More parts fabbed
--- Howdy all. I now have a spare tire carrier put together. Given the weight of these critters, I used a fair amount of steel. It will be hung between the frame rails of my rear deck (more work to do on it).
1" x 2" rectangular tube makes up the carrier. The hinge, which is a section of 3/4" black pipe goes through the mounting tabs and attaches to the frame via a couple of large brackets.
Once the deck is in place, the carrier will use a winch to pull the tire up then a couple of chinks of all-thread will hold it snug. If needed, it can be swung down.
The deck is cut and ready to tack so it should be together before too long.