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The base of the jack holds the spare tire in place. But there is a threaded "j" shape stud that attaches on the floor of trunk. The threaded stud runs through the spare tire and jack stand base. A butterfly nut holds everything together.
In the photos you will see the placement of the jack, which is held in place with a spring. Note the NY'er photos shows the base off to the
side, since that car had wire wheels. I think this is the appropriate way to install the spare when you have a wire rim on your wheel.
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