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Spare wheel mystery

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Years ago most early campers and vans had a spare wheel mounted on the front.
These days they are rarely seen,
Where are they hiding them?

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The Bay has a cut out in the back over the engine bay and the T25 has a wheel carrier under the front of the van.
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The T4 has a wheel carrier under the rear of the van.
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foxley wrote:Years ago most early campers and vans had a spare wheel mounted on the front.
These days they are rarely seen,
Where are they hiding them?

Frank

my syncro has one on the front...
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Mines on the back
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On my '81 Westy Joker it's under-slung at the front, behind the front bumper.

I was told recently that it's a safety feature...in the event of a front-end dunk it operates in much the same way as an air-bag
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Yes, being saved by a half hundred lump of metel and rubber sounds like just the safety feature I need.
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don't think i'd be overly keen to see a spare wheel and tyre eject it's self from my steering wheel. However if this was standard isssue on all cars it may make people drive more sensibly.

My camper hasn't got a spare, just a can of foam and a compressor.

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DiscoDave wrote:don't think i'd be overly keen to see a spare wheel and tyre eject it's self from my steering wheel. However if this was standard isssue on all cars it may make people drive more sensibly.

My camper hasn't got a spare, just a can of foam and a compressor.

Our Foooord Galaxy at work has the said can and compressor. Be interesting to see what happens if a tyre bursts/splits!

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Mines on the front!
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Gunslinger wrote:Mines on the front!
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Grandson just saw the pic of your van Gunslinger. His reaction was "WOW!!!!

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Love those hooded headlights.
Where did they come from?
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foxley wrote:Love those hooded headlights.
Where did they come from?
Looks like standard headlights with painted headlight eyebrows - which are normally advertised as a Bay/Beetle product IIRC
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Gunslinger... WOW, yer van looks brill!!
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If you think that's cool ...
wait till you see the bit's you can't see!

show 'em the engine bay Stuart
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