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AussieXJ
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Joined: 14 Apr 2005
Location: WA Australia

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:25 pm    Post subject: Spare Wheel Carrier Reply with quote

Can anyone help with Names of manufacturers or websites to look at for rear spare wheel carriers for the XJ, I am thinking of building my own, has anyone done this?
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Farmer Dean
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Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Location: Paso Robles, California

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



Aussie, I have a stock cheapo bumper and didn't want to spent lots of money for a carrier-bumper combo, so I built my own. I used 2 inch heavy wall square tubing. As you can kind of see in the picture, I slid it (and welded it) into the ends of the towing (hitch) framework. I used a 1 inch dowel and cap type hinge to make it swing. I got the hinge from my local welding shop. The simple frame has a 2 inch square riser to mount the tire to and a bracket to hold my high lift jack. The Jerry can hardware is from an internet kit. I've beat the heck out of it for years and it's held up fine. It didn't cost much and wasn't hard to build. Dean.
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AussieXJ
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Dean
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Billy's89XJ
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Joined: 03 Jul 2004
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats a cool idea for a bumper thumbs I just got mine from a older model XJ that came factory with one, and all the mounts. Installed some new grade 8 hardware, even where the rivets went, and love it! Mr. Green
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