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Author Topic: Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.  (Read 270 times)

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Offline Paul Revere

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Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.
« on: April 20, 2022, 06:14:19 AM »
Has anyone fashioned some sort of lock for the spare tire compartment in the floor if the wagon, thinking of making it a secure storage area.
Looking for ideas other than just bolting a padlock onto it.

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Re: Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2022, 10:12:16 PM »
That actually was an option on the Eagle (and other AMC) wagons.
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Re: Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 06:08:54 AM »
That actually was an option on the Eagle (and other AMC) wagons.

Wow really! That's neat that even back then they had that. Must have been a dealer-installed thing I'm guessing, I haven't seen it on any build sheets.

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Re: Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 11:30:22 AM »
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Re: Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2022, 05:14:33 PM »
Was both a factory option, and a dealer-installed thing.  Lock also shows in the parts books.
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Re: Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2022, 10:39:49 PM »
Awesome! I found one for sale and ordered it!

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Re: Useing the spare tire compartment as a safe.
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2022, 08:07:18 PM »
Found a NOS lock Cylinder on EBAY to install on my floor compartment, Part# 8124496 if anyone needs for future reference!

 

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