TOYOTA SEQUOIA SWING OUT TIRE CARRIER

TOYOTA SEQUOIA SWING OUT TIRE CARRIER

SWING OUT TIRE CARRIER TOYOTA SEQUOIA. I DECIDED TO BUILD A TIRE CARRIER THAT WOULD WORK WITH MY EXISTING FACTORY BUMPER. NOT A NORMAL EASY THING TO DO BECAUSE THERE IS NO FRAME THERE TO SUPPORT THE SPINDLE FOR THE HINDGE SO THE FABING BEGINS.

SPARE TIRE 

HINGE SUPPORT

DRILLED SOME ONE INCH PILOT HOLES THEN USED A HOLE SAW TO GET CLOSE TO THE SIZE IS NEEDED TO INSTALL SPINDLE PILOT HOLES FOR SPINDLE

STILL WOULDN’T FIT SO I USED THE DIE GRINDER TO FINISH OFF THE HOLE AND IT POPPED RIGHT IN.

 

 

SPINDLE HOLE CUT AND DIE GRIND

PURCHASED THE A-Z FABRICATION HEAVY DUTY SPINDLE FOR THIS APPLICATION   SPINDLE TRIAL FIT

I ENDED UP CUTTING SOME THE BOTTOM AWAY CAUSE IT WAS HITTING THE INSIDE OF THE BUMPER AND I FIGURED IT WOULD GIVE ME A LOWER SPOT TO WELD TOGETHER.

SPINDLE ASSEMBLE

 

CUT A PIECE FOR THE LOWER PART OF THE TIRE CARRIER AND I NOTCHED THE END SO IT WOULD FIT BETTER.

 

 

TIRE CARRIER SUPPORT BEAM

NOTCHED THE BUMPER AND INSTALLED IT TO SEE HOW IT WOULD LOOK TRIAL FIT.

CUT OUT BUMPER AND CHECKED FIT

 

CUT A SUPPORT BRACE FOR THE WHEEL AND TIRE.  I WASNT SURE HOW TALL TO MAKE IT SO I LEFT IT TO STICK OUT ON THE TOP TELL I DECIDE IF I WANT TO MOUNT ANYTHING ELSE ON TOP OF THE SWING OUT TIRE CARRIER.

 

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SO FAR I THINK ITS LOOKING GOOD AND ITS ALL MOCKED UP BUT I HAVE NOT FINISHED THE WELDING YET IN CASE I WANT TO MAKE A FEW CHANGES.  I ORDERD A SCEPTER FUEL AND WATER CAN BUT THEY HAVE NOT ARIVED YET.

 

 

 

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IM STILL WORKING ON THE LATCH AND CATCH .  BUT I DID GO AHEAD AND MAKE A LICENSE PLATE HOLDER.  I DROVE THE TRUCK AROUND FOR A FEW DAYS WHEN I NOTICED YOU COULDN’T SEE THE PLATE MOUNTED UNDER THE TIRE.

 

Toyota sequoia

Toyota sequoia

SCEPTER FUEL AND WATER CONTAINERS AND HI LIFT JACK.

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HERE ARE A FEW PICS MY WIFE TOOK WHEN WE WENT TO COW MOUNTAIN TO TRY THE SEQUOIA OUT.

 

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I WOULDNT HAVE THOUGHT THE SPARE TIRE AND CAN MOUNT COULD DRAG ON THE GROUND.  I GAVE IT LIKE 3 FT CLEARANCE.