which tire iron?
fireguyfire
Posted 2017-10-01 12:40 PM (#549529)
Subject: which tire iron?


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I am fully disassembling my 58 chrysler and am just about ready to pull the body off of the frame.
Stuck down in the trunk extensions in the trunk I found 2 different tire irons rusting away down there.
They are the same except for the bend angle towards the head.
Does anyone know which one would be factory correct for my car? Small detail I know but since I can I might as well bead blast and repaint the correct one for eventual reuse.





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56D500boy
Posted 2017-10-01 1:36 PM (#549535 - in reply to #549529)
Subject: RE: which tire iron?



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My quick answer would be neither. They are both too corroded.

But if you must, the one with the least amount of rust. Forget the angle issue.

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fireguyfire
Posted 2017-10-01 1:44 PM (#549537 - in reply to #549529)
Subject: Re: which tire iron?


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The top one will clean up nice; not so much for the bottom one
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57chizler
Posted 2017-10-01 4:01 PM (#549544 - in reply to #549529)
Subject: RE: which tire iron?



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And, of course, be sure the hex end fits your lug nuts.........could be from a GM or Ford with 13/16" lug nuts.
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fireguyfire
Posted 2017-10-03 7:44 AM (#549668 - in reply to #549529)
Subject: Re: which tire iron?


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great point
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