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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)
    2004 V70R (six speed M66, Mobil 1 5W30)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, HPL Euro 0W30)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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

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    Brett - I love it! Not exactly my style for this car (belongs on a 4 Runner) but I appreciate both your craftsmanship and your vision for the XC. It's really a cool project and I thank you for sharing the details on what the car can become.

    I share your frustration with the forum platform. It's old, and I don't there's enough traffic (read: budget) for an update. This is a good group. Smaller than it once was, some have moved on, some have passed away (JRL just last year) but still a good group.

    Thanks for keeping it alive with interesting projects.

    I wish I had your skills with a welder and fabrication. As I approach 60, maybe it's time I learned...

    Cheers,
    Astro
    Current Fleet:
    2016 Tundra Crewmax 4WD 1794
    2005 MB S600 (114K, Michelin AS3+, LiquiMoly 0W40)
    2005 MB SL600 (50K, Michelin AS4, Mobil 1 0W40)
    2004 V70R (six speed M66, Mobil 1 5W30)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, HPL Euro 0W30)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro14 View Post
    Brett - I love it! Not exactly my style for this car (belongs on a 4 Runner) but I appreciate both your craftsmanship and your vision for the XC. It's really a cool project and I thank you for sharing the details on what the car can become.

    I share your frustration with the forum platform. It's old, and I don't there's enough traffic (read: budget) for an update. This is a good group. Smaller than it once was, some have moved on, some have passed away (JRL just last year) but still a good group.

    Thanks for keeping it alive with interesting projects.

    I wish I had your skills with a welder and fabrication. As I approach 60, maybe it's time I learned...

    Cheers,
    Astro
    I'll be drinking one in JRL's honour tonight. I really feel like I missed out by not being such an active member in the forums (btw, I highly recommend Matthew's, much warmer community than SwedeSpeed) and always got a real kick out of reading his posts. Especially his capitalization and how crass he came off. Rest in peace to a valued member of the community. Unfortunately I didn't really become too active in these forums until 2020 when I had enough time to actually start working on these cars myself.

    Yes this forum is running an outdated bulletin board software. I have sometimes found that adblockers and do not track plugins affect cookies' ability to operate (see: retaining login info). Matt is meticulous about his website and keeps it very maintained. He's always available by e-mail if you have an issue and really wants the best experience for his users. Not to mention his moderation team has a sense of humour and is very fair.

    Hope to see you around Brett. I enjoy your posts, even though I never respond I like your writing style and how you always have a positive attitude.
    Hers- 04 XC70 2.5T, 300KM
    His- 04 S60 2.4, 310KM

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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)
    2004 V70R (six speed M66, Mobil 1 5W30)
    2002 V70-XC (275K, HPL Euro 0W30)
    2002 V70-T5 (216K, IPD bars, Bilsteins)
    2001 V70-T5 (120K, IPD downpipe, cat back and other mods)
    1932 Packard Sedan (straight 8, dual sidemounts, original paint and interior, Shell Rotella 15W40)

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    Nice!!!

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