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spindle mount for tire carrier

So my previous tire carrier spindle failed and it was time to replace it. The previous spindle had a grease fitting on the top of the pin (which is a stupid design) because it sacrificed the strength of the spindle. I found the bumper in a junkyard so that is what you get when you do not know who/when it was fabricated.

The new spindle is solid and 1 inch diameter. I know that guys usually use much bigger ones but my outer sleeve was machined with races and bearings to fit this size spindle so it was much easier. I just removed the old spindle and welded the new one to the same spot and added some gussets. I thought I'd post some pictures incase somebody needs some ideas for future reference.


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Looking good. My dilemma is to replace bumpers or fabricate around the he existing bumpers. I've grown fond of the look of my 86.

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That's pretty cool, I was looking for something like this.
Where did you get the spindle? was it fabricated on a lathe or did you buy it somewhere?
What sort of race/bearings are you using, if any?

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That's pretty cool, I was looking for something like this.
Where did you get the spindle? was it fabricated on a lathe or did you buy it somewhere?
What sort of race/bearings are you using, if any?
There is a shop near me that work on trailers and 4x4's so they had a ton of different trailer spindles in stock. The spindle I used had a square base so it was easy to line up against the face of the bumper. I'm using Timken bearings that I got at the same shop with a grease fitting on the outside of the outer sleeve.
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There is a shop near me that work on trailers and 4x4's so they had a ton of different trailer spindles in stock. The spindle I used had a square base so it was easy to line up against the face of the bumper. I'm using Timken bearings that I got at the same shop with a grease fitting on the outside of the outer sleeve.
That helps me out in my search. I have conversed with a few people about building a rear bumper with the swing away carrier but I just couldn't figure out what to use for the spindle. This helps out quite a bit. :)
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