anyone has made, or knows what can work, lemmie know.  I need to get the tire out of the bed,  :yesnod:

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #1 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:11:19 PM »
How big is the tire you want to put on the carrier? I know my wife has a Nissan Pathfinder that has a nice swing away carrier.

If you have a large enough tire you may want to angle the pivot so it swings down as it swings out. This way you won,t have to lift the tire. Post up some pictures of the truck so we can see what you are trying to do.   :thumbs:
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #2 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:24:20 PM »
Heres one that a buddy of a buddy builds.  They are hell for stout!  The hinge is made from a 2500 lb. trailer axle.


Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #3 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:26:57 PM »
I would love to run a 35" tire, but I think for now, it is going to be a 33"

As far as pics go... Here is an old shot of the rear end.  I am going to build a bumper to replace the roll pan.  The only difference between this pic, and a new one, is that I have installed a camper shell, added some fender flares, and did a SAS.


Here is a new 3/4 view of the truck:


Thanks for your guys' input.

I would love to build something like the swing away carrier on the pathfinder... as a matter of fact, that is what I was thinking about.

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #4 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:27:56 PM »
Heres one that a buddy of a buddy builds.  They are hell for stout!  The hinge is made from a 2500 lb. trailer axle.


That is pretty much exactly what I had in mind.  Any pics of it on a rig?

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #5 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:30:45 PM »
Noone has osted pics installed as of yet but I know its on a couple different rigs.  Old Green from Xtreme offroad magazine uns one on his rig and he is in love with it. 
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #6 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:36:27 PM »
What running gear are you running? I see a passenger side 3rd on the front axel.
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #7 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:39:00 PM »
W/T How much does that thing weigh anyway? It looks like it is strong enough.
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #8 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:39:28 PM »
That tire carrier is bad ass
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #9 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:42:43 PM »
THIS DUDE FROM BRIAN894X4.COM HAS A CARRIER ON HIS RIG WITH A 35 :beer:
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #10 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:51:09 PM »
Rocklogic 4x4 sells a modified spindle to allow the whole thing to pivot on....hope this helps!

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #11 on: Feb 21, 2005, 07:56:40 PM »
What running gear are you running? I see a passenger side 3rd on the front axel.

Front axle is a Dana 44.  Plans are up in the air right now for a driveline.  I will either be using a stock 4wd tranny/tcase from a 4wd Frontier, and a Marlin 4.7:1 yota top shift case with an OTT adapter.  The other option, is to buy the dual crawler cases from "toyota boy."

Either way, I will have dual cases.  As far as gears, they are 4.9s in the front, and 4.88s in the rear (I may have my #'s mixed up).  :smack:   Warn premium hubs.  All new spicer ball joints and u-joints.... stock axle shafts.

Future plans are a D44 rear axle, and ARB lockers front and rear.  Right now, I just wanted to get the axle under the truck, and get wheelin ;)  I plan on being fully 4wd by April... right around the corner.

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #12 on: Feb 21, 2005, 08:00:14 PM »
protofab makes one and you can get it with a gas can holder as well. you also might be able to modify a spare carrier from a 90s series 4runner :wave:

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #13 on: Feb 21, 2005, 08:02:35 PM »
Cool, I have done a couple straight axle Nissan, but nothin newer than 88. They were all Toy axle swaps. If you have the 3.0 or better you should have plenty of power.
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #14 on: Feb 21, 2005, 08:07:51 PM »
Id use a 2wd nissan trans and an OTT adapter to divorce a yota case.  Easy hookup and very adaptable.
Full hydro, 186:1 with an auto and 44's what could go wrong??

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #15 on: Feb 21, 2005, 08:35:24 PM »
I was just gonna leave it at that, but I have a line on a 4wd tranny and tcase for 400 bux.  I figure I can run the divorced yota behind that, and that should kick ass ;)

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #16 on: Feb 21, 2005, 08:40:23 PM »
protofab makes one and you can get it with a gas can holder as well. you also might be able to modify a spare carrier from a 90s series 4runner :wave:

Do they have a website?
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #17 on: Feb 22, 2005, 06:15:24 PM »
This was modified, bootyfabbed by my uncle. The bumper is 2x4 tubing and the swing is 2x2. The swing is hinged by a bolt with poly bushings and steel washers. The hinge  acts like a rock anchor on occasion as well. It works good but I'm gonna try and stuff that 35 in the stock position. Marlin has one stuffed under his truck bed and I like look of the runner with no tire hanging off the back.  :beerchug: 

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #18 on: Feb 22, 2005, 07:00:21 PM »
You got any closeup pics of that... That is what I am looking for.  Easy to make and maintain ;)

I would love to see how you did the hinge, and locking mechanism to keep it from swinging out on the road ;)

I also wanna incorperate a high lift mount too.

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« Reply #19 on: Feb 22, 2005, 10:09:59 PM »
You got any closeup pics of that... That is what I am looking for.  Easy to make and maintain ;)

I would love to see how you did the hinge, and locking mechanism to keep it from swinging out on the road ;)

I also wanna incorperate a high lift mount too.
I'll see what I can do on the pics.
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #20 on: Feb 23, 2005, 08:22:23 PM »
Do they have a website?

http://www.protofab4x4.com/  Keith and his partner do nice work.


RockStomper also sells the trailer axle pivot. Scott is a long time yota person going way back on the ORC yota list.
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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #21 on: Feb 25, 2005, 03:24:06 AM »
Mine is only half done, so I cant really post pics of it, but I am using 2 spring eyes from some junk leaf springs, stock yota bushings, and putting it all in double sheer. some 2x2x.120 is welded ot that, and up where the tire attaches is a spare spindle and hub assembily.

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Re: "Swing-style" spare tire carrier?
« Reply #22 on: Feb 25, 2005, 08:05:29 PM »
It looks like a good idea and pretty strong too.
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