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Date Registered: 07-2005
Location: central coast nsw
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I wonder if it'll be legal to use the bike rack plates with this wheel carrier, rather than having to relocate the number plates.



good point!

Cant see why not.



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Date Registered: 02-2007
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And I guess there would be a negative impact on the max tow ball weight as well, with the spare hanging so much further out.

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Date Registered: 09-2007
Location: North West Tassie
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Hi BillyWally

I have mentally worked how to make one for a proposed trip to the big island next year.
Simple enough to make mounted in the tow bar bracket with a bolted support each end. Intend having the spare on one side and a jerry can on the other. They will swing aside to open the back up similar to ones made by ARB.
Will be making it early next year and will keep you posted on the progress.
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Date Registered: 12-2007
Location: Trafalgar, Vic
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Hi All,
Attached are pics of wheel carrier constructed from 20mm square tubing and some flat plate. Mounted at the RHS cargo fittings. Took some time shaping to the rear mount/column but worked out OK. Started construction with a piece if 10mm x 2mm length of flat steel and shaped to form a template for the real thing. Finished off by powder coating.
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VERY nice and creative John. Well done mate! emoticon

The only improvement I would have made is have the front mounting point sitting on a hinge type of attachment giving you the ability to swing the tyre with the mounting base outside the car so you can have access to the boot storage space if you want to lift the floor or access to the small storage compartment on the right (and the lighter)

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Date Registered: 12-2007
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Thanks Jalal
Would be great to swing out the wheel but I reckon these mounts/fittings are not heavy enough to take it's weight.
I had to adjust the final location of the wheel to allow easy access to the jack hatch and the lighter outlet. When vanning I will probably carry the wheel in the van, making more room for the engel, deck chairs, grog etc.
This retirement is the best job I've ever had!!
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This retirement is the best job I've ever had!!



I can't wait to get the same job LOL emoticon

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Date Registered: 10-2006
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Nice mod to match the LPG conversion John.

If the power outlet is a bit tight to get to, just go to your local carshop or electronics store and get a cig-lighter extension plug&socket lead. emoticon

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Date Registered: 12-2007
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Thanks Kev - would have been easier if Nissan had a bracket, but then you don't get the same satisfaction do you. Real happy with the LPG too.
Cheers/John (X-722)
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Date Registered: 08-2008
Location: Adelaide
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I had some free time so I thought I'd fire up the CAD machine and design some tyre carriers for the Exy. I don't have a lot of information interms of sizes and weights but I have given it my best guess.

Single tyre carrier in the up position
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Then swung down for access to the boot
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Double tyre carrier in the up position
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and then swung down
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This design is not as practical as the swing out tyre carriers I see on Landcruisers but it has the advantage of mounting it straight to the hitch receiver of your towbar quite easily. I have made the single carrier as low as practical. The double carrier is lower than the single because when the wheels are on either side of the hitch recaiver, there is a gap for access to the hitch pins.

I still haven't got my Exy yet but the mark 2 version of this tyre carrier would be designed so that you tilt the carrier down and rest the wheel on the ground before dismounting it from the frame. This should save a few backaches from lifting the wheel up to the frame when it is in the upright position. It will also require a number plate holder.

One thing I can see that can be an issue is that the square tube, when inserted into the hitch receiver can wobble and make some noise. This is because there is a gap between the tube and the hitch receiver. Can those with an Exy and have a towbar tell me if there is a tapped hole on the corner of your hitch receiver which you can screw in a hex head screw so that it bears against the square tube, and therefore stops the wobble? I have seen this tapped hole on other hitch receivers, just haven't noticed it on the Exy's that I have inspected to buy.

Anyway, just putting my ideas out to share with others. It might trigger a better design from it.

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