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s4 spare wheel clamp

PostPost by: jmp » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:58 am

Has anyone got a pic of the spare wheel clamp for an S4 that they could e-mail me please. I'm assuming it has one as there is a bobbin in the middle of the wheel where it sits in the boot.
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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:22 pm

John,
You can see it in the Elan parts manual at RD Enterprises' web set:
http://www.rdent.com/manuals/index.html
Click on "Elan", then "Body", then "Attachments". The clamp is Item #20, 036 B 0599. There seem to be different bolt lengths dpeneding on whether you have bolt-on or peg-drive wheels.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:25 pm

Here is what I have in my Sprint, I made the bolt into a ?wing bolt? for ease of use.
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spare wheel bracket 002 (Copy).JPG and
spare wheel bracket 003 (Copy).JPG and
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PostPost by: jmp » Tue Sep 11, 2012 12:46 pm

Thanks very much both of you,
Just what I needed particularly the photos. At least now I can make something up similar till I get the chance to buy one.

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PostPost by: oldelanman » Tue Sep 11, 2012 5:45 pm

Mine is slightly different from Brian's.......
Spare wheel clamp 002.jpg and

If you are going to make one this may help........
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PostPost by: abstamaria » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:01 am

Mine is like yours, Roger.

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PostPost by: abstamaria » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:25 am

Here is my spare wheel clamp, which looks like Roger's. I had it chromed in the late 70s (sorry about that, but I was young then).

DSC00009.JPG and


Here's an idea, employed in that photo. I cut off the head of a long stainless steel bolt of the right size and thread, then bent the shank to make that handle. Two nuts secure the clamp loosely to the handle, so it doesn't come off.

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PostPost by: AlfaLofa » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:16 pm

You can buy a clamp here (part # SJ036B0012):

http://www.sjsportscars.co.uk/index.php?mod=10
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PostPost by: jmp » Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:43 pm

Thanks everyone for the help,

Been away for a few days so only just catching up. Clamp made earlier today along with some new boot boards.

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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:14 pm

I knew that there was one hiding someplace, took a while to find as it was where it is supposed to be. :)

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