Not wanting to hijack another's thread, I do have a curiosity question. I am still puzzled to the correct mounting angle of the rear spare. The still-to-be-straightened 21" carrier I have is for the '25 coupe. But, is the spare (when mounted on the carrier) supposed to be tipped back, vertical, or tipped forward? Pictures I've seen have shown all three versions, even on coupes, so I dunno... Is it just personal preference, or what? Aesthetically, the vertical position looks most appropriate to me. Thanks.
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The original owner of my '19 Touring "upgraded" to split rim demountables at some point. After purchasing the car and rebuilding I decided to cobble up a rear spare mount by taking the appropriate rear mount for demountables that bolts up to the rear spring U bolts, cutting it near the base, and welding back up making the tire sit closer to the rear of the touring and where the mounted spare is at the same angle as the rear panel. My choice and it looks original to the uninformed! This mount must have originally not been for a Touring as the
Tire would have been mounted way too far rearward from the back wall of the '19
Would stick with period photos of rather new T's and note the spare carrier always tips rearward.
Clears the different bodies on the assembly line, and allows easy access to the rear deck lid too.