Flat tire - access to spare blocked by the cabin

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Flat tire - access to spare blocked by the cabin

Postby terakota » 07 Mar 2016 03:17

For this project you will need angular gear transmission of an old car jack. Something like this. Those carjacks belong to Fiat 750.

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This is how my friend sorted it out. His rig: Toyota Hilux + Artica. He is the author of this improvement.

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And this is how I sorted it out on my Nissan Navara.

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Re: Flat tire - access to spare blocked by the cabin

Postby zildjian » 07 Mar 2016 10:21

Another good idea, and something that gets asked here by newbies quite often actually
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Re: Flat tire - access to spare blocked by the cabin

Postby rubberrat » 07 Mar 2016 10:26

Engineering..the solution to everything.

Good article. I've checked mine and luckily the screwy 45` angle the crank goes in behind the number plate is accessible with the camper fitted. Just.
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Re: Flat tire - access to spare blocked by the cabin

Postby sabconsulting » 07 Mar 2016 11:46

Excellent modification. Thanks for the write-up and pictures.

On mine the access hole is not obscured by the camper, but the overhang of the camper means you cannot swing the crank handle. So luckily all I needed to do was create an extension. I think in the end I welded a couple of sockets together back to back and that allowed me to use my socket set on the end of the square drive crank shaft. I say "think" because in 6 years I've never had a puncture, so never had to remove the spare wheel while the camper is on. I might try taking the spare wheel off this afternoon to make sure it hasn't jammed up there, or cracked. In fact I have another spare wheel and tyre in better condition, so I might swap them over.

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Re: Flat tire - access to spare blocked by the cabin

Postby terakota » 07 Mar 2016 12:59

No new holes were drilled into the chassis. We used those which already existed there.
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