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A Blanking Cover, replacing the spare wheel on a Gen 4 2019 Jimny, any ideas?

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17 Mar 2019 03:13 - 20 Mar 2019 09:23 #204671 by GeorgeC
A blanking cover, after removing the spare wheel, in a Gen 4 2019 Jimny, any ideas?



A look at some of the wharf photos shows the holes are covered with tape.

I found this on a web search, but it is for the earlier models.

www.aliexpress.com/item/For-Suzuki-Jimny...ver/32715756012.html

A minimal idea is to use 4 nice domed head 8mm bolts to replace the remaining boss/bracket and cad plated bolts.

Another idea is get the local Laser Cutter Shop to cut a square of aluminium sheet with the 4 mounting holes and "Suzuki" or "Jimny" (or "Seniors'") laser cut through the polished alloy to show the paint colour (beige) as a contrast.

So, many readers, many ideas, please share some...

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17 Mar 2019 07:20 #204675 by Lambert
Almost certainly going to have to be custom made at this early stage of gen4 availability. Nice idea though.

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17 Mar 2019 10:25 #204680 by Soeley
Curious as to why?

Where will you keep the spare, inside the car?

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17 Mar 2019 10:50 #204681 by Andy2640
Yeah, personally i think the spare tire on the back gives the Jimny its unique character.

In fact, ive seen the dealer model sat without the spare wheel, and just my opinion - It looks weird and not quite right.
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17 Mar 2019 11:29 - 18 Mar 2019 16:59 #204685 by GeorgeC
I was waiting for the "Why?" question.

Its about vision, my main reason for buying the Jimny. I do find the rear vision, when reversing, a little difficult.

The Camera and Sensors are yet to be fitted and currently sit in the Parts Dept at the Dealer, waiting for the Service Dept... :(

I agree that the spare wheel is part and partial of the character of the Jimny, but for now, I need to try reversing without it. The wheel can live on my back porch, the mounting boss can stay on the car. If I need go any further than the 4-5km weekly shopping trip, it only takes a couple of minutes to re-fit the wheel.

I have had some amusing suggestions as to what to mount in place of the wheel, but I'll leave it to the Forum to respond first.

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18 Mar 2019 03:26 - 18 Mar 2019 17:05 #204726 by GeorgeC
I went shopping earlier this morning, a nice lady saw my situation and guided me out of the parking bay. Without the spare wheel, it was not quite the change I had expected. :( The front and side views from the car are magnificent, even panoramic! Yes, the rear view when reversing is better, but I will need the camera.

So for now, its just sit and wait for the Service Dept. to find me a slot. (week 5)

I will leave the topic up for comment as it may benefit someone else, I will post some of the suggestions later.

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19 Mar 2019 07:14 - 19 Mar 2019 19:36 #204787 by GeorgeC

GeorgeC wrote: So for now, its just sit and wait for the Service Dept. to find me a slot. (week 5)


The Service Dept. (local Holden/Suzuki Dealer) just called, My Seniors' Jimny is now booked in for Friday to have the Reversing Camera and Reversing Sensors fitted. :)


Edit: Now lets have some fun speculating what could have been attached to the back door either on, or in place of, the 4 bolt boss for the spare wheel.:woohoo:

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19 Mar 2019 12:51 #204805 by Lambert
One of the local fencing contractors used to have a motorised spool thing on the back door of his for winding up reclaimed barbed wire. Kinda cool and abjectly terrifying at the same time. It was like a motorised rope saw for the zombie apocalypse!

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19 Mar 2019 19:14 #204817 by MrPaynterZA
I see a weird trend out of India, particularly in the Mahindra Thar community where a lot of guys have smaller, very bling rims with massive tyres.

It seems guys just have a naked rim mounted back there presumably because the tyre won't fit and would also block vision.

A rim would bolt right up and be smaller thus presumably out of sight?
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20 Mar 2019 08:38 - 21 Mar 2019 20:12 #204834 by GeorgeC
An email contribution from Arthur-son-of-George:

Original Message
From: Arthur Clark
To: Dad Clark
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 3:47 PM
Subject: parachute spare wheel cover - Google Search
www.google.com.au/search?q=parachute+spa...imgrc=q36Tlkg6Q4syWM :
Maybe just one of the red tags and generic black package works?
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Edit: See thumbnail below

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20 Mar 2019 09:31 #204835 by S200KYS
Can't you get something made like this -



www.jimnybits.com/jimny/jimaccessories/s...eel-spacer-5654.html

But to move the spare wheel down rather than up?

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20 Mar 2019 09:34 #204837 by S200KYS
In act looking at your original photo -



That spare wheel carrier looks like it could be flipped? and then the above spacer could be used on it to move the spare wheel DOWN...

Perhaps ask JimnyBits if they could try it first before you order?

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