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    Default Another brilliant DIY mod...

    Brilliance, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. One of my other "brilliant" ideas was a HOR (Hinged Overhead Rack), much like the Lobo rack; however, since I had no idea the Lobo rack existed at the time I built my HOR, I'm still quite proud of that build. Anyway, onto my new project. It will be a very long time (if ever) before I am going to talk the wife into a custom rear bumper for our "spare vehicle," I need an inexpensive alternative to accomplish much the same thing.

    I started thinking...



    This is my execution and what I have come up with. (The first frame is just a mock-up using tie straps. The last several frames are pictures of the finished product.)



    My departure angle is only compromised in that I am actually using my trailer hitch, and I plan to get a hitch doubler so I can still have a viable rear recovery point.
    Last edited by Rescue Ninja; 04-07-2014 at 21:54.
    DD/short tripper: 2002 Nissan Xterra
    Overlander (Project): 1999 Dodge Durango w/ 5.9L v8

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    All told, it cost $5 for the hardware I bought for mounting the spare. Everything else was already on hand: a 4 bike hitch mounted drop down rack, some scrap metal, and some misc hardware.
    DD/short tripper: 2002 Nissan Xterra
    Overlander (Project): 1999 Dodge Durango w/ 5.9L v8

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    Nice bud looks good. American ingenuity!!

    J
    www.OregonTrailOffRoad.com
    1993 Toyota Land Cruiser
    Arb Front Bumper
    12K Warn VR12000
    LED Aux lights front and rear
    Locked front and rear

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    That's pretty cool. You could probably throw a bike or two on there as well (backup for if you really get stuck...)

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