More proof, as if any is needed, that I am easily entertained:
And here's the "after" photo.
What's the difference? This is the difference. On the left is what used to live in the storage bay under the rear floor of my car. On the right is what lives there now.
The thing on the left is basically a hunk of molded Styrofoam meant to store tools and occupy the space that should store a spare tire. But since my car came with runflats, it had no spare. I ditched the awful runflats the car came with and swapped in a set of new Michlins. Much better. But now I needed a spare. Hence this change.
The one difference is that to accommodate the new mini-spare, the new foam storage block takes up more space than the old one did. That means that now there isn't room to store all the stuff I usually carry - fire extinguisher, first-aid kit, small tool bag. Doesn't matter. I've found an alternate location for the first-aid kit, so it's all good.
And now I'm happy. Mind you, I've not had a flat tire in decades. (He knocks wood.) Let us just hope that run of good fortune continues.