I have a 23 touring with a spare carrier mounted to the frame on the rear of the car. It is for a 30" tire. My car has 21" tires. Who has modified the carrier for a 21" tire? I think I saw a picture some time ago but I can't find it. I'm sure I'm not the first with this problem. Pictures would help so I can build one.
I think the only thing you could do short of finding the correct carrier would be to mount a junk 30" rim in the carrier. Then fabricate tabs that could be welded to the junk rim that would accomodate the 21" rim. The spare tire will stick out farther than than before
Would be easier to get the #2849E bracket (1925) for your touring, adv. for one on the Classifies, and swap or sell your 30" for the 21" version.
Finding only the hoop for the 21" or parts might be hard to do, and then labor in re-riveting the hoop to the arms.
The 21" carrier is almost identical to the 30x3 1/2 carrier, but they are different. If you study them, you will see the difference.
Michael, I think I might have a spare 21 inch carrier, I'll look. I know for sure that I have a pair of arms for the 21 inch that I got at Hershey last year and then discovered that I don't need them
I think I'll start looking for a 21 inch that will fit my car. I really don't want to destroy a good carrier anyway. Any suggestions on where to find one ? I understand that there is a later carrier that mounts to the rear spring mounting bolts.
The '26-'27 touring/sedan carrier mounts under the rear spring clip. That can be an alternative, just not year correct. The gooseneck mount holds a wire wheel, but with available 'Y' brackets, in both 30" and 21" you can mount a rim and tire.
Fits to a '23-'25 touring OK. But you have to figure out tail lamp mounts, as the '26-'27 cars had fender mounted tail lamps.
I switched a 20 touring over 21 in tires a few years ago , I don't have good picture of what I did but I will show you what I have. I reconfigured the stock carrier to fit the 21's. If I remember right I cut the top of the carrier and over lapped and bolted it and bent the lower sides to take up the extra length, it could be put back to stock if you wanted too.
I found the correct 2849E carrier at Model T Haven. I can't wait until I get it in the mail! Thanks to all for the input. I enjoyed the discussion.