Drawing / Instructions to install Spare Wheel Bracket

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cassidm
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Hi,

I recently bought a 2000 (W Reg) G500 RHD G500 LWB. The Spare wheel and bracket was removed and separate from the vehicle.

I want to ensure I have all the correct parts to install the bracket and spare wheel back on to the car. Can anyone supply Drawing  / Instructions 

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Re: Drawing / Instructions to install Spare Wheel Bracket

See Page 242 in the attached, from the Members area.

 

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Re: Drawing / Instructions to install Spare Wheel Bracket

 

Thanks I appreciate the help. It looks as if I am most if not all of the parts to put it back on. 
 The chap I bought the car from said that in his opinion the car "handled" better without the wheel and bracket in place. Is there a consensus on whether or not that is the case?

 

 

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Re: Drawing / Instructions to install Spare Wheel Bracket
That seems an odd statement. The vehicle weighs something in the order of 2.4 tonnes so I can't see a spare wheel making much difference. Who wants to get stuck with a puncture in the middle of nowhere without a spare wheel? Perhaps the character never ventured far from suburbia but, even then, having no spare seems as if it might be a silly omission. Only my two penn'orth.
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Re: Drawing / Instructions to install Spare Wheel Bracket

 

Cheers, it did seem odd to me as well just thought I would ask, in case I was missing something

Brgds

 

 

 

 

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Re: Drawing / Instructions to install Spare Wheel Bracket

I really don't think removing the spare would make any difference to the handling but it does make it easier to open and shut the rear door without the extra weight. 

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Re: Drawing / Instructions to install Spare Wheel Bracket

The mounting bracket can be fitted in two positions of tyre height from the ground.

Keeping, I think the cut side of the triangle top side set the wheel to sit high but turning around the bracket either clockwise or anti-clockwise set the wheel mount to sit a touch lower, your preference and choice. Make sure you use thread lock to secure the bolts otherwse these do loosen over time.