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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

indytriple wrote:
I put the following things in my 15" steel spare:

-1 Gallon Coolant
-1 Quart Engine Oil
-1 Quart ATF
-ATF Funnel
-12 Shop Rags

It doesn't show in this picture, but everything is placed within a heavy duty trash bag before being stowed away to keep everything clean, and to contain any potential leaks of fluids.

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how does this fit with the shifter box that seems to extend into the center space in the tire?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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indytriple wrote:
I put the following things in my 15" steel spare:

-1 Gallon Coolant
-1 Quart Engine Oil
-1 Quart ATF
-ATF Funnel
-12 Shop Rags

It doesn't show in this picture, but everything is placed within a heavy duty trash bag before being stowed away to keep everything clean, and to contain any potential leaks of fluids.

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.





how does this fit with the shifter box that seems to extend into the center space in the tire?


It doesn't interfere with anything. Keep in mind that I have an auto tranny. This may not work with a manual. To fit the 15" spare I also had to remove the steel, upper restraining rods and install bolts and nylock nuts to create hinges for the clamshell. I also added as many spacers as possible between the clamshell and body at the mounting bolt to gain a little more space.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For those that have had the clamshell vacant for a while, does anybody else have a terrible rattle coming from that area due to the clamshell being empty? I'm wondering if a rubber washer at the front bolt will do the trick.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boom. Turn it into LPG storage

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best simple solution I saw was someone used a spare tire (no wheel). They cut the top sidewall back so it was easy to access and stuffed odds and ends into the tire. Probbaly need to cut a few drain holes in the bottom sidewall too. I'm sure that would help with rattling too.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There was a topic awhile back, where someone built a water tank by plastic welding two jugs together and then mounted it inside the clam shell. Seems like a nice spot for an extra water tank if you need more water.

That LP tank looks pretty neat too, except the price tag and the fact that 11 gals is a lot of extra weight assuming you fill it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

porterbrown wrote:
For those that have had the clamshell vacant for a while, does anybody else have a terrible rattle coming from that area due to the clamshell being empty? I'm wondering if a rubber washer at the front bolt will do the trick.


Have you tightened the safety bolt down? I've been traveling with an empty clamshell for awhile now in my Syncro Westy with no rattles at all.

I put a regular sized spare in there for long off road trips, (have a decoupler) but leave it empty otherwise to save weight.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used a section of a fiberglass water tank and a big gray trash can lid with three lockable snaps. I carry most of my spares and recovery gear in it.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

porterbrown wrote:
For those that have had the clamshell vacant for a while, does anybody else have a terrible rattle coming from that area due to the clamshell being empty? I'm wondering if a rubber washer at the front bolt will do the trick.



For me that rattle was coming from the springs/rods that hold the clamshell on. I removed them and got some bolts to re-attach the clamshell to use for storage.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I used a section of a fiberglass water tank and a big gray trash can lid with three lockable snaps. I carry most of my spares and recovery gear in it.


Nice storage idea, (but how will you get access to the recovery gear when that clamshell is sitting on the ground/snow?) Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just some small parts, 2nd set belts,oil,etc in heavy water proof bag inside tire rim.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snow? Wazzat?
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My recovery gear amounts to : a tow strap Very Happy
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That's awesome! Very Happy
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