Looking into adding this to my 1920 T with demountable...
I see a bunch for just the tires but really don't see one for demountable (or does it matter, the brackets fit both)
A few questions:
1. Did they make a double carrier for demountable?
2. I would like to see how they are attached to the body/running board.
3. Did ford make these or were they aftermarket?
4. Was there ever a tool box/spare wheel carrier? Something like a circular tool box that fit inside the wheel/s?
Thanks in advance!
Ask and you shall receive. The double carrier on my '14, for a 30 x 3 and a 30 x 3 1/2. and then some boxes fitting into the tires.
All aftermarket. Ford did not produce these. I hope that this helps. Good luck with your project. Bill
Barney's accessory side mount (1925)Uses parts of the Ford rear spare mount. I am missing the piece that locks the rim to the holder.
The spare tire carrier on my 1920 Runabout is very stable and isn't in the way. Added a tire cover this past Father's Day.
Jack Daron makes a nice set of brackets for a single spare - one part mounts on the running board and the other uses the windshield post bolts and one screw into the body:
I have two of these one mounts on the running board and the other has been adapted for a rear tire carrier on our 1927 speedster.
Here's a nice Brass Era set we have for our 1913 Speedster
Thanks Bill... You guys are the best! Those double wheel carriers are really nice. And that inside storage is really cool (and clever) I wonder what it was used for.
Do you think it was originally made as luggage or for tools?
And now for the search! Let's see if I get lucky and find a double...
You are welcome. You asked: "Do you think it was originally made as luggage or for tools? "
Yes. Put in what ever you want. Some of them were made more as luggage than as a tool box and those had a handle to allow it to be carried into the hotel.
Also, know that these carriers came in different diameters to fit into different sized tires/rims. I have one from the period which is too big it fit inside a 30 x 3 1/2 tire.