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The Le'Carryo

Unread postby JBird » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:37 pm

Hey folks here are some photos of the carrier I fabbed up for our 88 LS

The tubular chassis was basically exposed below the plastic bumper, which I had originally planed on taking off and moving back behind the carrier. It measures something like 2x2.5 inches inside of the chassis. I had some 2 inch aluminum angle that I had picked up somewhere, and when you take two pieces of angle and form a box it's more of a rectangle....exactly what I needed! So I whipped up the two supports that go into the frame, not quite four feet long, and then a little piece to tie them together, added an old tool box I kept from a long gone pickup and voila - the le'carryo was born.
I was going to pay to have all this aluminum tig welded together, but then I thought hell why would I do that when the rest of the materials were free so I just bolted it together to add a little rigidity. the best part about using the aluminum, besides the weight, is that I feel like if someone hit me this whole thing would shear or crumple without major damage to the coach chassis. Enjoy!

I did add some reflectors and an old cb antenna I had (for backing up) as well as moving the license plate onto the box and wiring a light for that after these photos were taken.
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Re: The Le'Carryo

Unread postby JBird » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:39 pm

one more pic I didn't get up the first go-round
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Re: The Le'Carryo

Unread postby Rick H » Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:52 am

Nice work!
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Re: The Le'Carryo

Unread postby JBird » Sat May 16, 2015 8:23 pm

I'm proud of this rig.
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Re: The Le'Carryo

Unread postby Tonygood8700 » Fri May 22, 2015 6:03 pm

Nice addition. Was just under mine yesterday looking at those holes and figuring out how I was going to do exactly what you just did. Was going to weld on a tow hitch and hang a luggage tray, but who was I kidding !? My le sharo original renault 2.2 is not towing anything. The double support makes more sense. While I was down there realized plenty of space to mount my spare under the carriage and free up all that space in the spare stow. So that's what I did today instead . Will post some pics if anyone is interested.
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Re: The Le'Carryo

Unread postby Rick H » Fri May 22, 2015 7:00 pm

Tony,
Do you have the generator fuel tank on yours?
I've been thinking of doing something like that.
Post pics please.
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Re: The Le'Carryo

Unread postby Tonygood8700 » Fri May 22, 2015 7:26 pm

Nope , no generator or tank. I guess that's why I have the space? All gone when I got her. Cleared out old gen cover ,and hot water tank under bench seat and now I stow my portable Honda gen there now. Haven't used it yet gotta work on exhausting the gen outboard and insulating for fumes and noise carefully. For now I can just grab the honda by the handle and set it outside if needed. I'll get some pics up soon as I can.
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