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.

 

 

Comments

  1. Adam says

    Awesome rig, i have a 2004 sequoia with a 3″ front and rear spacer kit. I saw somewhere that you made a 3″ body lift, do you sell this? 703 819 6066

  2. Mike says

    Great rig. Can you provide more specs on the rack? Sq tubing size, etc. And some pics with it unloaded? How did you finish the latch?
    Also some more info and pics on the body lift? What size tires are you running? Any rubbing? Any body issues with the body lift like the tcase shifter?
    Oh and how’d you mount the light bar in the grille?
    Thanks!

    • J. Ishihara says

      HEY THE RACK IS 1 AND 1/4 ROUND AND I EXTENDED THE SHIFTER LEVERS. AND THE LIGHT BAR IS MOUNTED TO THE WINCH MOUNT NO RUBBING AT ALL

  3. Robert lipiro says

    I’m working on a 03 Sequoia, have the 3 inch lift installed and 32s x 11.5s on the way, I want to build this rack for my spare and was wondering if You can send me the specs on material used. Thank you man, your rig looks awesome btw.
    Lipiro.robert@gmail.com

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