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Re: spare tire carrier
woof359 #1368260 Wed Jul 08 2020 09:19 PM
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I have done 3 or 4 crank up spare tire carriers for panel, suburban and pick ups. 55.1-66. $50-$65 donor from Ebay, craigslist or salvage yard. Nice way to go.


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Re: spare tire carrier
woof359 #1368264 Wed Jul 08 2020 09:58 PM
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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.


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Re: spare tire carrier
woof359 #1368274 Wed Jul 08 2020 11:32 PM
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: spare tire carrier
tclederman #1368375 Thu Jul 09 2020 03:16 PM
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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.

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1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet

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.
Re: spare tire carrier
woof359 #1368694 Sat Jul 11 2020 05:37 PM
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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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Re: spare tire carrier
woof359 #1368697 Sat Jul 11 2020 05:59 PM
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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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Re: spare tire carrier
woof359 #1369049 Tue Jul 14 2020 01:26 PM
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Think I will check with a gearhead in Australia. They may tell me to put it on the hood lol. Doc.


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Re: spare tire carrier
woof359 #1369103 Tue Jul 14 2020 08:16 PM
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Too much weight for the hood, plus hard to open.

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