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Hot Rods Spare tire

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 33 cdan man, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,483

    from New York

    For my '46 Woodie I have the original spare mounted on the tailgate. The original spare is the only tire and wheel that will clear the rear bumper when the tailgate is down, without crushing the hubcap. I machined an adapter from the 9" Ford bolt pattern to the original bolt pattern allowing me to use the original type spare in an emergency. I still carry a repair kit and a can of Fix-A- Flat. Not cool being in the middle of nowhere with a flat.
  2. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,855

    Atwater Mike

    Well, Denny...You could start by making a small tube-framed 'basket' to attach to your passenger side nerf bar. Tire could be covered with a shaped naugahyde cover, like the van I saw yesterday. Spare cover said, "Covarubius Family".
    I've seen '39 Ford panels with the spare 'sunken in' to the frontal quarter panel... Factory!
    Not sayin' to 'sink it into that sheet metal...just 'sayin'...:p:D
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2019
  3. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,855

    Atwater Mike

    I had one of those 'smooth steelies' the street rodders were all over a few years back, a guy gave me a pair, thought I'd 'need' 'em for my tub.
    I wouldn't put those on something even for spite.
    But, if they had Ford 5 on 4-1/2 PLUS Ford 5 on 5-1/2, I'd give at least one to my son, for his '55 F100. (for a spare)
    He runs a 9" pickup rear, 1960, which is 60" wide and is 5 on 5-1/2. Fronts are later Ford 5 on 4-1/2", because of the disc brakes.
    Those wheels could have a reason for existing...if someone had Ford/Chev combo...
    Lord, I hate those no-window generic looking monstrosities!
    In a minute, I'll tell you how I really feel...
  4. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,510

    from California

    been driving 43 years and have never got a flat on the side of the road. closest I ever came was when I hit a giant pot hole and cracked my wheel... made it home OK but was flat later.

    all the cars I have ever owned had room for a spare, pretty sure they all had one.
  5. bill gruendeman
    Joined: Jun 18, 2019
    Posts: 197

    bill gruendeman

    I carry a spare, small jack and a ammo can for a tool box. have not used the tire, but if I leave it home I am sure to have a flat!!!
  6. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,925

    from oregon


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