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Progress; made a base plate some time ago to have a couple of options for what I want to run in the back. I'm sticking to no swingout and I'm stubborn about it :peep:


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Compressor will go in a sound insulated metal case, possibly higher or in the opposite corner away from the panel. Need to keep the heat down and the noise to a minimum.

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Two levels of drawers on both sides below the centerline of the tire should be plenty of room.

Bottom drawers will be more narrow than the top
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A while back when working on the base plate I thought I might just leave it stained, but it will probably get some MLV and a bit of carpet to dampen noise.

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Each of the marked locations will have a .5250" Delrin spacer with a 10mm bolt run into a rivnut. Chucked up some scrap and voila....

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Starting to get a bit too lost in the details, but eager for the outcome.
 

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I'm excited to see this come to fruition. I've never seen anything like this so I am curious how it will turn out. I'm sure it'll be great with your attention to detail.
 
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@AssBurns Man, that's a huge compliment. In a way I look up to all of you 'more wise' adults and garner some inspiration from what I see out there. This is something I've had in my head for a while, but have yet to see an example of. Hopefully over the Christmas holiday I'll get further along into validating the concept. Definitely no shortage of recycled materials, so I am making use of it and trying to keep the cost at $ free.99
 
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Well, it works! Used the rear seat latch to tie into the frame and add a support brace. This is will function as the structure for the 12v "cubby" which will now be fully carpeted. Powder coated panel wasn't cutting it.

The back brace is also going to function as the main structure of the tire cradle and auxiliary battery box.

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Well.... I've been driving around for about a week to figure out if I was wasting my time on this concept. The tire is rock solid without any lateral support from the structure that will be there as the drawer sides. This tire H-bar strap is unnecessarily beefy and I love it. :banana:

I'm excited that this actually works, and I'm looking forward to not having a swing-out on 'keiths bumper.

More on that tomorrow
 

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Well.... I've been driving around for about a week to figure out if I was wasting my time on this concept. The tire is rock solid without any lateral support from the structure that will be there as the drawer sides. This tire H-bar strap is unnecessarily beefy and I love it. :banana:

I'm excited that this actually works, and I'm looking forward to not having a swing-out on 'keiths bumper.

More on that tomorrow

That's awesome. If I could give up the cargo area I'd do something similar and ditch the swing out. Unfortunately I still need it.
 
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That's awesome. If I could give up the cargo area I'd do something similar and ditch the swing out. Unfortunately I still need it.

While it would be nice to have that space, I can drive worry free that anything on a swing-out would fail due to that much weight constantly bouncing from the vibes. I prefer for the rear end to be a bit stiffer over small bumps, but plush on bigger hits and G outs, so its better that there is not anything with the potential to rattle apart or crack.

I sound like a paranoid schizophrenic when I talk about tire carriers.... :der:
 

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While it would be nice to have that space, I can drive worry free that anything on a swing-out would fail due to that much weight constantly bouncing from the vibes. I prefer for the rear end to be a bit stiffer over small bumps, but plush on bigger hits and G outs, so its better that there is not anything with the potential to rattle apart or crack.

I sound like a paranoid schizophrenic when I talk about tire carriers.... :der:

Yeah I get it. My swing out was a poor design but I got it cheap as fuck. It's wobbly and it's caused some body damage.
 
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