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Old 07-20-2008, 05:35 PM   #1
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Anyone beef up the spare tire cover in their VX?

I put my tools in there for work the first time and it pulled the old disappearing act down a hole. Thinking of cutting a piece of 1/2 or 3/4" plywood to the shape of the entire area, anyone have a better idea?
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:34 PM   #2
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I've thought about tracing mine out and cutting it from a slice of particle board. Worlds sturdier but still relatively light. I should probably do it soon because mine seems to decay a little bit more every day.

Something kind of like this:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/92-95...spagenameZWDVW
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Fiberglass would be lighter, stronger, and water resistant.
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My '95 VX had a fairly rigid and durable coroplast-like spare tire cover (I've never seen another VX w/ one like this). It was very lightweight and was in great condition when I sold the car 1.5 years ago.

My current '95 DX hatchback's tire cover is the regular particle board type material. When I carry something heavy, I use the cover that I made out of 1/2" plywood (traced from the original). I think this is overkill, though. 1/4" plywood is probably rigid enough and less weight.
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Hey,

Anyone know if the US/Canada VXs came with a tire covers / storage biin as shown in the last picture in this link
http://www.autopia.org/forum/pro-det...-pictures.html

would one fit a canadian car? thanks.
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My coroplast cover had deformed into a contact lens shape. Weights & heat did nothing to flatten it.

When I put in my amp & subwoofer I fit a piece of 1/4" plywood under the carpet in the back of my CRX. It stands up to full cases of oil, a 20lb tool bag, and all the groceries I can get in it. It's lightweight, sturdy, hasn't warped yet, and is very cheap. I've fixed all the leaks so it doesn't much need to be waterproof. Still, a quick going over with a can of varnish would fix that if it were/became a problem.

I made it a bit large and have to wrassle with it to get underneath, like yesterday when I left my lights on and had to get out the jumper cables...
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Hey,

Anyone know if the US/Canada VXs came with a tire covers / storage biin as shown in the last picture in this link
http://www.autopia.org/forum/pro-det...-pictures.html

would one fit a canadian car? thanks.
I believe that rear seat/cargo bin setup was only released in japan but it is interchangeable into any Canadian or USDM 92 - 95 hatchback.
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