I saw this car on the forum once and I really like the spare wood wheel mounted on the back. Is this simple to do? Is there a specific bracket for this available or would I have to make modifications to my current spare carrier that currently just holds a tire and rim?
Never seen that on a demountable. Wonder if they attached a front or rear wheel? And why would you? Just get five 21” wires...
Personally, I like 'the look'! With an upholstered cover surround to match the interior, it would be an appealing and classic 'finishing touch'. Yes, I am not of the "preservationist-purist" cult.
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Looks to me like it was done by someone who didn't realize that the rims were demountable so all they needed was an extra rim for a spare, not a rim and wheel, thus avoiding the front/rear question.
I think the idea is the wheel holds the spare rim/tire, not that the wheel would be used as a spare, front and back wheels being different. However, the extra weight on the spare tire bracket would require beefing up the inner trunk structure. The spare tire bracket itself could easily be made by welding a front axle spindle to the existing wire wheel spare tire bracket. The wire wheel bracket comes by removing the "Y" rim bracket from the spare tire bracket. That being said, I think it just looks wrong and advise against doing it.
I appreciate the input from everyone. I'll take the advice and stay away from doing it.
Interesting to see 23" clinchers on a 26-7 model. We do see the odd one in Australia.
Allan from down under.
If you have an extra wheel and you like the look, then why not. You will need to make an adapter plate to adapt the six bolts on the wheel to the three bolts on the 26/27 spare tire bracket. It should work fine with the 26/27 wood wheel.
I recently acquired a rear rear spare carrier which had a "factory" unit for a spare wood tire rim bolted to the three stud mounting plate for wire wheels. To convert from rim carrier to spare rim carrier simply required unbolting the Y rim carrier from the wire wheel plate with the proper three studs for mounting the wire wheel. Seems the same as described by Jeff Humble in this thread.