A new tire carrier design being built for a local ’89 Toyota extended cab truck. This will replace the existing tailgate and will be adjustable from vertical and flat into the bed, as well as being able to slide along the angle adjustment.
the slide adjustment pins at 5 different positions along 8″
here’s the gate stop pin to keep the gate from damaging the bed
finished up and painted
Built a stand for my JD Squared Model 3 tubing bender and powered by an air over hydro ram.
After years of welding on the ground or whatever else I could find, I finally built a table just for welding and fabrication
welded up an axle truss jig for future projects, still needs the hardware, chains, and bottle jack
As for the truck, I found a Toyota 3.4L fuel injected V6 (5VZ-FE) motor to swap into my 84 pickup
Got the bed up on the truck
made a cardboard cut out to design the doors tubing and get an idea what different lines would look like
this is the lay out that I decided to go with
once that was decided it was just a matte of cutting and bending the tubes to match the template I had
final test fit
This is the point I started getting more into fabrication and tried my hand at a spare tire carrier that would replace the tailgate for my friends ’83 Toyota 4×4. This is the first real fabrication project I tried with the help of my friend.