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Removing Spare Tire Compartment by neghcho
Started on: 03-10-2004 02:57 PM
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Last post by: red85gt on 03-10-2004 11:38 PM
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Report this Post03-10-2004 02:57 PM Click Here to See the Profile for neghchoClick Here to visit neghcho's HomePageClick Here to Email neghchoSend a Private Message to neghchoDirect Link to This Post
Trying to get the spare tire compartment out, haynes manual doesn't say anything about it, I was told it would be a quick 5 minute job, but it looks like there's alot of stuff to remove to get it out. I took out the 4 obvious bolts at the top front, and find these rubbery screws all around, what do I need to remove?
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Report this Post03-10-2004 03:22 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dguySend a Private Message to dguyDirect Link to This Post
there are:

  • the four screws at the top edge which you've already identified
  • a number of those plastic rivet/push-pin thingys along each side, and along the edge which sits against the bulkhead
  • one screw on each drain hose from the HVAC air intake/wiper linkage tunnel
  • two brake line retaining clips on the side of the tub which faces the radiator

I think that's it. Then it's just a matter of wiggling it out past the brake m/c and other components. Good luck!

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Report this Post03-10-2004 04:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for neghchoClick Here to visit neghcho's HomePageClick Here to Email neghchoSend a Private Message to neghchoDirect Link to This Post
Finally got it out, just took alot of shoving and cursing after i sliced those annoying plastic things off.
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Report this Post03-10-2004 04:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for boristhebladeClick Here to visit boristheblade's HomePageSend a Private Message to boristhebladeDirect Link to This Post
Hmmm, im kind of interested in that area, could you please take some pics?
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Report this Post03-10-2004 07:24 PM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
I have mine removed too. Better flow for the rad.
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Report this Post03-10-2004 08:49 PM Click Here to See the Profile for InDeX420Click Here to visit InDeX420's HomePageSend a Private Message to InDeX420Direct Link to This Post
Doesnt it get really dirty in there with that removed??
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Report this Post03-10-2004 10:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for solotwoSend a Private Message to solotwoDirect Link to This Post
Yes it gets dust and dirt in there with it removed. I removed mine when I had Cowdins install a new rack. Just a short drive and it was dusty and dirty.
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Report this Post03-10-2004 11:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for red85gtClick Here to visit red85gt's HomePageClick Here to Email red85gtSend a Private Message to red85gtDirect Link to This Post
Mine is removed cause its a track only car. If i I was drriving it on the street I would leave it in.
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