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    My Idea for a home made bike rack for a Jeep

    Looking to do something like this.

    Your rear tire would be near the back of the seats and the fork would hang out the back over the tail gate.

    I would either use two 1 inch square tubes(the black bar) with long bolts(blue dots) clamping it to the tire or I would use two huge U bolts and one square tube.

    I'd bolt the fork mounts they use in pick ups to the tube to hold the fork in place and have a strap in the back to keep the rear tire down.

    You should be able to do a bike on each side, front tires in the middle of the bike or next to the frame and plastic window. You would still have room for gear and beer.

    What do you think? Room for improvement? I am thinking total cost under 50.
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    sounds good to me. are you sure the bike isn't too long to fit in there like that? anyway, i like it.

    it would look cool (imo) to have the fork mounts up on the roll bar, and put the back tire down next to the tailgate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill in Houston View Post
    sounds good to me. are you sure the bike isn't too long to fit in there like that? anyway, i like it.

    it would look cool (imo) to have the fork mounts up on the roll bar, and put the back tire down next to the tailgate.
    I did a dry run to see if it would fit and it will.

    I thought about that but I think with the top up it would put some holes in the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000Z3M View Post
    I thought about that but I think with the top up it would put some holes in the top.
    yeah, that would be a drawback.

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    If you can find a suitable way to mount the cross bar, It will work. I made a rack for my camper using a very similar method. I mounted the rack to the trailer A-frame. It works very well.

    Grit, spit, and a w**** lot of duct tape!

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    It works. Pics in the AM.

    I will have all of 60 dollars in this. I will also post a DIY for everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2000Z3M View Post
    It works. Pics in the AM.

    I will have all of 60 dollars in this. I will also post a DIY for everyone.

    Ahem....

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    Being a Jeep owner I'm curious to see how this worked for you.

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