Express/Savana Swing-out Tire Carrier DIY Starter

scottrinne

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This is my very first post on the Expedition Portal. I’ve been members of other great car forums, and this one looks to be same: a bunch of like-minded people helping others.

I’ll try to figure out how to post pictures and videos here showing how I built mine. 521722521723
 

Len.Barron

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initial fit up of my Buyers tool box, I wanted it as far to the right as possible without going outside of the hinges giving myself as much room in the center as possible, I also wanted it as close to the body as possible. First mock up with it showed that because I tucked it close and followed the angle of the doors/swing out that the the outer/rear most corner jutted out a good 2" past the hinges. My solution was to cut a 4" wedge out of the box. This keeps the outer edge flush with the hinge line and reduces the overall protrustion rearward.
The mechanical stops of the hinges keep it from contacting the body, I'm going to use a quick release wire rope lanyard to hold it at the 90dg position.
Generator mount will be added to this.
 

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Len.Barron

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spare tire carrier...I had to miter the mount plate attachment to get the tire to follow the shape of the carrier/body...I employed the same limits as the other side, I moved it as far to the left as I could. The total width from the outside of the tire to the outside of the box is 82" which is a 1/2" less than my buldge to buldge track width.
 

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