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Date Registered: 12-2007
Location: Trafalgar, Vic
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Hi Again Wardy,
Just followed your lead and had Euro conversion done at "Smithy's Car Repairs" Bayswater,Vic. $2225 out of pocket after rebate although 18 months will see me break even. Keen to see how economy goes over Easter, without the van. My gauge was fitted on drivers side of T'bar and towards front, which appears OK. Will put a pic on later.
Interested to know what you did with your spare wheel.
I have looked everywhere for internal boot bracket (Although I don't know where it could be fixed) and a gate system but with no luck. I'm a bit old fashioned and rather a spare wheel than a repair kit. Interested if anyone has found any of these kits OK or wanting.
Cheers and Safe Motoring
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Date Registered: 02-2008
Location: Bowral
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Hi John, firstly apologies for not replying earlier, I haven't been on the forum for a while due to a range of reasons.

I have not pulled a trailer with my exy, so I can't help you there. Weight not an issue, can't tell any difference in running of the car. But with the spare wheel, I was in much in the same boat as you, I have explored the boot bracket and gate system with no luck. I was considering making my own boot bracket. At the moment the spare is in the garage! I have been weighing up in my mind the spare wheel issue, in all my motoring years I have only ever had one flat tyre due to a puncture, so the repair kit seems ok for me. But knowing murphy's law I will probably have a blowout or something which the repair kit can't mend, so the wife will probably get the call at 3am to bring me the spare ! Let me know how you go with your conversion.

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Date Registered: 12-2007
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Hi Xjens,
Found your comments really interesting re fuel economy. I've just converted my 2007 Exy using the Euro system so looking forward to much smaller fuel bills also. Petrol average price is $1.47/L and gas 0.69c/L.
WHAT DID YOU DO WITH YOUR SPARE TYRE/WHEEL?
I have looked everywhere (In Australia) for a boot mounting, also a gate mounting outside but with no avail. Although I have never been held up with a flat in 45 years of driving, my time must be coming around, and I don't really want to trust a pump and can system.
Cheers and Happy Motoring
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John,

Can't you find a bracket to hold the spare wheel in place on the right side of the rear cargo area?

This is what I have been told they do for LPG conversions anyway and I wouldn't think it would be hard to find as the mounting points for such bracket would use the existing cargo blind rear hook bolt and another bracket would be drilled in a similar fashion to the way the cargo barrier is done.

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Date Registered: 12-2007
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Hi Jalal,
Thanks for the tip. I must admit I have only been searching for an Exy specific mount. I will caste my eyes over some other manufacturers/vehicles and see if they can be adapted. Contacted ARB re rear gate system but not one planned for the Exy.
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John,

Save yourself the time contacting ARB or any other supplier about the rear gate wheel carrier for the exy because it is simply not possible to do so with our tailgate type and the plastic bumpers we have.

There are other ideas we discussed in THIS thread which you may want to consider.

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Thanks Jalal,
Checked out the string and there certainly are a few ideas that I'll run by a "trady" mate. The tiregate also looks a comparatively simple set-up.
Congrats on the site - it never ceases to amaze me the amount of good oil!!!
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John (Tiny Tech X722)
 
2007 ST Auto, Euro LPG, K&N Filter, Side Steps, 30% Window Tint, Nudge Bar, Weather Shields (Front), Tow Bar, Cargo Blind (Not for long if spare inside)
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I think it would be simpler and cleaner to make an internal bracket for keeping the spare vertically mounted in the back and have a roof box or basket+bag for the stuff which does not fit in the back because of the lost space the tyre uses.

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Hi Kev,
Thanks for the suggestion. I'm pretty certain I will go this way and maybe set up a second wheel carrier on the rear of the van (To allow room for the fridge etc) when travelling north each year. Basket or rack would be OK but keen to keep wind resistance down, especially with the van on.

Wrapped with my km this weekend on the gas. 523km out of 51 litres albeit all highway driving, at 100kmh on cruise most of the way. Plenty of fuel savings at this rate, especially on trips. Interested now to see what the economy is with the van on.

Cheers
John (Tiny Tech X722)

2007 ST Auto, Euro LPG, K&N Filter, Side Steps, 30% Window Tint, Nudge Bar, Weather Shields (Front), Tow Bar, Cargo Blind (Not for long if spare inside)
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Would you need the extra fridge when you had the van John ?

I would expect the small amount of space taken by the spare wheel could easily be found in the van, even if on the floor over the axle, so that you would not need the roof basket+bag and keep the wind resistance down.

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