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#113-12-2011 18:36:49

Rear wheel carrier

Offhand, does anyone know whether there are removable pins in the brackets which hold the rear arm, or are the pins welded in place? Just considering whether it's feasible to make the rear arm detachable incase I need to transport anything with the tailgate down, but not had chance to check the brackets/hinges yet.

#213-12-2011 19:16:41

Re: Rear wheel carrier

IIRC its studs not bolts on mine, why not just adapt yours???

#313-12-2011 20:09:54

Re: Rear wheel carrier

That's what I'm planning on doing. Just can't for the life of me remember what the brackets are like offhand though. big_smile Thinking of removing whatever type of pin/bolt/stud etc. which is used as the hinge pin, and then dropping bolts in there so that it can be removed if desired. I was just wondering, (I ain't battling the elements to go outside and look tonight big_smile), how much of a task it might be.

#416-12-2011 18:02:41

Re: Rear wheel carrier

cant you just keep the spare wheel carrier open with the locking pin?

#517-12-2011 20:47:42

Re: Rear wheel carrier

The stresses that would introduce on the brackets and pillar would be notable. The effect it would have on vehicle handling whilst moving would also be notable. It would be like having a counterweight at the rear. An accident waiting to happen, trying that.

#617-12-2011 21:29:37

Re: Rear wheel carrier

Done that in a Fronty lwb, the spare is mounted on a bumper swing bar, if its not properly secured it'll swing open as you drive. it makes for interesting cornering when it lets go  yikes

#717-12-2011 21:46:06

Re: Rear wheel carrier

lol I've never driven with a carrier open, but I can fair guess the type of effect it would have. big_smile

#817-12-2011 22:04:55

Re: Rear wheel carrier

It upsets cyclists and clears pavements  big_smile

#917-12-2011 22:18:37

Re: Rear wheel carrier

Icon - Post link Matt wrote:

lol I've never driven with a carrier open, but I can fair guess the type of effect it would have. big_smile
I have! big_smile  If theres that much stuff in there you cant shut the door, you aint going to notice a wheel on the back.. I have tied the carrier over, just to stop the pin rattling...
But then I've put a 10' by 6' shed on the roof rack too... devilish

#1017-12-2011 22:31:23

Re: Rear wheel carrier

That must've been an 'interesting' drive. big_smile big_smile

#1117-12-2011 22:33:48

Re: Rear wheel carrier

Sometimes you just have to make the best of things.. whistle

#1217-12-2011 22:36:31

Re: Rear wheel carrier

lol lol

#1318-12-2011 01:33:20

Re: Rear wheel carrier

Icon - Post link chillitt wrote:

But then I've put a 10' by 6' shed on the roof rack too... devilish
Flat packed or built up?

#1418-12-2011 11:07:27

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Icon - Post link Albannach wrote:

Icon - Post link chillitt wrote:

But then I've put a 10' by 6' shed on the roof rack too... devilish
Flat packed or built up?
Flat packed. we didn't have a ladder or enough people to lift it up there whole..

#1519-12-2011 00:53:23

Re: Rear wheel carrier

Icon - Post link chillitt wrote:

Icon - Post link Albannach wrote:

Icon - Post link chillitt wrote:

But then I've put a 10' by 6' shed on the roof rack too... devilish
Flat packed or built up?
Flat packed. we didn't have a ladder or enough people to lift it up there whole..
TFFT! big_smile
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