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tire carrier hinge

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by termin8ed, May 27, 2004.

  1. May 27, 2004
    termin8ed

    termin8ed I didn't do it Staff Member Sponsor

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    Wondering what works good for a swing hinge for a tire carrier.
    Anyone use an actual Hinge for the pivot? or is the "post with bearings" method the better way to go.

    Anyone have a source for a pivot? Or am I going to have to make up something?


    Most of your jeeps that I've seen had an "extra" bumper/crossmember mounted onto the stock rear crossmember so the tire carrier mounted to the top of the new bumper. I thought of doing something similar, but have a heavy duty hinge mounted to one end of the crossmember and new bumper so the whole bumper/tire carrier swung out as one. Am I making any sense?? ANyone else try this?
     
  2. May 27, 2004
    panzer

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  4. May 27, 2004
    John A. Shows

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    Brian, I've got something you can use but don't really know what it is.

    I believe it's a hub assembly of some sort.

    I'll have to get it out and take some pics of it.

    I had planned on using it myself but I found a Kayline carrier that already has the hinge part so I don't need it.
     
  5. May 27, 2004
    mruta

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    COUGH! $120??? For a 1000# trailer hub? Sounds like McRuff is needed to come to the rescue here for a better (and cheaper) alternative. Mike, are you out there???
     
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    John A. Shows

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    I think that's what I've got...a trailer hub.

    I believe it'll work fine for you Brian.

    Freebie too.
     
  7. May 27, 2004
    cj5 buggy

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    i used a trailer hub off of a boat trailer... a 3 axle boat trailer at that... i know it'll be okay for a at least a 38" tire...

    [​IMG]

    :beer:
     
  8. May 27, 2004
    Project71-5

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    That Rockstomper hinge is the same as the one here:

    http://www.troutindustries.com/

    I bought just the tube and bought the spindle and bearings at TSC. Cheaper to buy the whole deal from Trout Industries though. ;)
     
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    manden68

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    vanguard

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    Didn't lynn just do one of these?
     
  11. May 28, 2004
    termin8ed

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    Thanks guys. I'll have to check out these sites and see what I come up with.
     
  12. May 28, 2004
    Rio_Grande

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    Trout industries has a good price for a good product. I use them on the bumpers I sell.
     
  13. Jun 1, 2004
    lynn

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    I did one quite awhile back. I recently sold an extra hinge to Quaggy for his project.
    Edit:
    This is the hinge Quaggy and I use.
    Item# 44-2100, I think it's 2nd down on the right side. 2000 Lb capacity sealed bearing hinge.

    http://kingmetals.com/Pages/Page25A-5.html

    Note that price shown is for a pair; sold only in pairs.
     
  14. Jun 1, 2004
    termin8ed

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    Anyone need 1 hinge?? ;) :D
     
  15. Jun 1, 2004
    Mcruff

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    Man I made mine out of a steel pin with a zerk fitting on the end, fit into a steel bushing with grease grooves that was welded into the tubing of the carrier frame, I just couldn't see all that money for a set of bearings that was never gonna spin.
    But then again I make most all of this kinda stuff because I'm Dutch like Boyink, nah make that down right cheap instead of dutch! :D
     
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    SouthWest 67-5

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    Yea, Brian. I'm interested in one. I'm thinking of doing a tire carrier project.(Have a new welder)
    If you have to buy two, I'll take one off your hands, split the cost.
    Let me know.
    Wayne
     
  17. Jun 1, 2004
    termin8ed

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    I hear ya Mike. I just don't have many tools for working with metal. I'm going to look around and see what I can find.

    If I do decide to go with that set of hinges, I'll let you know Wayne.
     

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