Spare Wheel fixing issue

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feeb
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Post by feeb » Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:32 pm

I have bought a spare wheel kit from a XC40 owner via Ebay.
There is nothing on the boot floor to take the wheel retainng screw.
On the boot floor there is a slot but no nut within the slot.
Can anyone help?

Thanks
Ian

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jamie307
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Post by jamie307 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:14 am

See this thread: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=2515

As you can see there is more than one type of boot floor. Perhaps someone with your type that lacks the raised mounting point and who bought an aftermarket kit online can explain how they managed to fix it.

Are you sure you bought the right kit? I think the floor changed for MY21.
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mal1953
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Post by mal1953 » Sat Jan 15, 2022 10:41 am

Hello, I had exactly the same problem, see my original post on this. I complained to my dealer who gave me the supposed to be the correct fitting but this was no good. I eventually done a fix myself, I used an m12 bolt which should slide in to the slot you may have to grind a bit off the head thickness and then I locked the bolt in position with a 12mm nut and washer, I forget how long the bolt was but you have to drill and tap the threaded end to suit the locking ring I think it is m6, If I get time I will check the bolt I have made and take a photo, I was a machinist but have now retired otherwise I would have made one for you, Hope this helps.

feeb
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Post by feeb » Sun Jan 16, 2022 10:45 pm

Thanks mal1953.

mal1953
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Post by mal1953 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:40 pm

Hello feeb, just checked my fixing for the tempa spare. The length of the bolt is 30mm under the head but providing you have the correct locking ring you should be ok using 25mm under the head. Hope this helps.

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Mikeg1
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Post by Mikeg1 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:49 pm

I only have the gunge, but the pics are brilliant 👍🏻

Reminds me of the "cropped head" greenhouse bolts you have to use, if you're fitting stuff *after* it's been built, so can't access the strut slots from the ends.

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JFDIT
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Post by JFDIT » Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:59 pm

Blu tack around the tyre would probably stick it sufficiently well. Not like it's going to be flying about.
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Sherwood
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Post by Sherwood » Thu Jan 20, 2022 5:43 pm

...I think I'd try to find an appropriate size "Sliding Tee Nut" (Designed to fit into mounting rails).

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mal1953
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Post by mal1953 » Thu Jan 20, 2022 9:38 pm

The problem with the tee nut is it would be too short, I did think about making a tee nut long enough but I decided to use the bolt which works fine.

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Post by Sherwood » Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:00 pm

That makes a certain amount of sense.

I was looking for a solution for the OP that didn't require machining skills.

I suspect you could make something like you've machined by using a somewhat shorter bolt than you've used, same diameter as the wheel fixing bolt, and adding a tie bar connector (and if necessary, an extra locking nut, or threadlok it) on the top to give the female connection.

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