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Username Post: removing spare tire holder        (Topic#348512)
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Loc: Upper Austria
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12-02-17 03:19 AM - Post#2716619    

Hey guys,

it's been a while since I was posting here, but now winter has come so it's time to do some modifications for the next cruising season

I was using the search, but dind't find what I am looking for. I would like to know how the spare tire holder that is mounted on the passanger side inner wheel housing.

Because i do not want to grind everything to have a look on it because I do have all the airride and electrical stuff mounted inside the trunk, I would be very glad if someone could tell me how and where it is spotwelded or whatever so I can avoid unnecessary grinding inside the trunk.

Maybee someone has a pic from removing it where the fixing points are shown ...

Thanks a lot


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12-02-17 04:45 PM - Post#2716668    
    In response to 54er210

Hi Stefan, Spot welded parts usually have dimples where the spots are. You can usually find them by touch or sight, or you can use a very fine sandpaper to make them show up.

Cheers Kiwi

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12-02-17 10:59 PM - Post#2716695    
    In response to Bel Air kiwi

This is the only picture I have of mine. But Kiwi is correct--it's not hard to find the spot welds. Drill them out and you should be able to pull it right out. And as an added plus, if it's intact and not rusted out you should be able to sell it for a decent price.

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Loc: Upper Austria
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12-03-17 02:30 AM - Post#2716703    
    In response to rrausch

Hey guys,

thank you for your help.
But the problem is, there is some kind of sealer or stone guard spryed on, so I am not able to see the spot welds.

If I would know where about and how much there are, I would be able to avoid unnecessary grinding inside the trunk.

Thanks you

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12-03-17 07:27 AM - Post#2716720    
    In response to 54er210

You can heat the undercoating with a heat gun or hair dryer, let it cool slightly and it will scrape off easily. This would then expose the bare metal and the spot welds. This is the only GM illustration I was able to dig up but it does not show spot weld locations. These spot welds would have kind of been at the whim of the person spot welding these to the body and do not have any "set in stone" locations. You would have to remove the undercoating to locate them.

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