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> What is this treaded hole, ...in the rear trunk floor
DickSteinkamp
post Jun 10 2019, 05:44 PM
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1976 914

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The carpet has a grommet that matches the hole

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post Jun 10 2019, 05:50 PM
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Spare tire hold down. You can put a spare tire there and secure it with the same threaded thing you use in the front trunk ...
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post Jun 10 2019, 06:01 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 10 2019, 04:50 PM) *

Spare tire hold down. You can put a spare tire there and secure it with the same threaded thing you use in the front trunk ...
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Thanks SirAndy!

Why? To carry 2 spares?

Will the roof panel fit over the rear spare?

Was this 75-76 only or all years?


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post Jun 10 2019, 06:06 PM
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QUOTE(DickSteinkamp @ Jun 10 2019, 05:01 PM) *
Why? To carry 2 spares?
Will the roof panel fit over the rear spare?
Was this 75-76 only or all years?

- To move the spare to the rear if you need more space in the front
- Yes, you could carry 2 spares that way too
- Yes, the roof still fits unless you have a very wide rim and tire. I have a full size 7" rim with a 225/50 tire and the roof still fits, albeit barely.
- All years

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post Jun 10 2019, 06:23 PM
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That is amazing info for this rookie!

I'm just finishing my SBC powered 76. I DRIVE my cars and since the radiator and hoses occupy much of the frunk eliminating the spot for a spare, I've been a little discouraged to take a road trip in this car.

This info solves that problem! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

When I finished my Rover aluminum V8/T5 MGB I did a 2400 mile road trip to California. Good times. I want to do the same with this 914. Having a spare along gives me more confidence to do it!

Thanks again.

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post Jun 10 2019, 06:28 PM
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QUOTE(DickSteinkamp @ Jun 10 2019, 06:01 PM) *

Why? To carry 2 spares?


To create space up front to turn it into a proper beer cooler! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif)
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post Jun 10 2019, 07:08 PM
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If you have a flared car, it’s a good place to fit the wide wheel that probably won’t fit the front. Especially if your spare is a space saver.
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post Jun 11 2019, 10:30 PM
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Thanks for that info.

Always wondered why it was there. Well done
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post Jun 12 2019, 08:42 AM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 10 2019, 03:50 PM) *

Spare tire hold down. You can put a spare tire there and secure it with the same threaded thing you use in the front trunk ...
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I've owned my car for 43 years and never knew that! Just goes to show you that you can learn something every day. Especially from the World forum.

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