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adding a spare wheel carrier to lwb Connect

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Hello all,

 

I want to fit a spare wheel carrier to a transit connect. has anyone else done this? i have seen a part on ebay  but am not sure on retro fitting.

 

any ideas are welcome if anyone knows anything.

 below is link to the part

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-TRANSIT-CONNECT-SPARE-WHEEL-CARRIER-2013-ON-1897926-1825486-/253250786825

 

thanks in advance

 

 

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On what part of the vehicle, do you want to mount the spare?  

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I can't speak for the Gen 1 but the Gen2 already has that  mounted under the rear.

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You won't be able to mount a 2nd spare under the van.  You will either carry it inside, or mount it on the roof.  It's too much weight on the rear door hinges.  

 

Look for something like this. Make sure that it will accept the bolt pattern.

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8 hours ago, Fifty150 said:

On what part of the vehicle, do you want to mount the spare?  

 

Hi All,

 

in the uk we have the wind up winch wheel storage so it lifts the wheel to the underside of the rear of the van. i have plenty of space to fit the parts its just that mine didn't come with that fitted from the factory.

I have found the part available i just wondered if it was an easy retro fit. if anyone has any experience please let me know.

 

Thanks in advance

 

 

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3 hours ago, eggman14 said:

mine didn't come with that fitted from the factory.

 

 

I thought all cars are sold with the spare.  If you have the correct part, it should fit.  

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The van is set up for the spare so the install should be routine.

I bought a van once that did not come with a spare, a hard lesson. Now i always ask!!

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Hi all,

 

Just posting back. took a punt and bought the part, fitted it today. It was as easy as drilling 4 rivets out, replacing blank plate with mechanism and feeding cable through the existing holes in the chassis.

1 big bolt fitted for second  strap and all ready to go.

 

Easy fit

 

 

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Hi all,

 

Just posting back. took a punt and bought the part, fitted it today. It was as easy as drilling 4 rivets out, replacing blank plate with mechanism and feeding cable through the existing holes in the chassis.

1 big bolt fitted for second  strap and all ready to go.

 

Easy fit

 

 

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