Extra spare tyre woes.....

Submitted: Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 11:15
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I mounted my extra spare....casing,tube and dust cover....on the bonnet of the G60. At the time I sourced some info from this forum and got all sorts of interesting replies.

But not all experiments work.

On the highway my line of sight over the wheel was good and legal but in the bush it was a nightmare. Recently some mates and I went camping. The bloke who was my passenger was a rather nervy type and was voicing his concerns loudly as we scrambled over some very rough country. The thing is that I could not see the washouts, drop offs and rocks on the left hand front side of the truck and had to endure my passengers' lament. Oh well...back to the drawing board. Think I will mount the spare on the trailer.

Now I have lots of drill holes to fill on the bonnet. A bit of fibreglass and paint should do the trick.

Cheers,

Willem

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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 11:26

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 11:26
what about modifying a swingaway on rear.
or lik you say on trailer?
still trekking?1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:47

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:47
I already have a swing-away spare wheel carrier and will not fit a second one although it is possible. My trailer wheels are the same as the 4by so I will mount an extra tyre and rim there for long trips. Don't really need an extra spare wheel for short trips. I carry a spare tube.
Cheers,

Willem

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Reply By: johnsy - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:04

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 12:04
Willem give it more time and you'll probably become accustomed to the lack of vision over the front.

The GU and F100 weren't that easy at first but a couple of trips and easy as.

I found when teaching people to drive in the bush on tracks and tight work a bit of electical tap lined up from the driving position to on the bonnet /bar/ or back of spotties mounted on the top of the bull bar or in your case the tyre to where they want the front left hand wheel helps.My kids learnt to count when the obstacal dissappeared from veiw under the bonnet to when the front axle came across the obstacal ei 1st low range was 5 2nd was 7 I think and they became little whizzers at it .
I know your been around a bit and dont mean to tell you how to suck eggs just maybe some thing that will help.
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Reply By: Michelle from ExplorOz - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:51

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 13:51
Will,
If its ok when not out bush, could you think about mouting it in front of the bull bar when offroad, but leave it on the bonnet around town - (since I would guess there might be a legality issue with the protruded bull bar length).ExplorOz
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:46

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 14:46
I've seen photos european G60's with it mounted on the side at the rear..
NFI how.

I would go the swingaway wheel carrier. on the trailer is good when you have the trailer... But tuesday on the way to the shops when you get that flat...

Bullbar will put too much weight forward.

Good luck...
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Reply By: Member - Eskimo - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 17:39

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 17:39
leave the holes there so you can wash your motor without having to lift the bonnetWow! am I cute
If yer ain't fishing, Yer ain't livin
Richard
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Follow Up By: Willem - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:49

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 21:49
Who washed 4bies? Got under the truck yeaterday and saw some October mud still sitting there. It will fall off some time :-)
Willem

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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 23:41

Thursday, Nov 20, 2003 at 23:41
You only wash 4X4's to see how good they look after a good weekend away...
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Reply By: Member - Toonfish - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 00:22

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 00:22
just another thought
weight and width allowing will the tyre and rim fit in behind the existing spare wheel holder if you used straps to hold it frim against the other.
but may rub on paintwork ( all 2cm prob on the g60 ) or other issues .
sounds like an engineering challenge.1999 NISSAN NAVARA DUALCAB
DIESEL 3.2 & SPRINGY CARLTON TOY
2 awestruck kids (dads driving!)
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 22:02

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 22:02
No...can't even fit ones hand in there.

I am not going to bother carrying the second spare except when going on extended trips and then I can take the trailer to carry the extra.

Cheers,
Willem

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Reply By: Martyn (WA) - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 13:22

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 13:22
Willem,
With the holes in the bonnet fit a GU scoop, that should do the trick, might even go faster you never know......... I'll take another tack,if you fit BFG all Terrains you won't have to carry the extra spare, that should start off a good thread..... lol Keep the shiny side up
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 21:45

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 21:45
Martyn,
The bonnet scoop migtht slow it down...:-))
I have been down the BFG All Terrain path and if I never see one again it will be too soon. I had an incredibly bad run with 825x16 BFG's and are sworn off thst make forever..
Cheers,Willem

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Reply By: Member - Des Lexik(SA) - Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 15:02

Friday, Nov 21, 2003 at 15:02
Willem, One of my travelling companions carries a spare casing fixed to the bull bar. He uses a sort of split rim gadget to hold it in place. We suggested he drill a hole in the bottom of the case to let the water drain out but he was reluctant to do that. LOLne cede malis
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