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Assorted W123 sedan questions...

I'm flipping a 1981 300D that I bought for the aluminum wheels and ran into a few questions that are probably easy answers...

1. I installed Bundt wheels (with the correct lug bolts). I notice that the spare tire (Bundt) doesn't fit well in the spare tire well. I believe these to be the correct size bundt wheels so I'm confused as to why it doesn't fit well. On a related topic, how is the spare held down when you have bundt wheels? The hold-down for the steel/aluminum wheels doesn't work with them.

2. The center of the dash strip of Zebrano wood looks great except the adhesive is failing on the left side. I'm thinking of using a 2-part epoxy to re-secure the wood. Comments? Or better recommendations?

3. Backup light switch - fix or replace? I don't now if this is something that one can fix...

It seems to be a remarkably good car and is surprisingly fast. It seems faster than my 85 300TD but maybe I'm just confused. Interior is near perfect and not faded...

pic attached prior to (last night's) wheel swap...
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Currently: 1967 250 SL, 1963 220Sb, 1965 300SE Lang, 1971 280SE parts car, 1972 Alfa GTV, 1965 Alfa Duetto, 1993 BMW R100R
Past: 1971 250 C, 1985 300 TD, 1967 250 S, 1968 280 S,1981 300 D, 1982 280CE, 3 Facel Vegas, Borgward Isabella Coupe, Alfa 2600 Sprint, Volvo P1900 (yes), numerous less interesting Volvos, ...
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