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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:59 pm    Post subject: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

I've looked on line and in a shelf full of catalogs and I keep coming up with zip. Isn't there a cover available for that spare tire in the left rear location?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What color do you need?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know Octavio's in CA has made at least one for someone, although I don't know if he has a pattern.

I don't know if they are generally available from TMI, etc.

Unless you have bias ply tires or are running small-diameter radial tires, a stock tire cover most likely will not fit right.

Original snaps and wood mounting:
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2 more photos
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=325577
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=325576

Some covers from the Gallery:

Lotus White Standard
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=819109

Mango Bus cover
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=298240

'67 Deluxe
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=88020

My Como Green one from my '63 15-Window
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=313180
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=311389
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lenny and crew made a beautiful blue tire cover for me at WCCR.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just use a bay window plastic cover.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This subject came up recently in my email so I made a crude drawing of the spare tire cover dimensions from my 1963 15-Window, pictured above and in these links:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=313180
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=311389

Drawing:
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This is for 15" wheels, I don't know if 14" covers have the same dimensions.
Anyone have one they can check?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 06, 2016 10:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

I saw this 1966 Lotus White Deluxe in the gallery recently with a spare tire cover so here it is for reference
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1474584
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hitest wrote:
Lenny and crew made a beautiful blue tire cover for me at WCCR.


Me too. I just sent tires dimensions and done.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
I saw this 1966 Lotus White Deluxe in the gallery recently with a spare tire cover so here it is for reference
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=1474584
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More pics of the Bus here in this post:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=8002933#8002933



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

I bought a color matching one off Ebay for about $15 delivered. I think it was from a Jeep.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

AlicePack cover--$5-10 new at army surplus store. Fits perfect. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

Here is one I bought on ebay, years ago, from a jeep. My spare is mounted higher than normal due to a gas heater that is underneath it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

Seen in the Classifieds today.

Looks generally correct in the shape and has snaps but maybe a home-made re-make?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

looks like the 65-67 buses spare tire cover was a basket weave vinyl that is not used elsewhere in the bus, and no beading.
The one in the classifieds might be from a mesh grey interior bus?

UZI's pic: earlier, with beading
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craigy's pic, lotus white standard:
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Sergeant D's pic, nice focus:
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my pics:
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 7:42 am    Post subject: Re: Spare Tire Cover Reply with quote

Thank you Clara.

I forgot to say it looked Black to me and thus maybe a correct but older re-make but it very well could be the Dark Grey you show above.
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