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Unread 03-14-2013, 10:51 PM   #1
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Spare Tire Storage Door?! This is Freaking Awesome.

The Mercedes G-Wagen boys have the option to buy these from somewhere and it' a shame that no one makes them for universal use on wheels. Looks like the design is simple and I'd love to have one to shove in my YJ's spare wheel. Anywho here's the pictures, maybe someone on here has seen or built something similar.









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Unread 03-15-2013, 10:43 AM   #2
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But...how would it function as a proper spare if you needed it? There's no wheel.
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Unread 03-15-2013, 11:02 AM   #3
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I think Daystar has something like that.
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But...how would it function as a proper spare if you needed it? There's no wheel.
Do you think the kind of people that drive a G Wagon would change their own tire, if they even know how.

They get a tow to the nearest Benz dealer.
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But...how would it function as a proper spare if you needed it? There's no wheel.
Yeah there is, that back plate goes over the lug nuts on the center of the wheel, then the outer ring and door is pulled tight to the edge of the rim and tire by those little stainless hook you can see at the bottom. I'd imagine there are three of them around the inside of the wheel. to pull the swing door and outer door ring real tight to the tire rubber so it would be water proof. The sidewalls of the box if the actual wheel though. This only adds a back plate and door/ring with those hooks to keep it together. See what I'm talking about though?

And haha, those guys know a good bit I think if I ain't wrong. They use the old military G-Wagens as Expedition Vehicles, kinda like they do with Montero's and Toyota Land Cruisers in the African Bush. I'd love to have one of those older imported G-Wagens though, can be had for around 15k in good shape. That's almost as much as it cost to have one imported over here so I don't know why they are so cheap really.
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Ah, yeah, my brain just wasn't considering the possibility that the wheel is mounted facing the vehicle.
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