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DickSteinkamp
1976 914

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The carpet has a grommet that matches the hole

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Thanks!
SirAndy
Spare tire hold down. You can put a spare tire there and secure it with the same threaded thing you use in the front trunk ...
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DickSteinkamp
QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 10 2019, 04:50 PM) *

Spare tire hold down. You can put a spare tire there and secure it with the same threaded thing you use in the front trunk ...
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Thanks SirAndy!

Why? To carry 2 spares?

Will the roof panel fit over the rear spare?

Was this 75-76 only or all years?


SirAndy
QUOTE(DickSteinkamp @ Jun 10 2019, 05:01 PM) *
Why? To carry 2 spares?
Will the roof panel fit over the rear spare?
Was this 75-76 only or all years?

- To move the spare to the rear if you need more space in the front
- Yes, you could carry 2 spares that way too
- Yes, the roof still fits unless you have a very wide rim and tire. I have a full size 7" rim with a 225/50 tire and the roof still fits, albeit barely.
- All years

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DickSteinkamp
That is amazing info for this rookie!

I'm just finishing my SBC powered 76. I DRIVE my cars and since the radiator and hoses occupy much of the frunk eliminating the spot for a spare, I've been a little discouraged to take a road trip in this car.

This info solves that problem! beerchug.gif

When I finished my Rover aluminum V8/T5 MGB I did a 2400 mile road trip to California. Good times. I want to do the same with this 914. Having a spare along gives me more confidence to do it!

Thanks again.

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bbrock
QUOTE(DickSteinkamp @ Jun 10 2019, 06:01 PM) *

Why? To carry 2 spares?


To create space up front to turn it into a proper beer cooler! beerchug.gif beer3.gif
mepstein
If you have a flared car, it’s a good place to fit the wide wheel that probably won’t fit the front. Especially if your spare is a space saver.
nihil44
Thanks for that info.

Always wondered why it was there. Well done
dcheek
QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 10 2019, 03:50 PM) *

Spare tire hold down. You can put a spare tire there and secure it with the same threaded thing you use in the front trunk ...
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I've owned my car for 43 years and never knew that! Just goes to show you that you can learn something every day. Especially from the World forum.

Dave
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