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Old 11-08-2018, 09:35 PM
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1985 Base.....Should I be able to see it? For example: When pulling up to it from behind in another car? Can see mine and it looks like crap

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Old 11-08-2018, 10:31 PM
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Can you see the rear of the holder or the front? The rear is held up tight against the body by a 3/4" bolt. The front has a two position bracket. If you're seeing the front part, it may be in the lower position.
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Originally Posted by jv9999 View Post
Can you see the rear of the holder or the front? The rear is held up tight against the body by a 3/4" bolt. The front has a two position bracket. If you're seeing the front part, it may be in the lower position.
I see the rear, the bolt holding it all up.
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Old 11-09-2018, 12:40 AM
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Like jv9999 said, the spare tire holder has two positions. One for the space saver tire and a lower one for the larger tire off of the car to hold both types of tires.
There are two slots for the spare tire carrier to be in the two different positions.

Look in your owners manual if you have one and it will describe the two positions.

Hope this clarifies it for you and welcome to the forum.
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Old 11-09-2018, 04:09 AM
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Which brings up another question. My 90 has a hinged cover over the spare and has the small donut tire. Its nowhere near enough space for the large tire to fit. What the hell are you supposed to do with the flat if you're out on the road?
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by mfowler View Post
Which brings up another question. My 90 has a hinged cover over the spare and has the small donut tire. Its nowhere near enough space for the large tire to fit. What the hell are you supposed to do with the flat if you're out on the road?

Read my above post.
Read your owners manual and it will tell you that the spare cover has two positions, one for the donut tire and one for the regular tire. The cover drops down to allow the full size tire to fit. Hope this answers your question.
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:54 PM
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You definitely can't see mine from the back......................since the tire and cover have sitting been in my shed for 10+ years.
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I've decided to just remove the tire and cover. Looks better that way, that's what AAA is for........haha
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just a reminder....if you're rear-ended without that tire there, you may wind up with the gas tank in the cockpit......it was designed to be a safety feature....
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:13 PM
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If you see the spare tire then something is wrong.
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