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Old 03-03-2019, 11:06 PM   #11
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Is there any reason you didn’t build the carrier with the wheel reversed and mounted flat against 80/20 (on a flat plate attached to 80/20) ?
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:38 AM   #12
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Purely cosmetic. I wanted the nice side of the wheel pointing outwards to look nice.
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:53 AM   #13
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That makes sense. I have two more questions.

What material did you use between the outside door and the small column 80/20 spacers you cut (looks like a circle of black plastic)?

How tall are your 2 80/20 vertical sections?
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Old 03-04-2019, 01:55 AM   #14
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They are large rubber washers
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Anyone think of a reason this wouldn't work on a 2006 Sprinter? N/M, ordered the Sureco.

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Old 03-15-2019, 04:49 PM   #16
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Default Re: diy rear door spare tire carrier

I have been using three types of 80/20
1515
1515 light
1515 ultra light

Do you know which one you used for the tire carrier
I included a pic of all three
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Old 03-15-2019, 05:35 PM   #17
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I use the 40 series. 40mm
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:00 PM   #18
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the 40 series also comes in the three weights. Are the triangular corners hollow or solid?
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Old 06-22-2019, 03:18 AM   #19
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I'm borrowing your idea to install my spare tire on my FORD E350

have you notice any deformation on the door shell, stress risers, etc...??

I plan to connect my 80-20 and create more of as "Square" So the 80-20 is "independently structural" (stable on a fix plane) to diminish the load transfer into the door..

Tip: In the old school Range Rover world is a guy, a really nice guy name John Gadd, that has millions of range/land rover parts (Usually the engine fail, but the rest of the parts are very good)

Roverdude" AT "sbcglobal" DOT "net

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