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Need advice on fixings for bonnet-mounted spare wheel


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Hi,

I hope someone on here can give advice on the proper fixings to be used for a bonnet mounted spare... as in fixing the dished plate itself to the bonnet.

Most of the ones I see are pop-rivetted. Is this really strong enough?? My heap is a Series II SWB with a razor edge bonnet, and I was hoping to mount my spare on the bonnet to free up some space. However, I am running Wolf rims with General SAG crossplies, and it's a very heavy combination.

Any ideas what might be strong enough and safe enough?

Thanks,

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The series bonnet mounts have been riveted on since dinosours were in nappies, so i suppose it must be strong enough.

if you were really concerned you could substitute a few of the rivets for bolts, and either use repair washers or get a piece of plate the same size as the mount and bolt it underneath.

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Before you butcher your bonnet, have you tried the spare on the bonnet to check you can see over it ok?

5.5" rims are ok with 7.50's on but I found a wider rim with a 235 really obscured forward vision and I went for a swingaway on the back in the end.

Might be different on a series with the dished bit, and on a 90 the rubber seating blocks stand an inch high, but worth bearing in mind.

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Before you butcher your bonnet, have you tried the spare on the bonnet to check you can see over it ok?

Cheers Eightpot,

yes, I have checked (only when stationary though, with the tyre just sat on the bonnet!!) I am 6'5" though, so visibility is not too bad for me.

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