The electrician/novice metal worker is at it again. Two years after I made my front bumper (see the index) I decided to take a run at a rear stubber with a swing away tire carrier. Just got my rig up on 35's and wanted a better set up for running the spare.
I had taken some pictures earlier on, but my phone got stolen over the Thanksgiving holiday, so I've got these few I'll post now.
Here's the front face with a recessed license plate spot. I cut the license plate sized area out of the 3/16 plate and added some side pieces. I know this isn't a priority on alot of aftermarket bumpers, but I wanted it, and it will look good at the finish. Behind the face is a bar for my Jerry Can mounts. I cut 90* angles out of a piece of 1 1/2"x1 1/2"x3/16" stock and bent it with my mitts and welded the angles. More on that later. vvv
The tire carrier. 2x2x3/16 on the 90* angles and 1 1/2x1 1/2x3/16 on the 60* angles. Holes in the center of the vertical and at the hinge side of the horizontal for brake light wiring. Tie wire routed through for now. Hi Lift mount plate near the protractor????
Hinge side top...vvv
and bottom vvv
^^^ These two show the physical stopping means for the swing away portion. I took 3/8" stock and welded it to a piece of 3/16" in a T fashion. I then cut a slot in the top, ran the 3/8" vertical and welded the plate to the underside, and the 3/8" along the seam of the hole. Should be stout. I've got a plan for the way to hold the swing away open coming soon.
VVV "Gate" side. This is where the swing away will latch into place. This contraption on the corner will get more attention soon, but my attachment means will be there, as well as the cb antenna mount.
VVV This is my front I built in 2009
Yeah, I could have bought one, but I have so much pride with the first one I built 2 years ago, I can't wait for this one to be done.