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Old February 16th, 2004, 02:27 PM
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so what did you do with the mantec? had you already received it, or did you just cancel the order? I've been eyeing a mantec myself...
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Old February 17th, 2004, 03:25 PM
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was going to get a RA# to return it to British Pacific....if u want it, id have to check but i believe it cost $379....
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Old February 18th, 2004, 12:50 PM
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Rob, send me your email: dave.souza@floridalandroverclub.com
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Old May 21st, 2004, 09:30 AM
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Jerry can storage

Guys, I have a ST with a nice swing arm spare tire carrier on the rear. I do not know who the manufacturer of this is but it is a nice one i do not wish to part with. This plays into the fact that I am trying to figure out a good way to attach a couple of Jerry cans to the vehicle. I have one i carry in the interior(Dumb....Dumb!) for now and wish to mount it and another to the vehicle in a safer manner. I can see possibly getting a roof rack and mounting them there but it seems that would be extremely high and would raise the center of gravity noticably. Not wishing to change the location of my spare I am at a loss to determine the best way to accomplish this. I am thinking I may have to change out my tire carrier to a type that will accomodate gas can mounts onto the rear but that seems costly.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

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Old May 21st, 2004, 09:33 AM
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If you dont know what kind of carrier it is, post a picture and not only can we tell you, but most likely be in a better position to make some ideas for you.

In the meantime, give me a minute and I will try to find the link to another post that covered a range of aftermarket carriers.
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Old May 21st, 2004, 09:46 AM
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Here we go, some of other aftermarket rear carriers

The BP/TReK Outfitter units (discontinued):
http://www.defendersource.com/trail/...s/Dsc00057.jpg

The Shrockworks ST carrier:
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/s...orks/rack.html

The Shrockworks SW carrier:
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/s...ks/racksw.html

The Safari Gard carrier (mounted on a SW):
http://www.defendersource.com/tech/carry6.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/tech/carry7.jpg

A Rockware model (SW):
http://www.expeditionexchange.com/ics2/DSC07729.jpg
http://www.expeditionexchange.com/ics2/DSC02611.jpg
More detailed pictures:
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/r...fm/rw_fm01.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/r...fm/rw_fm02.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/r...fm/rw_fm03.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/r...fm/rw_fm04.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/r...fm/rw_fm05.jpg
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/r...fm/rw_fm06.jpg
and another one on a ST:
http://www.defendersource.com/prod/rw_tire/index.html

More detailed pictures of the Rockware mounted on a SW:
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Old May 21st, 2004, 11:29 AM
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Do any of these attach to the factory tire carrier mounting points.
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Old May 21st, 2004, 11:34 AM
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Hey Larry,

You can go to any welding shop and have a carrier plate welded in to where you want it. I would be surprised if it was more than $15. Thats a little better than $850
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Old May 24th, 2004, 05:52 PM
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Jerry Can Storage Thoughts?

Feel free to merge this to something else, as I know it's been covered before...but I have an idea, and I'd like some feedback.

I know I need to use jerry cans for longer trips...(1) I don't really like the idea of having to hoist them on top of the rack I have...(2) I don't want them inside...and (3) I don't really want to attach them to the spare tire carrier.

So...what about this...get a trailer hitch mounted "basket" so that I can store a few cans, and maybe a cooler and some accessories, then get something like the hannibal holder to lock them down well?

I attached pics of both parts for you to consider...

And, of course, being so low(er) to the ground, I know it's not optimal for offroading...but more for longer camping trips and such...whereas the others are definitely better for offroading...

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Old May 25th, 2004, 09:50 AM
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Will the spare tire get in the way of ptting suff on the basket? I always thought one of those cool small trailers would be the best. When you set up camp you just unhook it and go out wheelin.
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Old May 25th, 2004, 12:00 PM
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Yeah, I'd considered spare tire space in that...I guess I could go to one of the accessory stores and measure it out. I like the trailer idea...it's just the "getting there" thing with those small tires and all the twisting over slightly uneven road...
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Old May 25th, 2004, 01:01 PM
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I wouldn't buy a Home Depot trailer (kind with small wheels), I would either try and make or buy a trailer made out of the back of a pickup or better yet the Tub of a Defender. Anyway just an idea. The way that hitch looks if it was stuck in the back of my 90 the spare would take up allot of the room and mostly be in the way. Did you think about how it will be in the way when you try to open the rear gate? Not trying to shut the idea down, I just don't want to see you with something that doesn't work.
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I have looked at the idea of jerry cans and the spare tire holder on a ST. Each can filled weighs between 35 and 40 LBS. My concern is the total weight of the spare and a can or two will rip the carrier off the body or realy bend the carrier. I think that the best solution is to throw the spare in the back and weld up a bracker that fits the swing away tire holder. That is my next project to tackle. I will post pictures when I am done.
I welded up a basket that slides into the receiver hitch last fall. It is great for carrying oversized or dirty things around. I have not tried off-roading with it but I am sure it would get bent or torn up at some point by the trail. Also, if you have a bunch of stuff on it you can't open up the tailgate.
I would not recommend carrying gas cans on your roof rack or in the cab. I know it has been done for years but it sure does not sound that safe to me.
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Old May 31st, 2004, 02:12 PM
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Question Tire Carrier Options

Hello all, I am in the market for a new tire carrier as mine has succomb to rust. I am now loking at the different options. I would prefer to have it mount in the same holes as the original, so that takes Mantec out of the picture and I don't need one which carries jerry cans. So I was wondering if anyone has any suggestions as to where I could find them, and which different models I should look at. Thanks - Nobrega

ps. does anyone know if the carrier DAP enterprises carries is the same as the stock model?
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Question...

Do you want it stronger than the original ?

Or does the weak design of the original and the fact that it will ruin your rear door after some time mean nothing to you ?

Any after-market unit that mounts in the same holes as the original will be just as degrading to your rear door.

Also, what kind of 'spare' are you putting on it ?

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Cool, didn't see that before, thanks Chris
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Here we go, some of other aftermarket rear carriers

The BP/TReK Outfitter units (discontinued):
http://www.defendersource.com/trail/...s/Dsc00057.jpg
CVC...is that your AA D90 in the picture?

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For anyone considering the WVA carrier or bumpers make sure you request they galvanise them. I'm off to the shotblaster this morning to get my piles of junk blasted, then galvanised. The fabrication quality of WVA's kit is excellent but badly let down by the coatings in my experience. I have already had the carrier re-done once. This time I'm going for galvanised & leaving it silver. More of a retro look like the early 90/110's.

p.s. the sliders I built so no-one else to blame
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Old June 2nd, 2004, 01:29 AM
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Thanks guys for all the ideas and links to pix. I believe based on the descriptions of the original tire carrier causing issues with the tailgate that I do have an original carrrier. I am finding that though most of the weight of the spare is carried to the frame that it is still applying some pressure to it and causing the top of the tailgate to flex outwards.

Looking at some of these other options I could use them but I have the taillight guards and Safari Guard bumperettes and it appears that these would need to be removed to mount one of thes other types.

Are there any options to reinforce or mod the original carrier? I could probably mount my Jerrys on the outside of the 33" spare but this would only exacerbate the issues with the tailgate.

Anyone have any options??

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