View Full Version : Tube style FJ40 tire carrier modified...

06-26-2013, 07:07 PM
I jumped on the free carrier that davework was offering a bit ago to construct a jerry can rack for my FJ40.

A little cutting, some cold bending of the tweaked frame, some welding...

Went from this....

06-26-2013, 07:12 PM
To this...

Modified the hinges to be removable, so the brackets on the tub are all remaining when I decide to remove it.

Wired the framework so the license plate carrier can be lighted when on the rack, and also when mounted on the tailgate. I welded some bolts as studs on both the rack, and the tailgate to accommodate the license plate holder...:blah::blah::blah:

06-26-2013, 07:15 PM
I have steel diamond plate corners on the tub, so didn't have to fortify the corners to hold the weight.

06-26-2013, 07:38 PM
Nicely done and great idea!

06-26-2013, 08:31 PM

06-27-2013, 08:06 AM
Very Nice!

06-27-2013, 02:06 PM
Well done. Do you have a spout for that style jerry can? If so, where'd you get it. I picked up one of those at an estate sale for $10.

06-27-2013, 05:15 PM
The cans came with a spout too...Craigs list....$25 for the three cans, and spout...Heck-of-a-deal!!!

06-27-2013, 05:53 PM
I love it!!!!

06-29-2013, 02:02 PM
You can nab a spout at McGukins in Boulder that screws onto the gas can. They are WAY better than the old metal ones that leaked and broke after a few uses.

06-29-2013, 02:02 PM
Hows the carrier hold up when those cans are full? I'd bet there'd be a bit of flexing and bouncing?

06-29-2013, 04:14 PM
Supports from the bottom fortify the tray quite well. I can put my weight oh the tray part of the rack, and bounce the 40 with no flex on the rack...

06-29-2013, 11:27 PM
That's a great design man, great job.