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Hi Everyone,

 

Can anyone recommend somebody who can make me the spare wheel support for back of the car which is just tubing bent at two corners.

I have the tubing, but not sure how to do?

Any help much appreciated.

 

Can't believe these aren't avail ready to go on the shelf various sizes etc. SOMEBODY should corner the market on this!!!

 

Dave. 8)

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Darn it I had one off the Exmo and I think I chucked it away after no interest on here :) I'll have a quick look later and see if I can find it. Otherwise you just need someone with a pipe bender really, should be pretty easy to do...

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Hi Dan,

Thanks for replying. I think the tubing I have is 1/2 inch with a hole of course, not solid tubing.

 

Dave 8)

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Yeah the stuff I had was maybe 3/4" hollow steel tubing, bent into a simple U shape, bolted up through the lower lip of the rear panel. By itself it wouldn't support a wheel as it would bend the lip under the weight, so you had a long length of threaded bar that went through the rear panel and lined up with a wheel nut hole on your spare wheel, and you clamped it up onto the back panel that way. The U support was arguably doing very little really, except supporting the number plate and light :)

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This is what I did to support the spare wheel as the tube is not strong enough. The bracket bolts through reinforcement put behind the rear panel. As per the above post, the tube just holds the number plate

 

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Thanks,

Everyone.

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I have access to a tube bender, If you let me have a drawing I will see if I can get it done.

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Blimey! The one on the 2b will take 18 stone stood on the end of it without flexing! My problem is the threaded rod that was put in to secure the wheel keeps coming out, lost the wheel once on a roundabout

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Thread lock and a nylock locking nut

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