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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old May 7th, 04, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
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Can I get a space saver spare tire from another GM car for my 68 Camaro? I have no spare and I'm taking it to Maine in 2 weeks. Will a space saver doughnut wheel work from a Cavalier or Malibu or something?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old May 7th, 04, 08:38 AM
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I believe the Cavalier or Malibu would have the wrong bolt pattern. However there are lots of GM cars in the boneyard with a 5 on 4-3/4 bolt pattern. That's what I have in my 67. Never had to use it so far, but it really helps with the trunk space.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old May 7th, 04, 01:05 PM
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If you have disc brakes, you can not fit a regular first gen space saver spare. Just a thought.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old May 11th, 04, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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Well the plan was to retro fit a space saver from a newer car. And yeah I have the front disc brakes.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old May 11th, 04, 09:35 AM
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Are your disc's stock or larger conversion brakes. I think you'll find a a spare from a modern Vette, Camaro or maybe even a 2000 or newer Impala might work for you. The key besides fitting on is getting as close to the same height as the other tires as you can. If you end up with a shorter spare and have to use it, keep your speeds down and get the tire fixed asap to reduce bearing stress...


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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old May 11th, 04, 12:27 PM
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My boneyard found that the early 80's mini blazer had a space saver that was the right bolt pattern and fit their disc setup, so I bought one to save space in the trunk for our trips. I have not had to use it yet, maybe I should double check its fit? The height of the spare will be important if you have a posi. and get a flat in back.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old May 12th, 04, 07:39 AM Thread Starter
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So I've done alot of calling and Montreal boneyards are just filled with disposable japanese cars.
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