Spare Wheel Carrier

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Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by Six-cylinder » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:05 am

I have just bought my first XM and need a spare wheel carrier.

Can anybody sell me one please?

Just good enough to stop the wheel falling out is fine.
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by citroenxm » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:25 am

Ahhh it's you on fb Chris.. I have replied over on Facebook..
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by White Exec » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:15 pm

Have often wondered whether a section of cut-down oversize tyre might not make a good replacement for the tinplate - assuming a decent used one can't be found.
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by Assich » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:03 pm

Other carriers are just steel rod cage round half the tyre. Easy enough to weld after bending to suit. Stainless a good option perhaps. One thing to note is that the steel frame is welded as two separate parts onto the metal sheet.

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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by miq » Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:32 am

Just remove the rusty thin metal protector, sand down the steel structure and paint it with hammerite. If you want to replace the shrout just use the bottom of a plastic barrel, an oversized tyre or make your own (like I did) using the original one as a mould and copying it in fibreglass.

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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by Julianw » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 am

Or perhaps one of the hard spare wheel covers from a scrapped smaller 4x4 would be a good source of non rusting material in the correct shape.

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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by White Exec » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:19 am

Julianw wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:12 am
Or perhaps one of the hard spare wheel covers from a scrapped smaller 4x4 would be a good source of non rusting material in the correct shape.
That's a really good suggestion. :idea:
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Re: Spare Wheel Carrier

Post by Assich » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:55 pm

Plus you can fix two spare wheel carriers with one cover.

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