Spare wheel carrier for Cruiser

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 09:31
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Finally pulled my finger out and made myself a spare wheel carrier.Wanted one for years but couldnt justify the price to buy new so came up with this.Cost about $500 in materials and done it in my spare time over a month.


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Reply By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra - - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 09:54

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 09:54
Looks good Nick....I see the micro adjuster in the background....some things need a little encouragement did they!

I replied to your mm, hopi it came through, it seemed to be playing silly buggers....

cheers Andrew
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Follow Up By: Member - Matt M (ACT) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:51

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:51
Thanks Andrew, you just wasted five minutes of my day trying to pick out the 'micro adjuster'. Finally got it, the FBH technique. I must be slow today.

Matt
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Follow Up By: Member - andrew B (Kununurra - - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 23:41

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 23:41
No worries Matt...LOL....reminds me of a farmer I used to work for in my teens...."there's nothing you can't fix with a shifter, a crowbar and an FBH, if you don't fix it, you'll stuf it and haf to go and buy a new one anyway". He was great to work for!

Cheers Andrew
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Follow Up By: Ray - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 08:44

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 08:44
Bigger the doubt, bigger the hammer
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Follow Up By: Member - Scott M (NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 00:51

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 00:51
FBH is just another version of the MPT isn't it?
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Reply By: Wizard1 - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 10:36

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 10:36
There seems to be more and more of the DYI accessories appearing. After watcing a story on the ARB factory the other day I can see why we pay so much.

Its all the computerised laser cutters and robot grinding and shaping machines. It must cost them millions to setup thier factory in Melbourne.

It also appears the mining industry is driving up the price of 4WD accessories just like China is doing with diesel. Seems there is more price gouging from manufacturers and retailers as they now have a captive market that has an open cheque book so the poor old joe on off the street pays through the nose.

A recent exercise to price a replacement long range fuel tank had them marked up of 65% above RRP! The manufacurer (no names) was happy to sell me one direct and cut out the middle men and thier obscene profit margins.
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Reply By: Hairs (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 14:24

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 14:24
Nice one Nick,
Looks a treat. Been thinking of doing the same, just didn't know where to start.
Couldn't email me some more pics, be much appreciated

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:52

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 16:52
Most of the build up is here, with lots of pictures.

http://www.lcool.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2138
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Follow Up By: Hairs (NSW) - Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 20:49

Tuesday, Jun 03, 2008 at 20:49
Cheers Nick,

I'll have a look, It will probably motivate me, :-)

Thanks.
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Follow Up By: Hairs (NSW) - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:36

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 16:36
Thanks Nick for the link.
Had a look and a very well done job.
It's given me some ideas for my 80 Series.
It's a credit to you.

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member -Toonfish - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:34

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:34
great job nick i havent commented over at lcool but it looks pretty professional compared to some i've seen b4.

good investment keen on making more??
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Reply By: Member -Toonfish - Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:34

Wednesday, Jun 04, 2008 at 21:34
great job nick i havent commented over at lcool but it looks pretty professional compared to some i've seen b4.

good investment keen on making more??
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:23

Thursday, Jun 05, 2008 at 19:23
The plan was to build one, make templates for all the pieces needed and then build some more.Trouble is, by the time its all cut, double welded, sanded, painted and all the little things done, there wouldnt be much to be made in it compared to what you can buy.Material wise no worries, time wise, not viable.
Think that one will do.
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Reply By: Richard W (NSW) - Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 07:44

Friday, Jun 13, 2008 at 07:44
Nick,

Well done and very nice.
Wish I had one after I recently sat the rear of the vehicle down on a sharp rock in the High Country.
2" slash in the side wall of an unused muddy. :(
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