Re: That old chestnut, what to do with the spare wheel
On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 12:18:32 -0000, "Larry" <NDA@larry-arnold.cwm>
>I have just moved mine down from the roof, onto a bonnet with the
>depression, however I can already see the disadvantages, in that it does
>restrict forward vision a little (and these are not fat tires) and it does
>require you to be a weight lifter to open the bonnet.
I've driven Series with spares on the bonnets for years, I've never
had a problem telling where the front corners are, even with a chunky
mudtread 7.50x16 on it. As for weightlifting with the bonnet, give the
reliablity of early landrover bonnet catches, it's nice to know that
the tyre will keep it shut no matter what.
At least it doesn't cause the hinges to pull out of the bodywork like
hanging it on the rear door does.