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  1. #1 Spare wheel cover... 
    club member Club Member David's Avatar
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    Does anyone have, or has anyone made a cover to go over the spare wheel on the rear tub?

    I'm thinking I may forgo a spare and use the space with a cover as 'boot space', has anyone done that on a Sportster, or Cabrio?

    Failing that, one of those nice Marlin embossed covers as on the diesel demonstrator. I have treat to contact Kevin at marlin, no luck. I suppose making a 'big disk' can't be that hard if I want to.

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    David.
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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    It a bit scruffy now as it is 11 years old, but scroll down a bit on this page https://www.marlinownersclub.com/for...el+brake+light and you can see a cover my wife made.
    I cut a disk of hardboard and Sandie cut an oversize disk of leather cloth and a long strip wider than the width of the tyre and sowed the strip around the edge of the disk. The bottom edge of the strip was folded over so a length of cord could be passed all the way around. The two ends of the cord go through a lace lock, so when in place the cord can be tightened and hold it all in place.
    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 170bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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    There was a fibreglass spare wheel cover available for the Sportster - it wasn't the best of fits though and you could only get a space saver spare under it.
    There is a pale blue Sportster where the spare wheel cover was cleverly hinged to reveal access to the boot space.
    Cheers Robin
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    There are lots of spare wheel covers on the internet, also hardcovers for 4X4s.
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    I have the factory wheel cover on mine, the fit as mentioned is not the best but it's OK. I no longer keep the spare wheel under it though so it would be better as boot space. However that would need another trip to a paint shop. For a spare I used a space saver from a Golf - 4x100 and slim enough to fit under the cover. There is a threaded rod fibreglassed into the middle over the cover and bolt is used to hold it on inside the tub.







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    Thanks all.
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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