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check frontrunner out for there cool gas cans etc. http://www.frontrunneroutfitters.com...solutions.html
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Thanks! I'll check it out.

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Double swing outs seem the way to go.
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Done, except for the gas can carrier. I'll probably get around to that in the spring. I'll make a separate thread for the roof rack, when I get around to building that.

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Really nice work Rodan - awesome fabrication skills!...I was just curious - would the spare tire fit the carrier if you turned it around with the rim facing inward, thinking it might sit closer to the truck.
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Thanks!

It might, but really not that big of a deal. I just figure if I go to a wider tire someday, I'll have plenty of clearance...

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...Swingouts are boxed in, and I added delrin pads, on which the carrier arms ride when closed, to eliminate clanks, clunks and other unpleasant noises; and to provide a solid base for the toggle clamps to secure against:

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Great idea on the delrin pads. The more stress you can take off the pivots, the better. The pivots tend to suffer from metal fatigue right at the step where they're turned down for the bearings.

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First off your work is awesome.Did you use c- channel for it or what type of steel is that?
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Thanks!

The main bumper is 2x6 rectangular. IIRC it was 3/16 wall.

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Looks really good. I kind of regret going with a full length swing out, it is so long that it is hard to unload the bed with it on. Duals would be a little more practical.

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Very nice work Rodan. You did pretty much exactly what I have been thinking of doing for quite a while now.

I ordered the same spindle kit you used, but have run into a glitch. I had been thinking I would leave the plate on the bumper, but my material is only 5x3 and a license plate is 6" tall. I now want to move my plate up to the spare tire carrier, but VA requires plate lights for inspection. I think I can see a plate light up on yours. How did you get the wiring up there?

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Thanks!

I just used an aftermarket plate light, and extended the stock wires, leaving some slack for the pivot, and zip tied them to the tire carrier arm. I put a couple of quick disconnects on the wires so I could unplug the wires when removing the tire.

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great build, solid bumper. fabricating sure is fun!
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What is the size on the rectangular stock you used for the swing arm? I am looking to find a scrap of 3 x 2 x 3/16 but not sure that will work out.
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They're 2x3"... don't recall the wall thickness, but it was probably 3/16"

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They're 2x3"... don't recall the wall thickness, but it was probably 3/16"
Thanks. I may just have to buy a whole stick and find a use for the other 18'
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Done, except for the gas can carrier.
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I know, I know...

I just can't bring myself to spend the $300 for the cans I want... (Scepter) Something else always moves up the priorities list, and it gets put off. Someday...

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Dude, nice work! I like the latches, where did you pick those up?
Northern AZ?, Looks you might be in Cottonwood? If so, let's go wheelin sometime.

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