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Hot Rods spare tire on the fender, hanging off the back or none at all?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. The37Kid
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    Like the early look of trying to hide them. Bob
     
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  2. 3W JOHN
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    I like the side mounts.
     
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  3. ladyhrp
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    Of all the 1932 Fords we have had this one was my favorite,we drove it to a lot of shows and Danny made many young couples wedding experience a little more memorable ridding away from the church.

    We had fun driving around Knoxville with the just married sign on the back, I liked the spare tire with the sign or without.

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  4. 302GMC
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    When I was making the transition from antique enthusiast to hot rodder (at like 9), one of the slickest cars in town was a '36 Buick Century powered by a '56 Roadmaster ... dual sidemounts with steel covers add a lot to the right car.
     
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  5. clem
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    doesn’t look much like a traditional hot rod to me, but then, neither do any of the others with spare wheels...........except maybe OP’s
     
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  6. WB69
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    I agree. And, also put them in the trunk.
     
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  7. My old black 4 door was more of a resto rod, the flathead was wearing aluminum heads & intake, 4 barrel carb and fenton headers and with the exception the widened bent spoke Kelsey Hays wheels on the rear & wide whites it almost appeared stock.

    If I owned it today I would upgrade the 3 speed transmission to a T-5 and call it done, the car now resides in Tokyo and I sent the 5 speed transmission with it when it left. HRP
     
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  8. To me, it works on this pickup. HRP

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  9. Looked good on Posies delivery back in the 70's. HRP

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  10. I would drive this sedan delivery just as it sit's. HRP

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  11. Running the spare because I did not like a well fender without one.
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  12. ^^^^ And in my opinion it looks great! HRP
     
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  13. They look OK on some of the pickups and sedans, but I have to agree with TagMan not on my Hot Rod. Plus I like the excitement of living dangerously.:eek:
    HRP I love that sedan with the red rims and white walls. The spare looks good on that car for sure.:cool:
     
  14. Thank you Mark, I can't even visualize a spare tire hanging of the back of your roadster,

    But you could start a new trend, a hiboy roadster with a spare, on second thought please don't! :D HRP
     
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  15. 3W JOHN
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    Danny, do you know who owns this truck?
     
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  16. 3W JOHN
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    This truck?

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  17. The truck was at the Street Rod Nationals in Peoria
    in 1970, I'm afraid I don't know the owner but I like it myself. HRP
     
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  18. 3W JOHN
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    I wanted to ask the owner about the rear fenders.
     
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  19. Definitely not a 40 Ford rear fender, my guess is it's possibly a '48 rear fender & bed. HRP
     
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  20. clem
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    I’m not sure if you were actually wanting opinions, or just photos.
    When I built my coupe I had the spare wheel holder chromed and bolted on, mainly for practical reasons.
    A friend questioned if I was going to leave it on there, so after some thought, I replaced it with a straight spreader bar.
    I put the spare wheel holder and spare on my fordor, but still feel that it distracts from the overall look, so will eventually remove it and put on a straight bar also.

    On all the pickups and deliverys above, they could all be put on the deck/tray to keep them out of sight, obviously they chose not to, (or didn’t have a good friend to guide them.....:D ).
     
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  21. i.rant
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    I too like this on the larger classic and commercial vehicles but not so much on a “hot rod”
    The spare on the rear deck on mid thirties coupes and open cars looks like an afterthought IMHO.
     
  22. Crocodile
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    Definitely 48-52 rear fenders.
     
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  23. ratrod0
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  25. 1oldtimer
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    The '28 Tudor is going to have it on the back in the stock location.........semi sleeper :). The '41 p/u has the indent on the fender but the mount is gone.
     
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  26. Hows the Model A coning along? HRP
     
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  27. 34Larry
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    For me it depends on the car. Not much on rear mounted spares, but have always really appreciated side mount, preferably dual sm's if its on the "right" car. ( and don't ask me what the"right" car is cause its like pornography I know it when I see it.)
     
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  28. 1oldtimer
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    Semi back burner for a week or so, I'm working on the '41 P/U for next 2 weekends.
     
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  29. Retrorod
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    On a '35 it looks ok. I haven't had the spare mounted on the back in a couple years because cracks appeared around the bracket bolted to the back panel. I need to spend some serious bodywork time on the old beater.
     
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