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1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
#823527 Mon Feb 06 2012 04:32 PM
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Were all factory spare tire side mounts on 1947-1953 1/2 ton pick ups installed on the driver's side? Is a side mount with notched fender on a 1951 1/2 ton pick up on the passenger's side a home made or after market side mount?


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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
truckcamper43 #823546 Mon Feb 06 2012 06:02 PM
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I asked this a while back as well because I came across a passenger side fender with the spare indent. Apparently it was modified by someone who did a good job on it. Here's the discussion:
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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
magfarm51 #823565 Mon Feb 06 2012 07:06 PM
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Allan,

Thanks for responding and providing the link. Great discussion.

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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
truckcamper43 #823653 Tue Feb 07 2012 12:45 AM
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A old Chevy truck history book says that the 53 had the spare tire mount as an option. It is on the driver side and required the fender indentation. Those boys in the 50's were pretty clever with body work. I imagine you have a customized fender, probably made with some roller tools much like the way they make
gas tanks for motorcycles . That is my guess.
Should be to hard to press it out using body tools or find a motorcycle custom shop and see what he recommends


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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
hankrags #823657 Tue Feb 07 2012 12:58 AM
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If you have a decent right side indented fender I would save it
and opt for a steel repop. I your fender is as nice as the one
Allen posted to in his link, you could easily sell the indented
one for as much as a reproduction fender would cost you. The
left side 1/2 ton indented fenders are quite rare, I would say
a right side would be a rare as hens teeth.

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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
truckcamper43 #1282793 Sun Oct 07 2018 05:24 AM
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Were factory installed side spare tire mounts ever used on 1951 long bed GMC's ?
I would like to have the spare on the side but only if it were a factory option for a 51 long bed...


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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
truckcamper43 #1282805 Sun Oct 07 2018 12:58 PM
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No

1953 and later pickup trucks.


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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
Greg51 #1283267 Thu Oct 11 2018 02:57 AM
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I have a tire mount on the passenger side of my 1951 long bed. But it’s obvious it was welded to the two bed stakes after market. This was my dad’s and always had a spare on it. I don’t have one now but plan to put one on with a cover.

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Re: 1947-1953 Side Mount Spare Tire
truckcamper43 #1283421 Fri Oct 12 2018 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by truckcamper43
Were all factory spare tire side mounts on 1947-1953 1/2 ton pick ups installed on the driver's side?


Per the original sales literature..... the passenger side bed mounted carrier was avail. as a special request.

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