It appears the body has to be removed to install the gooseneck. Am I correct? Thank you.
No,It goes on the frame/spring clamp U-bolts. I would think you can access those from below the car.
Pics of what Uncle Jack posted.
It goes under the spring and chassis. The only problem I had with mine was that the rear spring was weak and when people rode in the back seat of the touring it would hit the Ruckstell axle when I went over a bump. I fixed that by swapping the rear springs between the roadster and the touring. The roadster always sat high in the back and touring sat low, so by swapping springs both cars look fine and don't bottom out.
I am disappointed. I wanted to install a gooseneck on my 1920 Touring, but obviously will not work on a 1920.
What would you suggest I do since I would like to be able to carry a spare with me? Maybe all I can do is keep a tube under the back seat? What have others done?
Dave,the Running Board tire carrier I sell will hold a 26 wire wheel.
Pictures of Jack's running board carrier:
Jack, is that a reproduction of a period part, or is it a new design? Either way, it looks like a good product.
I do not see any reason the gooseneck carrier would not work on a 1920 touring. I put one on Popeye, it was 10 minutes of removing nuts and installing and then tightening nuts. Should be easy on your car Dave.
What's the problem?
I have a NOS original and copied Part of it,the cradle is my idea. I also make a different bracket for top that works on trucks and depot hacks.
Royce, I found the problem. The license plate bracket got in the way. I guess I need a different bracket. Thank you for your input.
A friend realized that I did not have any cotter pins in the castle nuts. I took the shackles off and cleaned them. When I put them back on I had to use a 24 inch extension to tighten them up enough to put cotter pins in the holes.
With the gooseneck did you just use locknuts or something else to tighten it back up again? Castle nuts will never work. Thank you.
Originally At least some of the TWO CROSS BARS were much thinner, when the gooseneck was used. The gooseneck itself acted as two additional cross bars. If you are installing a gooseneck on your car for the first time you will have to find a pair of the thin cross bars or make them. That way you will have not problem with cotter pin holes.
Originally At least some of the TWO CROSS BARS were much thinner, when the gooseneck was used. The gooseneck itself acted as two additional cross bars. If you are installing a gooseneck on your car for the first time you will have to find a pair of the thin cross bars or make them. That way you will have no problem with cotter pin holes.