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« on: April 12, 2018, 07:07:22 AM »
On a convertible Challenger with a space saver spare I see there are 2 locations for the hold down rod. Should it go closer to the back seat or the closer to the tail panel? Rather not find out the hard way that it breaks the glass when the top goes down! If it matters.

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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2018, 07:36:03 AM »
It goes in the one closest to the front of the car. Have a look at your jack instruction decal (if you have one) :alan2cents:
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2018, 08:21:18 AM »
It goes in the one closest to the front of the car. Have a look at your jack instruction decal (if you have one) :alan2cents:

Can confirm.

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2018, 09:28:39 AM »
And I just put that decal on. You’d  think I’d look at it! Thought it was just another pretty sticker. Thanks for the reply.

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2018, 10:17:34 AM »
E-body convertible:
the forward location is for the STANDARD "space-saver" spare
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the rear location is for the OPTIONAL in a convertible full-size spare (14" ONLY)
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2018, 10:29:26 AM »
What would have been the full size 14” spare tire size? Same if the car came with 15” rims?

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2018, 10:45:20 AM »
E-body convertible:

w/14" wheels/tires = 14" BFG space-saver spare STANDARD - full-size spare OPTIONAL, same size tire as on car
w/15" wheels/tires = 14" BFG space-saver spare STANDARD - NO OPTION available

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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2018, 11:45:04 AM »
Still amazed at how much I do not know about our cars  :wrenching:

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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2018, 11:47:01 AM »
I just learned me something new today.....

I never knew you could get a full size 14" spare in a convertible :thinking:...now I know :worship:

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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2018, 12:27:18 PM »
IMO none of these numbers are "written-in-stone", but here's the BALLPARK of tires & spares in 1970 Challenger R/T convertibles

from the US "Option & Accessory Report"  - off the top there are 100+(~10%) car's info unaccounted for (US-CANADA-EXPORT): 955 VS. 1070

when NEW - full size spare was more popular than 15" wheels/tires, my how things have changed  :dunno:

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2018, 12:32:52 PM »
That report really shows how rare having 15" wheels on a non-Hemi car really was.... ::)

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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2018, 03:00:31 PM »
Is that a rare/hard to get part or is it used on another car also?  Good post.... always learning!
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2018, 05:03:52 PM »
What would have been the full size 14” spare tire size? Same if the car came with 15” rims?

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Great chart!  so what was the tire size of the optional full size spare?

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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2018, 11:22:33 PM »
What would have been the full size 14” spare tire size? Same if the car came with 15” rims?

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Great chart!  so what was the tire size of the optional full size spare?

the full-size spare tire would be the same size/style as what is on the car - in the case of a '70 Challenger R/T - F70-14 RWL (T87)  or "white stripe" (T86) on a 14x5.5" or 14x6.0" wheel, matching the size of the wheels on the car but not the style in the case of "Rallye" (W21) or "Road" (W23) wheels.

there was no "full-size" spare available on an E-body with 15" wheels

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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2018, 05:37:33 AM »
Thank you.  :bigthumb:

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