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  1. #1
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    Default Finally finished the swing out tire carrier

    The hinge and latch are from the "DIY parts" section of 4xinnovations.com. The rest I fabricated.









    Brett

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    Link to imgur with all pics
    https://imgur.com/a/JskJhIh

    Brett

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    Love it! The shovel is a nice touch...
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (114K, Michelin AS3+, LiquiMoly 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (50K, Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, Castrol Edge 0W40)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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    Impressive. What size are those tires? Hopefully cops won't take issue that your plate isn't fully visible. I dunno if that's something that matters to them, probably not.
    2007 XC70, 206,000 miles
    2002 V70XC, 130,000 miles, parts car

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    Rear plate visibility will absolutely garner law enforcement attention. I assume you've got a plate mounting bracket to add on next?
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (114K, Michelin AS3+, LiquiMoly 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (50K, Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, Castrol Edge 0W40)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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    Nice!!!

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    Yeah, the license plate is my next project. I didn't have time to deal with it, so I just zip tied the plate to the spare. I was rushing to get it done for an off road excursion to Death Valley National Park, which we just returned from. About 570 miles on road and 100 miles off road, and it didn't fall off the car. So, I'm considering that a win

    My plan for the license plate is to fabricate a bracket that bolts to the current license plate studs and holds the plate straight to the left of the original location clear of the spare and then run wires from the original license plate light sockets over to some kind of lighting mounted on the bracket (probably a simple LED strip). I'm pretty sure lighting is a DMV requirement.

    Here's camp at Lower Warm Springs in Saline Valley. I should have taken more pics, but that's it of the Volvo.



    Brett
    Last edited by Brett San Diego; 11-28-2021 at 01:53 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xfingers View Post
    Impressive. What size are those tires?
    30x9.5x15

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    License plate lighting is a requirement in nearly every jurisdiction (or the factory wouldn’t include it). You can get a ticket for that in Florida. Ask me how I know…

    Love your work and how you use your Volvo. Any thought to higher rate springs in the rear?
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (114K, Michelin AS3+, LiquiMoly 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (50K, Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, Castrol Edge 0W40)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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