Straight from the "What in God's name do you call that?" shop, I offer the following. I wanted a spare tire carrier for my trailer. After looking around and seeing what's out there for the money I thought, I could build one worse, and here it is. I had some parts from a very old bottle jack (it was never complete), some plates that I had laying around and two muffler clamps that I bought and never used. Ahhhh, now I know why I bought them. Anyhoo, I put them together to make the masterpiece you see in the following pics. It ain't pretty but, as long as my welds hold, it will be fine. Now, I'm not a welder. I'm guy guy with a welder who tries to stick things together in permanent fashion, then I pray a lot. The water buggy I built has stood up to the first year with 55 gallons of water in it so I figure I'm ready for the road. We'll see.
The threaded stub bolted to the trailer. The other piece is shown behind on the trailer deck.
With female portion installed.
Spare installed. Hope it holds.
The only bad thing about this is there is nothing to hold the spare up while I loosen the nut. Maybe in the next 10 years I'll think about that.
Pay no attention to the date stamp. Whenever I take the battery out to charge it resets.
Edited by David Brown, May 23, 2014 - 05:37 PM.