mchapmon wrote:sunnyman, I looked at the picture of the foam version and like it a lot. Then I noticed the jack with the rounded contact point. What was that jack made for? This is on my to-do list and I was initially planning to copy your plywood idea, but now....
I probably missed where you mentioned it, but what are you using as your spare tire, and have you already posted a picture of it in your car?
The jack is from a 1982 -2003 S10 Chevy Blazer pickup. The rounded contact fits perfectly in the jack points of the Bolt.
The spare i am using is full size and comes from a 2011 Chevy Cruze Eco. I bought 5, had them powder coated semi-gloss black. Four are on the car, the fifth is the spare. The tire on the spare is like the stock tires, but without the goop. The plan, when the stock tires wear out, is to replace all the tires without the goop. the wheels are about 5 lbs lighter than stock. the goop is about 2 lbs. eventually, as a result, all the corners will be reduced by 7 lbs of rotational mass.
here is a link to the spare photo. you may see a thin piece of rigid, black plastic. i use this like a shoe horn when putting the spare in or taking it out to protect the bottom of the rear seats. i load it in the center, rear-most first, lower it, then slide it all the way to the right. I then put a scrap piece of rubber, diamond plate matting on top (second picture)https://imgur.com/Zf2Yx89https://imgur.com/u2IUl1D