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#551621 - Wed Jul 01 2009 06:30 PM 1953 chevy 1/2 ton - Spare tire side mounting?  
Outsideart  Offline
New Guy
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 4
W.C. California
Hello,

I am putting a 1953 Chevy 1/2 ton back together. It has a side mount spare, but I have new bedsides. Does anyone know where the mounting bracket goes? Pics without the tire and measurements would be great.

Thanks,

Art



#551780 - Thu Jul 02 2009 02:11 AM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Outsideart]  
crenwelge  Online
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Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 4,656
Fredericksburg, Texas
Side spare mounts were usually either aftermarket or fabricated from the under bed carriers. Mount a tire on a wheel and see where it needs to go. Give yourself a little extra room in case you decide to use a larger tire later on.


#551784 - Thu Jul 02 2009 02:19 AM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: crenwelge]  
Outsideart  Offline
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W.C. California
Thanks,
They were a factory option on the half ton in '53 with an inset in the driver side fender. I wsa looking to see if anyone else had one that could take the measurement.


#551789 - Thu Jul 02 2009 02:41 AM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Outsideart]  
mo2cyl  Offline
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Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 257
Winfield ,Missouri
Welcome Outsideart,

Go to the tech tip section at the top of the page. Under the body section, it should have what you need for spare tire side mount.

Kevin wave




Kevin

#551796 - Thu Jul 02 2009 03:00 AM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: mo2cyl]  
Jerry A  Offline
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Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 440
Indianapolis, IN
Thanks for the tip. That guy put together a very nice document on making the bracket.


Jerry Acheson
Indianapolis, IN
57 Chevy 3100

#551799 - Thu Jul 02 2009 03:18 AM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Jerry A]  
Samantha  Offline
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Posts: 414
Central Florida
Section 10, Sheet 3.00 of the 1947-1954 Chevrolet Assembly Manual shows detailed instructions with measurements on how and where it is mounted.
Samantha


#551885 - Thu Jul 02 2009 05:51 AM Re: Spare tire side mounting [Re: Samantha]  
tclederman  Offline
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Posts: 24,903
Jarvisburg, NC

The sheet in the Factory Assembly Manual might be useful but be careful. The bed side-panels/rails changed in 1954 (the drawings in the FAM are for a 55-1st truck).

There is a flat top in 54/55 but an angled top in 53. The mounting brackets for the spare carriers for 53 and 54 are necessarily different (to bolt to the differently angled tops of the different rails). Thus, the bolt holds may or may not be correct.

The measurements in the FAM might not be correct for a 53 bed. However, the bed-front to fender distance is the same, so you can most likely use that important measurement from the FAM.



Tim
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1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic
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#553155 - Mon Jul 06 2009 07:20 PM Re: 1953 chevy 1/2 ton - Spare tire side mounting? [Re: Outsideart]  
magfarm51  Offline
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Art,
I have a '53 with the original side mount carrier, here are some pictures...hope they help.

http://rides.webshots.com/album/573391199BDXQJf

Last edited by magfarm51; Tue Jul 07 2009 05:06 AM.

Allan
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1951 GMC 1/2-ton
Two 1953 Chevy 3100 5-window
Here's the most recent one
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#553778 - Wed Jul 08 2009 04:08 PM Re: 1953 chevy 1/2 ton - Spare tire side mounting? [Re: magfarm51]  
Outsideart  Offline
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W.C. California
Thanks Magfarm51,
Thats perfect.
Art



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