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Old March 3rd 2013, 12:20
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What holds your spare wheel?

Hi,
What holds your spare wheel on place?
I have a porsche space saver and looking for ideas to hold it in place..
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Old March 4th 2013, 19:27
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I have mine on top of my fuel tank and its held in place by bracket on my strut brace.

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Old March 5th 2013, 08:09
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Mine is a combo. Spare hold down, battery hold down and jack mount. I deleted the back seat, moved the battery and added the jack. The weight removed from the back seat area and added to the spare tire area helped the car to bite into corners and the jack looks kind-a cool. The plate is made from carbon fiber over honeycomb core board used for super light weight aircraft cabin flooring.
I install 4 10/32 rivnuts in the in the car and use triwing thumbscrews to hold the top cover down. The battery is mounted to another plate that locks into the spare wheel.

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Old March 5th 2013, 17:54
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I am interested in this subject too...

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Old March 6th 2013, 00:37
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Dave, your car is beautiful! How well does that single wingnut hold down the jack? Seem like you'd still get some fore/aft movement out of the heavy end where the jack handle goes.
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Old March 6th 2013, 08:02
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Thanks Humble.
The swivel wheels of that end sit in a notched aluminum cleat so they can not move. The roller wheel sits in a full length "V" notched aluminum block. The wingnut, lock washer and stud are 5/15 and with a wedge of aluminum to take up the angle and make a square surface for the nut to clamp down on. It has not moved yet. The 2 pc. handle is clamped in a block we bored and then split, it fits the handle very tight and is held down with a 1/4" stud/wingnut/lock washer. I don't think it is going to go anywhere.
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Old March 10th 2013, 23:44
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in my case , i don't need to hold it ,fits good in the stock place , however my car is not a racer ...

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Old March 11th 2013, 07:53
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Thanks for the input guys! I'm interested in supers and please post pictures if you have.

Dave, that looks cool and unique!!
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Old March 11th 2013, 14:26
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Because I've got a radiator up front, I've put my space saver spare tire upright. I tied it to the strut brace with a luggage strap:



I've tie-wrapped some rubber pieces to the strut brace where the wheel touches the brace. I can still move it a little bit if I apply some force. It's probably not tight enough for racing.
It's quite amazing how much space there is in the middle, I can put the wheel pretty much upright and the bonnet will still close without touching the wheel.
Here I've turned it around and put it even more upright to gain some more luggage space:

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Old March 11th 2013, 19:13
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Hi

These are some photos from my old 1302 and my new 1303.







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Old March 15th 2013, 05:38
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Hi
These are some photos from my old 1302 and my new 1303.
Steve
Thanks for the pictures Steve!
This method is similar to the ones I'm looking for!
For example:


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Dave, that looks cool and unique!!
Dave does great work. When he implements a unique idea -- his or someone else's -- it looks like it was always meant to be.
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Old March 20th 2013, 02:50
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For mine I trust the good old rubber occy strap

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I'm using my strut brace with the tire on an angle.



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Old April 10th 2013, 13:28
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I have a little nubbin welded onto my tank. The rest is from a 944.


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