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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:08 PM
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I am looking for the rear tire carrier that holds the jerry cans. I have seen it on Andrew Walcker's hardtop in the Overland Journal, but the SG website says it is only for the ST and not the SW (I want to put it onto a SW).
A) Will it work?
B) Does anyone have a used one?
C) Is this the kind of thing that SG would have in stock, or would I have to order it?
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Old February 29th, 2008, 08:40 PM
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A: Yes it will work on a SW. Minor mods needed
http://www.eastcoastrover.com/67.html

B: No used ones, sorry.

C: I though SG was out of business and no longer taking orders? They told us they were not taking any more orders.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 09:25 PM
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Shawn, there was a lot of fabrication that went with getting it to work with the SD ladder. In the end I couldn't be happier. PM me your e-mail address again and I'll shoot some pics to you. I'm having problems re-sizing them or I'd post them here.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 11:13 PM
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The impression that I got when I spoke to them a few months back, was that they were still making Defender products.

I would like one as well, just don't want to deal the with headaches!

Shawn, if you decide to go through with it, maybe we can get a better deal for two. Let me know...
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They may tell you that they are still making defender products... they may even take your money for it... now the issue is actually getting the defender product delivered to your house.
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I am looking for the rear tire carrier that holds the jerry cans. I have seen it on Andrew Walcker's hardtop in the Overland Journal, but the SG website says it is only for the ST and not the SW (I want to put it onto a SW).
A) Will it work?
B) Does anyone have a used one?
C) Is this the kind of thing that SG would have in stock, or would I have to order it?
Yes it will work. Ben Bibb installed one on his SW:

http://www.defendersource.com/tech/carry.html
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Old March 1st, 2008, 11:23 AM
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In my experience it's not the SW that's the problem, it's clearancing the SG rack for the SD ladder that is the trick.
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yeah, it looks like that mount would have to overlap the ladder mount somehow. Is there any other rear carrier that fits easier? I do like that carrier though. Andrew, I'll trade you a few patches for yours! Seriously though, who modified yours?
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I found this while looking around.
http://www.kaymar.net/landrover/land...ndproducts.htm

It might work, but has no jerry can mounts. Anyone have one of these?
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Old March 7th, 2008, 11:16 AM
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I have the Shrockworks carrier , it works with a ST or a SW and the gerry cans can be used as a flotation device. Not sure about a rear ladder.
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Do not order anything from Safari Gard! they still owe my $900 for a 3-link that I ordered last year. They never made the 3-link yet said they did, and shipped me random bits of it. They they said they would refund me the money and still no money refunded. enough of the safari bad talk though.

Look into a Rockware rear carrier. they are a bit expensive but the quality is great. they can hold 2 jerry cans, CB mount, Hi-lift too. They don't show them on their site, but if you search around on here people have posted up some shots of theirs. Even if Safari Gard was legit and still making and delivering Rover parts I would still go with the Rockware.
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I just got the best phone , call Rockware carrier enroute ! Randy sorry to be a copy Kat but it's the best .
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Lucky Dog! Let me see it when you are done installing it.
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So, I have emailed Matt at Rockware and he sent me some pics back. It looks like a nice product. Does anyone have any pics with the jerry cans added?
Did I hear him right when he said the price? $1800? Seriously?
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Post some pics of this $1800 tire carrier.
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So, I have emailed Matt at Rockware and he sent me some pics back. It looks like a nice product. Does anyone have any pics with the jerry cans added?
Did I hear him right when he said the price? $1800? Seriously?
There is an old thread about aftermarket carriers and I posted some pictures of one of the Rockware units with can holder.
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Old March 27th, 2008, 11:59 AM
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So, I have emailed Matt at Rockware and he sent me some pics back. It looks like a nice product. Does anyone have any pics with the jerry cans added?
Did I hear him right when he said the price? $1800? Seriously?
I do believe the $1800.

Anyone that has fabricated something in their garage before knows how much time it takes to actually build something. Never mind the one at a time type fabrication, not assembly line stuff. It all adds up. Tools, supplies, welding machines, welding consumables, paint, powder coat, shop heat and lights, the list goes on for the “indirect cost” of running a business. I would guess that there is about 20 to 30 man hours from start to finish on a tire carrier or bumper. If you are paying your employees in a market like Colorado Springs and providing Insurance, Social Security, Etc the actual cost per employee is more than likely $ 50 per hour.

If you really want it to be expensive build one yourself. I know I have fabricated stuff for my truck like trailing arms, dual battery tray, rear light mounts, etc. I’m sure that I could have bought this stuff cheaper, but in the end not as satisfying as doing yourself.

Companies like ARB can build less expensive because they do it in bulk. They buy truck loads of steel, stamp the parts and weld on an assembly line.

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