PDA

View Full Version : Made my own rear swingout!


grantwilson
09-13-2018, 01:10 PM
The series of pictures here are the building process of the main structure. It will mount via either welding, or drilling and tapping the hitch frame itself to mount it using the hitch as the mount, similar to aluminess, but without all the overhang and rock dragging.

I used the 4x innovations kit to put it together, and 2x2x1/4" rec tube.
We did a radius bend at around 56 to get close to matching the rear without sticking too far out.
Then welded it up. This is the main base structure. Saturday i should have enough time to make the mounts for the hitch, tire and when the generator box gets here thursday, add that too.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1873/43806445614_4c07f8b710_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/29K2u65') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1853/43806445224_44f369bc3b_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/29K2tYm') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/44524064151_cba70ec84f_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aQrt5t') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1890/30654338768_8dc754936d_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/NGPuWd') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1878/30654337948_a1b5de70d4_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/NGPuG5') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/30654337558_ff728707a4_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/NGPuzm') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1887/44524062201_c65075e75d_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aQrsuR') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/42715375710_6ef4649545_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/285Bt21') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1842/43614921045_e76315a9da_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/29s6Svk') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1850/43630956595_3bfe0d7ca3_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/29tw4jk') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1862/44540060171_382076f635_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aRRs8V') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1878/44540061121_0473b10d0e_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aRRsqi') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1875/29602441507_154c201f9e_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/M6Sfwx') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1880/29602441767_e052845030_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/M6SfB2') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr

SO here is the theory behind this
Aluminess makes basically what amounts to this exact situation, with a dual swingout. The mounting, forces, etc are all the same pretty much.
only difference is i did a single arm, with less weight planned to be used.

The swingarm is welded to the hitch both to the cross tube, and the actual thick side plates as well.
There is some rotational flex, with 200lbs on the end. So what i will do, so go from the mounts to the corners with 2x2x1/4 and should fix that.
Got the tire on. Not as much movement as i was expecting, but enough to put some diagonal supports out to the hinge in and triangulate the extra hinge above and below the 2x2. Its perfectly usable as is honestly, but i want to make it better, so gonna try.

Put just enough preload in the hinge so it doesn't sag and needs an ever so slight downward push to get it to latch.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1849/42749806620_35db067239_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/288DW8o') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1841/42749806430_8b6dd5c65d_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/288DW57') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1892/30688239768_1b8bede8e8_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/NKPfwd') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1862/43649140105_8f772bc1a5_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/29v8fD8') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1872/30688239898_d99968e3ba_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/NKPfys') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1891/43649142075_f0a5fd379f_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/29v8ge6') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1897/44558673261_218ee69d72_b.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aTuRag') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
110% happier with it now.
There is still a bit of movement, but when compared to a CBI rear bumper on a tacoma (friend has one), its right at the exact same amount of movement. So I can live with that
Added some gussets, and a diagonal support to help with the twisting, moved the whole arm over about 2.5 inches to clear the door correctly (yes we all **** up some times or the other), and added some welds to hidden spots on the hitch while it was all off.

The box arrived last night, so I will install the frame for that friday most likely, then drop it all off for powdercoat friday afternoon. It's nice to have a spare tire again.
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1900/29707265677_31c17616f7_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/Mg8v6P') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1845/44595678182_e332ceb5a0_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aWLvr9') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1892/44595678142_29674a75d3_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aWLvqs') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1894/29707265587_ae8fc842f4_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/Mg8v5g') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1844/44595677912_7383c25732_z.jpgUntitled ('https://flic.kr/p/2aWLvmu') by Grant Wilson ('https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/'), on Flickr

Lord i hope my cabinets get finished this weekend. its been going on far too long so i can take it all apart one last time, paint the ceiling and cabinet faces, then put it all back in. Ready to use it.
Just got a raise at work and 5 weeks vacation extra a year in leiu of the rest of the raise, so i have 7 weeks of vacation now a year.

Winning.

Onefin
09-13-2018, 01:20 PM
Congrats on the raise and extra time off!

Oh, nice bumper thing too.

grantwilson
09-19-2018, 12:13 PM
Oh

And finished
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1860/30811981458_f5b952d3bb_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NWKsBC)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/NWKsBC) by Grant Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1899/30811979788_ef252ba965_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/NWKs7Q)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/NWKs7Q) by Grant Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1886/44682070191_1844e6c917_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2b5phLx)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/2b5phLx) by Grant Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/), on Flickr
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1885/42872754590_928eae9d0d_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/28jw5gY)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/28jw5gY) by Grant Wilson (https://www.flickr.com/photos/yokotas13/), on Flickr

works like a dream.
Think im into it for like 400 bucks plus a bunch of time

RT.SS
09-19-2018, 04:01 PM
That is pretty long swing arm. With all those weight, does the arm sag when you swing it open?

grantwilson
09-19-2018, 10:10 PM
That is pretty long swing arm. With all those weight, does the arm sag when you swing it open?

its 4" longer than my tacoma swingarm....so not really that long.

and no, it sits perfect. I have it constructed so when you close it, you have to preload the arm downward and then latch in order to add some tension to keep rattling from happening

Steve_c
09-20-2018, 01:04 AM
Very nice setup. You and your team doing some art with aluminum. If I would have known about your rack system I would have talked to you. I also didn’t like the West coast rack option for a number of the same points as you. So I ended up finding some local talent who is building a rack and ladder for me. Lots of other things have to be designed and built. Will review all your posts. Definitely want to get your insight into my head for this build as I am a rookie in this space.

mbsprinter144
09-20-2018, 05:40 AM
Grant - are you planning to relocate your license plate? I am trying to find a good place for mine.

grantwilson
09-20-2018, 05:02 PM
Grant - are you planning to relocate your license plate? I am trying to find a good place for mine.

The box most likely