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where to put my spare

Post by robline on Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:23 pm

hello all been a while i have a new hijjet just couldnt stay away, ive been tinkering inside and want to have a lesuire battery but due to having a rock'n'roll bed ( que rocking van jokes :] ) i have to store wheel in a locker ontop of battery.
i cant have it under the van cause i have lpg and the tank is in the way. is it possible to get bull bars and fit it to front.
all suggestions welcome
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Re: where to put my spare

Post by robline on Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:21 am

looks like the spares staying in the van with me lol
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Post by Eightpot on Sun Jul 19, 2015 6:40 pm

I've got the same problem - I'm torn between making up a swing away wheel carrier or just reinforcing the tailgate, fabbing up a wheel carrier and bolting it direct. Meantime I'm just not carrying it and praying... What a Face

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Post by HighlyJetted on Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:24 pm

If you attached the spare wheel to the tail gate, it would be very heavy to lift up and hold up.

It really it a slight design oversight!
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Post by Eightpot on Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:37 pm

I was considering either acquiring a pair of extra struts and doubling them up or sourcing stronger struts from another vehicle, but decided that I don't often use the tailgate so a little extra weight wouldn't be much of an inconvenience.

Besides, I'm planning on mounting a flat screen telly on the inside of the tailgate anyway...

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Post by HighlyJetted on Mon Jul 20, 2015 7:40 am

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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:22 am

That's hideous !!!!

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Post by Scarface GTti on Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:17 pm

I would knock up a simple "A" bar for the front and mount the wheel to that or a roofrack at the back or front just for the wheel. "A" bar for me the most sensible

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Re: where to put my spare

Post by robline on Thu Jul 23, 2015 6:11 pm

Wouldn't that stop air flow to radiator? And aren't bull bars illegal now.? Highly jetted is rather have it in my lap than there haha
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Post by Eightpot on Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:59 am

Define "Bullbar". The EU has banned the sale of non-compliant metal bullbars. You could argue that it is a homemade metal frame to mount your spare, but you'd need to inform your insurance company of the modification - which you may well find out that the company won't cover you for when they turn round and say its "non-compliant".

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Post by HighlyJetted on Fri Jul 24, 2015 9:47 am

Bull bars are not "illegal"

The sale an supply of them has been controlled by EU Directive 2005/66/EC.

You can still fabricate and fit your own.

From 25th May 2007 for motor vehicles categorised as M1 (a passenger carrying vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes and not more than 8 passengers) or N1 (a goods vehicle not exceeding 3.5 tonnes) it will only be legal to manufacturer and sell bull bars that comply with EU Directive 2005/66/EC.

It will be illegal to manufacture and sell bull bars that do not conform to this legislation punishable by a maximum penalty, to be imposed within the UK, of 12 months imprisonment and/or a fine of £20,000.

Operators of vehicles already fitted with these devices will not be affected
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Re: where to put my spare

Post by robline on Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:14 am

Well someone has done there homework aye. Does anyone have plans for these bars and how much does getting it chromed cost Smile
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Re: where to put my spare

Post by HiJet660cc4WD on Sat Jul 25, 2015 10:59 pm

Bullbars?
Handy for Mongolia Very Happy
Anyone have them on their Jet?
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