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#551621 - Wed Jul 01 2009 01:30 PM 1953 chevy 1/2 ton - Spare tire side mounting?
Outsideart Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 30 2009 12:22 PM
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Loc: W.C. California
Hello,

I am putting a 1953 Chevy 1/2 ton back together. It has a side mount spare, but I have new bedsides. Does anyone know where the mounting bracket goes? Pics without the tire and measurements would be great.

Thanks,

Art
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#551780 - Wed Jul 01 2009 09:11 PM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Outsideart]
crenwelge Offline
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Registered: Sat Jan 19 2008 01:15 AM
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Texas
Side spare mounts were usually either aftermarket or fabricated from the under bed carriers. Mount a tire on a wheel and see where it needs to go. Give yourself a little extra room in case you decide to use a larger tire later on.
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#551784 - Wed Jul 01 2009 09:19 PM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: crenwelge]
Outsideart Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 30 2009 12:22 PM
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Thanks,
They were a factory option on the half ton in '53 with an inset in the driver side fender. I wsa looking to see if anyone else had one that could take the measurement.
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#551789 - Wed Jul 01 2009 09:41 PM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Outsideart]
mo2cyl Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 30 2006 12:00 PM
Posts: 229
Loc: Winfield ,Missouri
Welcome Outsideart,

Go to the tech tip section at the top of the page. Under the body section, it should have what you need for spare tire side mount.

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#551796 - Wed Jul 01 2009 10:00 PM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: mo2cyl]
Jerry A Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 06 2004 12:00 PM
Posts: 440
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Thanks for the tip. That guy put together a very nice document on making the bracket.
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#551799 - Wed Jul 01 2009 10:18 PM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Jerry A]
Samantha Offline
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Registered: Fri May 06 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: Central Florida
Section 10, Sheet 3.00 of the 1947-1954 Chevrolet Assembly Manual shows detailed instructions with measurements on how and where it is mounted.
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#551885 - Thu Jul 02 2009 12:51 AM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Samantha]
tclederman Offline
Registered: Tue Sep 18 2001 12:00 PM
Posts: 20763
Loc: Castleton-on-Hudson, NY

The sheet in the Factory Assembly Manual might be useful but be careful. The bed side-panels/rails changed in 1954 (the drawings in the FAM are for a 55-1st truck).

There is a flat top in 54/55 but an angled top in 53. The mounting brackets for the spare carriers for 53 and 54 are necessarily different (to bolt to the differently angled tops of the different rails). Thus, the bolt holds may or may not be correct.

The measurements in the FAM might not be correct for a 53 bed. However, the bed-front to fender distance is the same, so you can most likely use that important measurement from the FAM.

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#553155 - Mon Jul 06 2009 02:20 PM Re: 1953 chevy 1/2 ton - Spare tire side mounting? [Re: Outsideart]
magfarm51 Offline
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Registered: Tue Aug 23 2005 12:00 PM
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Loc: Kuna, Idaho
Art,
I have a '53 with the original side mount carrier, here are some pictures...hope they help.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/573391199BDXQJf


Edited by magfarm51 (Tue Jul 07 2009 12:06 AM)
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#553778 - Wed Jul 08 2009 11:08 AM Re: 1953 chevy 1/2 ton - Spare tire side mounting? [Re: magfarm51]
Outsideart Offline
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Registered: Tue Jun 30 2009 12:22 PM
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Loc: W.C. California
Thanks Magfarm51,
Thats perfect.
Art
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