The canadians were just smarter. I find when standing around shooting the
crap, a lot of us sit on the running board (generally on the drivers side).
You cant do that with the tire mounted there. Didnt we determine that ANY
Chevy truck 47-52 didnt come stock with a side mount? I was under the
impression that they all came with under the bed ones? I need to know too
cause my 49 has it on the pass side.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Quirt" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, April 20, 2000 12:06 AM
Subject: [oletrucks] Re: Side Mount Spare Tire
> Note that my Canadian 1/2-ton is definitely a '52. My father-in-law's
> 1-ton is definitely a '53. As I said earlier, both have it on the right
> and my 1/2-ton does NOT have a fender indent. [Of course, the 1-ton
> doesn't either.] Now, is this just another detail difference in the
> Canadian trucks or has something been going on sometime during the last
> 50 years!!!
> Dave Q.
> > From Tom Poterack:
> > Well the results of my Right or Left query are in:<
> > It seems that starting with the '53 model the spare was definitely on
the left with an indented fender except for one report on a Canadian
version, and also on a 3800. Prior to that it looks like at least with the
3/4 ton 3600 model factory version it was on the right. The 3/4 ton has
enough space between the cab and rear fender to mount it on either side
without an indented fender. It doesn't look like the 1/2 ton 3100 had a
factory installed side mounted spare in 1949-52. The problem is that the
aftermarket side mount bracket fits right or left. So I guess it is just a
matter of personal preference.<
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