80 Series Rear Tire Carrier Wing Design (1 Viewer)

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background: about a year ago i decided to build a rear tire carrier for my 97 fzj80. I wanted to design and build something light and worthy of carrying a 33" tire and some accessories as needed.
I didn't want a full size bumper and wanted to retain an OEM look as much as possible.
So i came up with this design and build.
The design is a "3-piece" design.
- The spindle mount (red)
- The armored cover (blue)
- Tire carrier arm (grey)
All three components are bolt-on and the OEM bumper extension can be re-installed if needed.
The 3D model of the fj came from Hum3D.
The spindle shaft and bearings came for EMS Offroad.

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Cool! Are you going to make a matching bumper cap for the other side? Also, did you cut these parts yourself or do you have a good shop nearby?
 

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Nice work.

Bracing on tire mount (as done) probably not needed. Simple 'gussets' off of each piece would be plenty strong and much tidier.

But very good work Sir.
 
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Cool! Are you going to make a matching bumper cap for the other side? Also, did you cut these parts yourself or do you have a good shop nearby?

I dont plan on it but the way i designed the pieces, you would double up on each piece qty and mirror your assembly. You would still need a mount to bolt the armored cap on.
I work at a company that has a plasma cutter so i got them cut there. The rest of the pieces we scraps and offcuts. The entire build was welded with no fixture. I designed tabs into each piece that kind-of interlocks like legos to help assembly and keep them in place.
 
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Nice work.

Bracing on tire mount (as done) probably not needed. Simple 'gussets' off of each piece would be plenty strong and much tidier.

But very good work Sir.

Yes, i could have got away with what you said but I wasn't sure how a large cantilevered load would affect the vertical arm, after i attach a jerry can, holder and a 80lb tire. I am still working on the jerry can holder that is removable. i dont like the idea of hauling extra weight when not needed.

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Im going to upload all drawing files for this in the new few days for anyone to reference off.
Thank you! Then, be sure there will be a replica overseas. I like especially the idea of not building a full (and heavy) rear bumper, which is a real concern in long expeditions where weight must be reserved for fuel and water.
 
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Thank you! Then, be sure there will be a replica overseas. I like especially the idea of not building a full (and heavy) rear bumper, which is a real concern in long expeditions where weight must be reserved for fuel and water.
It would be an honor to run into a replica of it somewhere in the world one day :cool:. This forum and the individuals who contribute have helped me a great deal and if my small contribution is a stepping stone for someone, then i have made a difference..:p
 
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drawing file of the armored wing.

I wish not to upload the autocad or 3d cad files here. if you want them, pm me and ill email them to you.

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I've been planning on something like this but keeping it inside the stock cover, gives me some ideas though, great work.
 
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Wow love this idea.

Here's a thought. In the interest of preserving the stock look in the rear, why not use the original bumper ends modified to accomodate the reinforced spindle mount.

Love this design and ingenuity!!
 

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