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finished my first fab project yesterday, built a spare tire carrier to get some room back in my bed.



heres what it looks like from the front, just need to move my plate now and make a mount for my gas cans.



from the side



pin comes out and folds out of the way.



and can still open the tail gate.




Here's some build pics getting better at welding.




mocking up everything



 
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cool concept and nice execution! i have been thinking of a similar setup with my truck. i cant decide if i want to do the same as you or a new tailgate carrier. looks great!
 
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Old 03-02-2013
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Originally Posted by ranger4.0 View Post
cool concept and nice execution! i have been thinking of a similar setup with my truck. i cant decide if i want to do the same as you or a new tailgate carrier. looks great!
Thanks, I thought about doing the swing out version but this gives me the option to drop the tire down and still drive with the tail gate down if I had too.

leaves the truck as a truck!

my plan is to build a rear bumper that will better utilize this fold down hitch.
 
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Very cool! I like the design a lot!
 
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That's a great idea. Looks good too!
 
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Old 03-07-2013
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got my gas cans mounted up tonight, wasn't planning to mount them to the tire carrier but they fit perfectly. takes up the gap nicely I think!



 
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Very cool gas cans. Where'd you get them?
 
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Originally Posted by seed60 View Post
Very cool gas cans. Where'd you get them?
They are rotopax they make All kinds of different sizes with different mounts.
 
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Hey, nice truck, I have been "stalking" your posts for a long time now. I have to say your vehicle is my favorite on this website. Good work man. Keep it up.
 
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Old 05-20-2013
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Got to do some wheeling for fun this weekend, it was a good day for sure. We had my ranger, an XJ, a defender and a JK. all friends form search and rescue.



































Video:

 
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What size rear shocks you go with?

My super lift shocks are shot..
 
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Originally Posted by joshyddog View Post
What size rear shocks you go with?

My super lift shocks are shot..
12in fox 2.0s with urethane bushings.
 
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Thanks, looks like you guys had a blast at Tahuya!
 
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Originally Posted by joshyddog View Post
Thanks, looks like you guys had a blast at Tahuya!
Ya it was fun to run the full south loop and all the switchbacks.
 
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yeah looks like a blast, nice pics!
 
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Must get west! Looking good.
 
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Old 05-21-2013
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For the urethane bushings did you go with the 3/4 or 5/8? I'm guessing for the install I need them?
 
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The new RF picture viewer no longer allows you to click on photobucket video links when posted like that. Only thing I would change on the truck would be a wider stance, it looks goofy being so narrow.
 
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Originally Posted by yeatzee View Post
The new RF picture viewer no longer allows you to click on photobucket video links when posted like that. Only thing I would change on the truck would be a wider stance, it looks goofy being so narrow.
Ya I'd like to go wider but it would limit the truck and tear up my fenders. I get another 2in of tire stuffed into the wheel wells with the stock offset wheels. Function before form.
 
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can't argue with that.
 
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Hey Mike, been away from the forums for a long time, but your truck is looking great!
Come along way since I saw it last (sold you the gibson exhaust)

great work!
 
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Originally Posted by Oh2Ranger View Post
Hey Mike, been away from the forums for a long time, but your truck is looking great!
Come along way since I saw it last (sold you the gibson exhaust)

great work!

Hey Curtis good to hear from ya! The gibson on is still under the truck just cut down I front of the axle with a turn down. That gibson was actually one of my first mods to this truck.


Josh, the bushing size just has to match the eyelet size of the shock.
 
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Yeah, looks great. I haven't been on in a long time, but I kinda made a half-*** thread on my 02 Ranger here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/vehicl...3/#post2041999

Looks a little different since you last saw it. I don't think I had many mods going on yet. I'm coming back to the Forum world because I'm going to start a diesel ranger thread soon. 1994 XLT 4x4.

Where were you guys wheelin` in post #110?
 
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Originally Posted by Oh2Ranger View Post
Yeah, looks great. I haven't been on in a long time, but I kinda made a half-*** thread on my 02 Ranger here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/vehicl...3/#post2041999

Looks a little different since you last saw it. I don't think I had many mods going on yet. I'm coming back to the Forum world because I'm going to start a diesel ranger thread soon. 1994 XLT 4x4.

Where were you guys wheelin` in post #110?
thanks! its defiantly been a while, your truck looking good to, sounds like the 4x4 will be a fun build.

We were out a Tahuya in those pictures
 
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nice stache! lol the truck looks good man
 

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