Finally got around to installing my new tire carrier today. After changing my tailgate to fold down I needed a new tire carrier. Not wanting to waste room in the back and not having the budget for a new rear bumper I opted for modifying an old CJ7 tire carrier I picked up for $40. I had to extend the center "box" section out to accomadate the backspacing of my TJ wheel. I intend to order, or more likely fab, a set of steel corner guards to help carry the load on the mounts (and cover up the rust and other holes) in the coming weeks and put some rust converter on the surface rust. I also can now utilize the ability to open the top of my storage box (although I now have to relocate the hi-lift to the cowl). I swear one of these days I'll get around to making cables to hold the tailgate horizontal.