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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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I just thought I would post some pictures of my bumper upgrades/ refresh here just incase people would like to see ideas for their builds...
- new trailer lights
- license plate bracket on spare w/ led light
- repainted w/ truck bed liner (real durable)
- new trailer pin
- 4-way trailer connector from all lights on bumper to the truck for easy bumper removal (not pictured)

 

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I just thought I would post some pictures of my bumper upgrades/ refresh here just incase people would like to see ideas for their builds...
- new trailer lights
- license plate bracket on spare w/ led light
- repainted w/ truck bed liner (real durable)
- new trailer pin
- 4-way trailer connector from all lights on bumper to the truck for easy bumper removal (not pictured)

looks great!
 

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anyone have a link to order a spindle for building a swing out tire carrier off the bumper?
 

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Etrailer.com trailer spindle? Or use a spare d44 spindle and hub, then you have a spot to store a trail spare locking hub
 

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Etrailer.com trailer spindle? Or use a spare d44 spindle and hub, then you have a spot to store a trail spare locking hub
Etrailer.com or Northern Tool. But I like the spare d44 spindle and hub idea, especially because it allows you to lock the carrier open at any angle.
 

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the D44 spindle is awesome i agree.
 
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