I’m getting old

It’s funny how I used to travel around and do cool things. Take pictures and soak up the world like a sponge. Now I don’t do so much. I must be getting old, because all I really do is work around the house, talk on ham radios and fix old cars. Nothing exciting about that, right?

I guess this blog has been transforming just like me, so I might as well keep on going. Hopefully I don’t fall asleep before I finish this post, because that’s what old guys do apparently. I asked my kids what they thought I did all day while they were at school, you know what they said? “You take naps!” “Like 10 naps!”

Boy, I guess I better figure out how to liven my life up a bit.

Anyways, I think I hear some other old dude calling CQ on the radio, so I better go before I get my nap in.

Trail Gear rear bumper tire carrier part 2

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In an effort to keep this fairly light weight I decided to go the minimal steel route. I added gussets where I thought I needed them and it turned out very strong. I’ll pick up some studs and lug nuts tomorrow and take some pictures after I have the wheel mounted.

Next up is a mount for the Hi lift jack, a back up light, the license plate, and a couple gas cans. Stay tuned.

Trail Gear rear bumper tire carrier

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I started the project of making a spare tire carrier for the 4runner and was only able to get half way through before getting called back to work early. I did manage to get the 4x Innovations hinge welded up to the bumper and the main cross brace finished up with the destaco latch in place. I still need to make the actual tire carrier piece as well as the mounts for the Hi lift jack, fuel cans and license plate holder. I guess that’ll be in part two.

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Travel by any means