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Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
#1146267 Sat Jan 23 2016 09:38 PM
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Just wondering about this on a lazy Saturday afternoon in late January...

Most of the AD trucks were used for work purposes back in the day. Would it be a true statement that when the side mount spare tire appeared in 1953, most side mount spare tires did NOT have a hub cap attached to them? The hub cap would be an extra expense, even though it may have looked nice. I have to believe that most did not care about how it looked! Any insight on this topic?


Re: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1146269 Sat Jan 23 2016 09:47 PM
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**fonz8261 ** I can tell you the 53 my day purchased new had the side mount spare with a hub-cap. A number of years later that was the vehicle I drove to high school.

Re: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1146272 Sat Jan 23 2016 10:01 PM
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Bubba
If you had the money for the side mount, you most likely had the money for the hubcap?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
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: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1400914 Thu Mar 11 2021 12:24 AM
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Hubcap on the side mount spare tire...should it stay, or should it go?

Re: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1400920 Thu Mar 11 2021 01:35 AM
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Bubba
I'd used a hubcap on side-mount spare-tire.

I will use the 1954/55st truck full wheel covers [1954advance-design.com] on my "deluxe" pickup. I was very lucky to find/buy 5 wheel-covers several years ago.

I'll try to remember to check the original box to see if I bought a box of 5 or a box of four plus an extra one.

My guess is that a 54/55st buyer of the side-mount spare-tire would have to buy an extra hubcap.

You 54/55st purists : check the stainless steel "button" on the accessory lighter in the image linked-to above (the lighter button did not match the black/white 54/55st dash knobs' buttons).

All the 54/55st after-market lighter buttons match the other black/white buttons.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
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: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1400926 Thu Mar 11 2021 03:05 AM
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Re: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1401005 Thu Mar 11 2021 08:20 PM
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tclederman, as long as we are on the subject, I have seen passenger side spare tire mounts every once and awhile on AD's. They all had the full cover hubcaps. Six total. I'm I seeing things? Doc.


Currently making 1954 3100 better than new and Genetics
Re: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1401029 Thu Mar 11 2021 10:17 PM
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Bubba
Doc,

I think that might have been a custom job?

One advantage would be a more even weight distribution (side-to-side)?


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
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: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1401064 Fri Mar 12 2021 02:41 AM
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'Bolter
There are lots of fine old hubcaps of that vintage to be had.
If I had a side mound spare I would definitely want to see a shined up hub cap there. It would even be a nice accent on a rat-ish truck.


Age 68 is not too late to start hot rodding , right?
Re: Hub Cap? AD side mount spare tire
fonz8261 #1401170 Sat Mar 13 2021 03:43 AM
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I agree it flows nicely on a “rat-ish truck”. I like that term waveski. 😂

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