Spare wheel storage

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Rizmo
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Spare wheel storage

Post by Rizmo » Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:41 pm

I was reluctant to give up my space saver spare wheel so thought I would try this. My megabox is the triangular type so I bought a piece of ply board cut to size then covered with carpet material same as used to line cupboards in motor homes and the like. Spray glue was used for bonding. Covers the megabox perfectly. Spare wheel lives in its bag which has some gloves, cloths and other useful bits for changing a wheel. The boot floor is set to the higher level and the space is just about ok to store the wheel. The wheel could be strapped down which I haven't done yet. The carpet colour is almost perfect. See pics.

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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Iain C » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:09 pm

Rizmo wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:41 pm
I was reluctant to give up my space saver spare wheel so thought I would try this. My megabox is the triangular type so I bought a piece of ply board cut to size then covered with carpet material same as used to line cupboards in motor homes and the like. Spray glue was used for bonding. Covers the megabox perfectly. Spare wheel lives in its bag which has some gloves, cloths and other useful bits for changing a wheel. The boot floor is set to the higher level and the space is just about ok to store the wheel. The wheel could be strapped down which I haven't done yet. The carpet colour is almost perfect. See pics.IMG20201027091537.jpgIMG20201027091519.jpgIMG20201020153134.jpg
Good job that - I’m bothered about no spare wheel so may pick up a space saver up and try something similar. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Sparks » Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:21 pm

Nice neat job there....
I'm not that worried about having a spare wheel as long as I'm with Ford Assist (AA). I was in a mates car when we had a blow out (Tyre shred) on the motorway. It was far too dangerous to mess about trying to change it. We waited about 20 minutes for the AA and got sorted nice and safely.
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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Rizmo » Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:13 pm

Further to my original megabox cover I've now moved to plan B which is much better and being a snug fit allows for a flatter floor area. I came up with the idea but it was my son-in-law who fabbed it up. There is still easy access to the box for the jack etc and I've retained the compressor kit so now have choices.

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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Sparks » Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:12 pm

That's looking very nice.
Maybe start a production line... :D
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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Rizmo » Fri Mar 26, 2021 6:51 pm

Cost of the plywood, carpet and glue less than £20. Labour was free.
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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Johnballinger » Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:24 pm

Hi Rizmo,, Could you let me know that Spare Tyre size you've got in you photos,, and maybe where its Avaliable,, Have you trial fitted it yet on all wheels ( front & back ).. Personally I hate the fact that I have'nt got a Proper Spare.. Many thanks for you Infomation,, John... /size]

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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Rizmo » Sat Apr 03, 2021 5:51 pm

It's a 16" space saver which I bought for my previous car a Mokka X. I've tried it on the front of my Puma and it's fine. Purchased from The Wheel Shop, Manchester. Get the jack and wheel brace which are in a bag so all neat and tidy.
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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Mike » Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:26 pm

Johnballinger wrote:
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:24 pm
Hi Rizmo,, Could you let me know that Spare Tyre size you've got in you photos,, and maybe where its Avaliable,, Have you trial fitted it yet on all wheels ( front & back ).. Personally I hate the fact that I have'nt got a Proper Spare.. Many thanks for you Infomation,, John... /size]


You can also buy from your dealer, they are 130 + vat .
I am thinking of purchasing one

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Re: Spare wheel storage

Post by Rizmo » Sun Apr 04, 2021 7:05 pm

I'm sure the dealer wants more for the full kit.
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