Posted 21 December 2014 - 01:02 PM
Nicely done! I found a canvas container with rigid sides that slides in that area and stays in place nicely. I carry a spare and jack where the foam insert used to live. That device now lives in some landfill, where it belongs!
I got my canvas thingy at Homegoods. It has rope handles so I can grab it and pull it out easily. Great place for reusable bags, a plastic sheet to protect the trunk from wet items, umbrellas, bungees, etc. I didn't need to store much in there.
What size spare are you carrying around? My dealer told me the FFH doesn't come with a donut spare because it won't fit with the FFH's regen brake calipers. My FFH has the 18" 5-spoke aluminum alloy wheels. I bought a set (4) of these on Craigslist in perfect condition for $250 with lug nuts and center caps. No TPMS, but it's not much for one (like $38). The tire can be had for less than $100 with shipping. So, for about $200 I have a full size spare with OEM wheel. I haven't bought the tire yet, so I don't know if it's going to fit in the spare tire well, but I doubt it. I'll let you know when I know.
2013 F-150 XLT Super Cab Ingot Silver Metallic/Gray Cloth, 302A, 5.0L V8, 7100# GVWR Pkg, Tailgate Step, Cloth Bucket Seats. Build Date: 01/25/13
2014 Fusion SE Hybrid, Ruby Red Tinted Clearcoat/Charcoal Black Cloth, SE Appearance Pkg, Rear Spoiler, 18" Premium Sport Wheels, Tech/MFT Pkg, Rear View Camera, Reverse Sensing Sys, Adaptive Cruise Control, Nav System. Build Date: 11/25/13, Sync Version: 3.8 (w/nav)
Previous (Ford) Vehicles: 1995 Contour, 1999 Explorer Sport, 2002 Explorer XLS 4x4, 2003 Expedition XLT 4x4, 2007 F-150 XLT 4x4, 2007 Fusion SEL, 2012 Fusion SEL
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