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Old 07-07-2016, 03:17 PM   #11
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I'm building a small, fold out "back porch" onto my shorty specifically to carry my gennie & spare. Extra gas for the gennie will go under it.
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I'd love to see some pictures!
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Just a big ass pile of cut tubing at the moment but I'll try to find my working drawing.

Basically, it extends out 24" x the width of my bus. Then there is another hinged 24" section that folds up at 90 degrees. When dropped down it will provide a full width x 4' deep back porch/deck. My spare fits under it and the genny mounts on the drivers side of the rear door. I am shopping fuel tanks but may wind up making one to fit.

It is all square steel tube and will be floored with either light weight steel or aluminum diamond plate...or...expanded metal...or...composite, wood look decking (my favorite so far). Would love to do Teak but not with the maintenance it would require.

I have all the steel framing cut but still toying with the flooring and a few other options. Oh yeah...and there is a fixed custom made bumper that will fit just below the hinged portion.
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Old 07-07-2016, 04:11 PM   #14
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PS...found a copy of the basic frame plan. This has been modified a bit so I could install a drop down mount for my (big/heavy) spare tire.




And here is the spare carrier and chain hoist. It came off something like an older Toyota and cranks up or down using a wrench I modified to fit.


The gray primered tube is the front most element of the deck. The rear edge of the deck lines up with the back of the tire mount frame.
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