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rear bumper / tire carrier question (custom)

So I am planning to build a front and rear bumper over the winter. pretty much got alot of ideas for the front so that should be simple enough, however , for the rear, i have my mind made up (i think the rear is pretty simple anyways) what i want to do though is fab up a tire carrier which pivots off the bumper. what i am not familiar with is the pivot point, where do i get it, for reference i will try and include a picture from google:

http://www.supermotors.net/getfile/4...ear-bumper.jpg

not the best picture but that part over on the right.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 05:32 PM
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Strictly fabricated from scratch. It would be best to put some kind of thrust bearing that you can lube for it to swing on.
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I would just buy the spindle kit from A to Z Fabrication and build the rest of the bumper. I have used their spindle kits on jeep tire carries and they work well.
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I have seen spindle kits from several different places. There are some pics of a rear bumper on Bronco Air website. They look great! Not sure if they totally fab or if they use kits in their process???

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thanks ranger, i am pretty much sold on their heavy duty spindle, might just get the kit but i am not a big fan of that T handle style latch..we'll see
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I searched for a rear bumper build, anyways i got my anyswer, thanks for the input!
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The cheapest and most original I've seen on here is to use a manual locking hub from the junkyard as the pivot. It is extremely strong and allows it to be locked into any position. I found it on one of the build threads.

Good luck and remember to post some pics when it's done.
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I like the hub method, but you still need to mount a spindle to the bumper to attach the hub.
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I used the standard spindle & sleeve kit from Compitition 4x4 http://www.comp4x4.com/Tire-Carrier-...4-Spindle.html. Here's how I used it: http://www.supermotors.net/registry/media/944226

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there is always ruff stuff as well... he is on this board and makes good stuff http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/catalog/STIRES.html
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