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What should be in my boot (trunk)?

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Looking for a winter project, so I thought I would get my UK 1976 Series II's boot sorted. All I have in there is a mangy old carpet, a spare wheel that is loose (no restraining thingy) and the handle from a scissors jack.

My question is: what should be there? I realise the carpet is not original, but was there a rubber mat? Was there a ply or hardboard panel above the wheel and fuel tank to serve as a base for the mat? What tools lurked there originally?

Does anyone have a nice sorted boot/trunk setup they would like to share as inspiration for said winter project?

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I understood that you want change your wheels for winter. Is it correct? Can you explain your question in other way....I didn't understand....thanks.
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I understood that you want change your wheels for winter. Is it correct? Can you explain your question in other way....I didn't understand....thanks.
No, you misunderstand ... I am asking about the bit of the car which is called the 'boot' in the UK and the 'trunk' in the US, i.e. the place at the back of the car where you put your tools and luggage! The portabagagli?

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Jack (I don't think scissor type), tire iron, spare tire, small tool roll w/sundry tools (picture or list around here somewhere, but contains stuff like crecent wrench, hammer, couple screwdrivers)




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Not exactly what you're after, but here's a pic as supplied by Anfanuts from a '69 (fire extinguisher is an add on obviously That's the jack to the right of the extiguisher) :





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And one from Chuck:





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And another from Anfanuts:


All older models, but does kinda give the idea of what's gonna be found in there.




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Thanks for the images. That is one very neat looking boot. Can anyone please confirm whether there is some sort of ply/hardboard sheet underneath the mat? And, if so, a picture?

Sorry to be so demanding ...

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No, you misunderstand ... I am asking about the bit of the car which is called the 'boot' in the UK and the 'trunk' in the US, i.e. the place at the back of the car where you put your tools and luggage! The portabagagli?

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I think that spiderfrek can give you some photos. Ask him!
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I think my tool bag was missing but my jack is like the one in the pic but mounted on the right fender. if my memory is right it is just carpet but it had a hardboard under the carpet.
or at lest over the tire. it has been ages I never look under the rug.

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here are some pics out of my book.
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I have a '76 2000 Spider and there is a bound grey carpet in the boot which is rubber backed. I believe it to be original. There is no covering to the spare wheel or petrol tank, the carpet just runs over. The jack is mounted on a threaded stud on the RHS inner wings area together with a plastic wallet containing a spark plug socket, bar and a wheel nut lever.
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I have a '76 2000 Spider and there is a bound grey carpet in the boot which is rubber backed. I believe it to be original. There is no covering to the spare wheel or petrol tank, the carpet just runs over. The jack is mounted on a threaded stud on the RHS inner wings area together with a plastic wallet containing a spark plug socket, bar and a wheel nut lever.
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Mine, a USA spec 78, is the same re: carpet. (We Americans also get the battery weighing down the trunk's passenger side, however, so my jack is up against the bulkhead as shown in one of the examples above).

The lack of support for the carpet over the tire well and gas tank always seemed odd to me (especially with the hoses coming out of tank). Did the older rubber mats have some sort of hardwood or cardboard surface underneath the mat? That photo of the '69 above is so flat and solid looking it seems like it has to have some support underneath or it would droop. (i wish they'd stuck with the rubber mats in the trunk; very practical.)

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I thought there was a round hardboard that had a spring snap that went into the center of the spare. but I might be thinking of my 1968 corna. but I thought the corna had a big one board for the whole trunk bottom and a big threded thumb nut that went into the center of the spare.

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