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sbca96
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Posted - 04/12/2009 :  10:34:33 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit sbca96's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I got some interest in this, so I thought I would post up some pics
of the spare tire compared to the Stude full size and also the spare
in the Avanti spare tire well. This is a special spare tire that is
made to clear the 13" Cobra brakes I have installed.

















Tom

'63 Avanti, zinc plated drilled & slotted 03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, soon: TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves, 'R3' 276 cam, Edelbrock AFB Carb, GM HEI distributor, 8.8mm plug wires

sbca96
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Posted - 04/12/2009 :  10:40:16 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit sbca96's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Here is some detail pictures I found of the Cobra Spare :







Tom
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sbca96
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Posted - 04/12/2009 :  11:05:52 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit sbca96's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I might add that the Cobra spare, having an aluminum rim, weighs in at
only 26 pounds as an assembly. The full size Stude wheel/tire that I
show in the picture, weighs around 50 pounds. Just FYI.

Tom
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N8N
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Posted - 04/12/2009 :  11:56:43 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit N8N's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I saw the craziest thing the other day in the Pep Boys' parking lot (I needed some spray paint and some cheap wax) there was a VW Jetta in the parking lot with a real tire mounted on a temporary spare rim. Still had the warning stickers on the rim and everything. For some reason this thread jogged that memory... :)

I've actually had to use a Porsche collapsible spare. Even at 20 years old it worked, and collapsed back down again after I got home.

nate

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sbca96
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Posted - 04/13/2009 :  01:15:02 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Visit sbca96's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Some of the Cobra drag racers use the spares as front wheels while at
the track. I wouldnt recommend that, but I read about it.

Tom
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