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    '99 Focus Zetec 1.8 Estate
  1. Mk1 Spare Wheel

    Sounds like some mobile phones, they sell cheaper models with the same hardware but slightly crippled software, so you can just replace that with the better version and there you go, you have the higher model. Well it makes it cheaper and easier for us, eh
  2. Mk1 Spare Wheel

    Thanks, that's a thought for another day then. Interesting that you don't need to touch the electronics.
  3. Mk1 Spare Wheel

    Actually, no, it seems I've got hold of a different type. It looks like mine's exactly the same as yours except it has a cone shaped piece of plastic (or nylon?) rather than flat metal which hooks over the wheel. It's a Ford part and from a mk1 so I don't know what that's about, maybe they changed it at some point. With a centimetre of washers holding it lower it's working well. Can't really argue, only cost a fiver. No more wheels and braces flying about in the boot, woohoo. Yes, my boot's about the same so maybe it's not worth worrying about. Thanks for the help :) So how did you get your 6 speed wipers? Can you just change the stalk for one with the switch or do you need to do something with the electronics?
  4. Mk1 Spare Wheel

    Well would you look at that! I would never have guessed it went on like that, but it's obvious when you've seen it. That's one less thing rattling around... I'm going to try putting a couple of nuts onto the wheel's flying saucer on a stick to hold the plastic part lower, rather than cutting a centimetre off the end of the thread straight away. While I'm asking how things should be, it's a bit of an odd one, but how much should the boot door's gas struts help you lift it? Mine ten year old ones only hold it if it's fully open, otherwise it gradually sinks down, which is a very mild annoyance.
  5. Mk1 Spare Wheel

    Thanks a lot, that's good then, so I have everything other than the right screw in hook for the wheel. What do you do with the brace?
  6. Mk1 Spare Wheel

    Hi everyone. I bought a mark one Focus estate a while ago and I'm starting to wonder about how the spare wheel is meant to be fitted in the boot. So far I've not questioned how it was when I got it, like so: The jack is screwed onto the car, with the spare wheel over it. I've not had anything to hold the wheel in place, and the brace has to be put loose underneath it too, as I can't see any other decent place for it to go. I recently bought two second hand brackets to hold the wheel down, because one was too short, the other was too long! So, at last I'm asking, anyone who has one of these - how is it all meant to be held in there? The loose brace even makes me wonder if there should be a foam holder or something. Thanks for any info :)