Homemade tire carrier

Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
834
Location
Fairfax, VA
So thanks to Wildyoats I decided to build a tire carrier. It looked fairly simple all I had to do was borrow a welder from a buddy and try to weld. Let me know what you guys think and any ideas, by the way its not done yet, gotta make license plate braket and light.


By the way if you were wondering what that little shiny sticker is on it, it was a piece of chrome moly left over from a frinds wrecked dragster.

Cheers:beer:
h.JPG
u.JPG
hhg.JPG
 
Joined
Mar 9, 2004
Messages
630
Location
Imperial Valley, CA
very interesting. I've been wondering as of late what kind of support was under the corner. I see you added allot.
 
Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
834
Location
Fairfax, VA
Home made tirecarrier

Just a couple more pics.:beer:

Take an easy on some of the welds:whoops:
u.JPG
yyt.JPG
hjtt.JPG
 
Joined
Jun 4, 2006
Messages
834
Location
Fairfax, VA
home made tirecarrier some more

Here are some more
lk.JPG
dg.JPG
-p-.JPG
 
Joined
Dec 9, 2004
Messages
1,294
Location
KIND
Take an easy on some of the welds:whoops:

That's not going to be easy. I would guess your gas was either too low or you forgot to turn it on (or it was windy outside) on a couple of those, no? I only say that because I've done it.:eek:

All in all I like it. It looks like you threw enough spank on the welds, function over form I say!:cheers:
 

NorCalDoug

problems solved daily...
Joined
Oct 27, 2003
Messages
6,217
Location
uhhhh...duh...Northern CA
:cool:
 
Joined
Aug 12, 2005
Messages
1,733
Location
Ione CA
I really like the idea and I think the basics are good.
Here comes the BUT.





I not sure on the latch imo not strong enough.
The welds and the reinforcement to the spindle,again not strong enough.
The nice thing is these items are easy to remedy.

Good principal but maybe needs some fine tune.


My .02

ken
 
Joined
Apr 23, 2007
Messages
73
Location
San Diego, CA
That's really nice. I like the look with a stock bumper. Did you have to make any cuts once you took the plastic off? This might be really cool as some kind of bolt on kit.

Take an easy on some of the welds:whoops:

Thats better welding than I could ever do!
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
4,874
Location
in the garage
is the bottom of the spindle just welded to a plate?

you might want to add some mid-spindle support there. :eek:
 
Joined
Apr 5, 2007
Messages
380
Location
COLORADO
hhhmmmmmmmm?
 
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
9,081
Nah, if properly welded to thick plate, it's solid. That's how a lot of trailers are built - the spindle is simply welded to a plate and it's good for thousands of pounds.

DougM
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
4,874
Location
in the garage
Nah, if properly welded to thick plate, it's solid. That's how a lot of trailers are built - the spindle is simply welded to a plate and it's good for thousands of pounds.

DougM

but the load of a wheel and tire are basicly centered over the spindle, not loaded 2-3 ft out.
 

PabloVTA

beside La Caja China
SILVER Star
Joined
Sep 30, 2005
Messages
2,549
Location
Ventura Ca. USA
I think you did an awesome job for a first try.

Put a fat old tire on there, and go try to knock it off in a parking lot close by.
Check for cracks, and keep modifying it.
 
Joined
Jan 26, 2005
Messages
4,874
Location
in the garage
I think you did an awesome job for a first try.

Put a fat old tire on there, and go try to knock it off in a parking lot close by.
Check for cracks, and keep modifying it.

i totally agree.

just a heavy piece of triangled steel will help it out a ton!
 
Joined
Apr 5, 2007
Messages
380
Location
COLORADO
my reciever is rad. its just more of a flag holder now.
 

e9999

Gotta get outta here...
Moderator
Joined
Sep 20, 2003
Messages
18,393
Location
US
if you have good support under the latching end so that the bumper there carries much of the weight of the tire it won't exert anywhere as much leverage and shock stress on the spindle as if it's left floating.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom