27 fordor spare tire carrier question

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27 fordor spare tire carrier question

Post by bnchief » Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:35 am

On my 27 fordor the spare tire carrier wheel mounting plate is bent in slightly at the bottom I am thinking it should be flat.

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Re: 27 fordor spare tire carrier question

Post by DanTreace » Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:24 am

On that gooseneck rim carrier, the triangular plate should be flat.

But the plate is welded to the tube at a slight angle so the mounted tire on the rim won't hit the body.


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Re: 27 fordor spare tire carrier question

Post by NU2theT » Thu Apr 23, 2020 6:07 pm

Steven here are some pictures of my 26 fordor rear carrier with and with out the spare, hope it helps. If you need any more pictures I can post them for you.
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Re: 27 fordor spare tire carrier question

Post by bnchief » Fri Apr 24, 2020 1:36 pm

Thank you both i should have mentioned it is a wire wheel spare tire carrier, and that answers my question.


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Re: 27 fordor spare tire carrier question

Post by John Codman » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:49 am

My '27 touring car spare tire carrier appears identical to the Fordor carriers in the various photos, and mine came with wood wheels.

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Re: 27 fordor spare tire carrier question

Post by RajoRacer » Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:51 pm

Most likely scenario was that the carrier originally sported the split rim "Y" and was backed into something - with the leverage of the attached "Y", I would assume it would/could have bent the flat plate.


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Re: 27 fordor spare tire carrier question

Post by bnchief » Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:55 pm

Sounds exactly right.

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