53, 54 and 55.1 are the only Advance Design 3100 trucks with the optional Street Side only spare tire carrier (with the fender indentation). Somewhere there’s a tutorial with pictures and drawing of how to make the indentation. Probably several versions of homemade carriers out there.
I personally like the look of the vertical spare tire on the driver's side. My setup won't help you because I just cut the right size hole in my flatbed so the tire wouldn't fall through. Boy, I've shown this picture a lot.
Last edited by Wally / Montana; Thu Jul 09 2020 03:17 PM.
28 Years of Daily Driving. Now with a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Not to muddy the waters too much, but has anyone had a factory spare tire fender and wanted a plain one. (Not have the side mount spare). I wonder if you could reverse the process shown in the tech tip: cut out the indentation and flip it. If it’s contour/shape would match the fender? Probably plenty of plain fenders around, so it may be a mute point.
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Frank Your suggestion would probably work, but it would be much easier to just replace it with a standard fender. The side mount fenders are more valuable as well. Wouldn't make sense to butcher one up.
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