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RE: [oletrucks] Side-Mount Spare

To: Tom3600@webtv.net, oletrucks@autox.team.net,
Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Side-Mount Spare
From: "Nelson, Jeff - DTC" <jnelson@paducah.k12.ky.us>
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2000 07:37:18 -0500
Just a brief note as follow up to Bob's info. The dished fender would only
be used on the 1/2 ton (3104) pickup. The 3/4 ton (3604) pickup had enough
bed length in front of the fender that the spare would clear the fender. I
was also going to quote the Engineering Features manual that Bob did to
confirm both the location and the year of introduction. Also, the 1953
Technical Specifications lists the Spare Wheel Carrier, Side Mounted as
factory RPO #341. As a interesting (for me anyway) bit of trivia, the 1/2
ton and 1 ton specifications lists the option as Wheel Carrier, Side Mounted
with the same RPO number. One other bit of confirming info regarding year of
introduction, the Chevrolet Truck Data Book for Chevrolet Salesman (reprint
with a 1949 copyright date) makes no mention of a side mount spare tire
carrier in either the specifications sections of the section on Optional
Truck Equipment. By the way, mine is mounted on the driver's (left) side.

Jeff Nelson
1953 3600
Paducah, KY

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> To:   Tom3600@webtv.net; oletrucks@autox.team.net
> Subject:      Re: [oletrucks] Side-Mount Spare
> >  Does anybody know what side of the early AD 1947-1950 3600 pickups that
> >  the side mount spare is supposed to be on?
> Trick question.  The sidemount spare was introduced in 1953.  According to
> ENGINEERING FEATURES for 1953 it went on the driver's side.  I've also
> seen 
> it on both sides on supposedly "original" trucks.  Moving to the 1953
> PARTS CATALOG, group 8.203 is rear fender.  part 3702885 is left fender
> with 
> tire well.  It is listed as 1953 only.
> Bob ADler
> oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959

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