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Thanks, it worked great! There are a few improvements I'd make to the "next one" though. First, it needs to swing/fold/something to make access to the rear door possible and second, it needs another anchor point, not to hold weight but to keep it from rocking. The rocking isn't bad at all until those smooth asphalt roads give way to rocky terrain.
Looks great!

Do you plan on doing a second one with the modifications you listed because I would be very interested in one?


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I had the same idea about wanting to carry an extra 10gal. of fuel but I also wanted some outside storage for dirty stuff. There's nothing decent on the market so I made my own.







That's pretty cool... Love to have that setup.
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Looks great!

Do you plan on doing a second one with the modifications you listed because I would be very interested in one?


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That was the plan. I just haven't gotten around to it yet. I recently installed 220v in my garage so that'll help the process. Participating in this thread definitely has be thinking again.
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Nicely done!

I would definitely opt for something like this over mounting to the stock tire carrier. I am far from an expert or an engineer, but I would not want to carry too much extra weight on the stock setup.
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Ohiobenz does your system stress the rear door hinges at all ? I was going to build something similar but am rather affraid of how the stress will affect the hinges. I think I am going to go with they set up UTEFJ built.

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I had the same idea about wanting to carry an extra 10gal. of fuel but I also wanted some outside storage for dirty stuff. There's nothing decent on the market so I made my own.







I love this design! Let me k ow if you're ever willing to release the dimensions and get the hardworking done for me then I'd just have to find the material and weld it.



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I'd be happy to. PM me and I'll gather whatever dimensions you're looking for.
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I had the same idea about wanting to carry an extra 10gal. of fuel but I also wanted some outside storage for dirty stuff. There's nothing decent on the market so I made my own.









That's a nice setup. I have one that a friend made for me several years ago that is similar. I had a '90 Toyota pickup and a Polaris ATV and when I'd go camping there was no place to put the cooler. I couldn't find anything that was ready made except for one basket that was over $700.

I drew out a rough outline of what I wanted and showed it to my friend and we figured out what we needed and built it. Mine comes out from the hitch and then has the angle and then the vertical. At the top it was left straight. The basket was approx 5'x2"x 1 1/2' tall and had a female receiver piece added on the back. It would sit on top of the "pole" from the truck hitch and hang towards the truck, opposite of yours, and that was it. No braces and just two tabs that extended out over the tailgate and were found to not be needed.

I carried a 40qrt cooler, Coleman camp stove, and depending on what I needed, water jugs/charcoal/Volcano stove/ or other stuff along side the cooler and stove. It worked great through many trips and it sits in my shed still today. I've thought about pulling it out and seeing what it would take to make it work with the FJ, but just haven't done it yet.

I lucked out when we made it as I could buy scrap metal from work. We got the main 2" steel for the receiver pieces and the expanded metal that way and only had to buy some sticks of 1"x1" steel. I think it cost around $35 to make.

Later on I bought a tilt bed snowmobile trailer to haul the ATV. We took a piece of metal to make a post on the front of the trailer and my basket could be slid over that post and would sit on the trailer to be used for fuel cans, tools, storage, etc.

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