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> securing the spare tire cover so it doesn't move, anyone done this?
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post Mar 14 2019, 11:42 AM
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I've decided I'd like to secure the spare tire cover in the front trunk so it doesn't move around. It seems a bit loose and I want to keep it from moving while driving into turns and over bumps, etc.

I am planning on bolting it to the spare tire with a long bolt going thru one of the wheel nut holes, thru a hole in the cover and a wing nut. But, before I do, I thought I'd see if there were others who had done it and see what they did.

I'd like the spare tire to be bolted separately; in other words, I want to be able to lift up the cover without undoing the bolt that holds the tire in place. I store stuff under it.

I'm making a new cover out of 5/8" plywood (it was free and I want something thicker than stock so it doesn't bend) and I'm not planning on adding any carpet. I'm just going to paint it black.
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post Mar 14 2019, 11:49 AM
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Have you considered using small patches of heavy duty velcro in the corners? It shouldn't take much to secure the cover and would still allow removal without unbolting anything. Just a thought...
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post Mar 14 2019, 12:46 PM
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I don't get it, it has worked for 50+ years and now you worry (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)



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post Mar 14 2019, 01:05 PM
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It's not going anywhere in a street car...unless you are upside down

If in a track car....it and the spare are weight....remove them

The carpet actually helps it stay in place and not shift around
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post Mar 14 2019, 01:16 PM
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How about a few rubber blocks fastened to the bottom that press into the rim.
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post Mar 14 2019, 01:27 PM
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Is this real? I've never heard of this problem. Just tank it or remove it. Racers obviously don't carry them. What is your issue??? And pooleeeezzzzzz stop with the random bolts.
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post Mar 14 2019, 01:27 PM
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