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What is this part?

Posted By: Joe S.

What is this part? - Mon Mar 11 2019 01:31 PM

On my '49 Chevy 3100 1/2 ton the part in the picture was under the bed and attached to an angle iron brace spanning between the frame members. It is obviously cut off. What function did it serve and what is it called?

best regards,
Joe

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Posted By: tclederman

Re: What is this part? - Mon Mar 11 2019 02:47 PM

I cannot ID the part, Joe; however, my guess is that it was part of the spare tire carrier?

Is there a spare tire carrier under the bed?
Posted By: Justhorsenround

Re: What is this part? - Mon Mar 11 2019 03:06 PM

Spare tire carrier piece. Too light of metal for part of a trailer hitch.
Posted By: bartamos

Re: What is this part? - Mon Mar 11 2019 04:39 PM

Does not match spare tire carriers on Ebay. If it was attached to an add-on/non original "angle iron" cross member, it's not original. Also depends on where under the bed. Front middle rear. And what direction the cut off was facing. Except for light construction as Martin said, I would have guessed trailer hitch. But the part has unique, era correct form.
Posted By: 78buckshot

Re: What is this part? - Mon Mar 11 2019 11:33 PM

Maybe an add-on exhaust hanger.
Posted By: 52Carl

Re: What is this part? - Tue Mar 12 2019 12:12 AM

That is a section of a slider for spare tire carrier. Looks like most of it has been cut off
Posted By: klhansen

Re: What is this part? - Tue Mar 12 2019 03:13 AM

Originally Posted by bartamos
Does not match spare tire carriers on Ebay.

Where?? I need one (eventually).
Posted By: delux54panel

Re: What is this part? - Tue Mar 12 2019 04:07 AM

Its what 52 Carl said. My truck still has the piece under it.
Posted By: bartamos

Re: What is this part? - Tue Mar 12 2019 05:14 AM

Kevin.......this is what I found for sale. Pic 1
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1-USED-ORI...DER-BED-SPARE-TIRE-CARRIER/153405156925?

Joe, as Carl confirmed and was said by others, It's the slider. It's a piece of what is sometimes called the "track", for the carrier.. Not shown in the Ebay pics.

Mounted just like you said. Pic 2

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Posted By: klhansen

Re: What is this part? - Wed Mar 13 2019 12:13 AM

Originally Posted by bartamos
Kevin.......this is what I found for sale. Pic 1

Thanks, but I have a '51 that takes the swing out style. I have one from a '72 Chevy that I may try to adapt. One of the members sent me some dimensions off his. thumbs_up
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