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Bill had several folks write and ask him how to fabricate a spare tire carrier. So he put all the details together to share BIG! He adds, "It may not be perfect, but it gets the job done." Well ... this looks pretty good to us. Thanks for all the details!
1958 Chevrolet 3100 Stepside
(01 March 2008)
By Bill Frey
Bolter # 11003
1958 Chevy Apache
Fort Worth, Texas
There was a flurry of posts a while back asking about how to make a spare tire mount (it isn’t that hard!). There was also a guy who said he was able to find the notched fender, but couldn’t find the mounting hardware anywhere.
I went out to my 1958 Chevy Stepside, with a tape measure and a protractor in hand. I made some measurements and documented it so that someone needing a mounting bracket could go to their local machine shop and say, “Here, build me one of these ... please.”
I can’t imagine a machine shop charging much more than $20 or $30 for the whole thing.
So, since there seems to be a demand for people to get one built, here is the tech tip in pdf format (in order to keep all the dimensions ON the images).
Hopefully, this answers your questions. If not, please feel free to ask away.
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