Swing Away Wheel Carrier

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:37
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Hi again
Does anyone know where I might find a latch to secure a swing away wheel carrier? I've made one & she's a beauty, but locking in place is challenging to say the least. Where would I get a latch if I had a commercial one & it broke?

Stef
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:45

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 19:45
Stef you tried a 4wd wreckers?
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Follow Up By: Stef & Sal - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:12

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:12
Yeah, tried a few, they all want to sell the whole carrier for a small fortune. I'll keep trying them though.
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Reply By: Andrew from Vivid Adventures - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:19

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:19
Kaymar are very good with spares.
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Reply By: Time - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:30

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:30
Perhaps what you need is an over centre latch such as found here
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Reply By: Wayne (NSW) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:41

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 20:41
Stef,

I had the same problem with obtaining a over centre latch. Kaymar will sell you a latch but when I tried to get two they wanted the old ones back.

I did get a commercial set but they didn't long. In the end a made my own and so far have not let me down.

Wayne
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Reply By: ian.m - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:18

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:18
i made one aswell and tried the regular manufactures they didnt like selling a componet. can understand why , so i used a bonnet lock mechanism and a cut down cable to the side as a release works for me..
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:36

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 21:36
Be carefull what you buy. A lot bof the home made carriers I have seen have nice looking overcentre catches but they are not strong enough for heavy corrogations and rough roads. I am in the process and have bought from this company the latch, hook and locating support rubber.

http://www.gypress.com.au/downloads/locking-devices.pdf


Looks very similar to the ones used by opposite lock on their carriers.


Good luck.

Maybe we could swap photo's when finished


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