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macedon
Posted 2019-03-02 12:02 PM (#578764)
Subject: spare tire cover question



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What is the small hole at the edge of the cover for?



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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-02 12:18 PM (#578766 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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Probably just an easier way to hang it to paint it. Holding it at the center creates a problem because the air from the gun can cause it to move around too much.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-02 7:10 PM (#578791 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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By the way, does anyone reproduce those covers? I have about 8 cars that all need one.
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-03-02 7:23 PM (#578792 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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Not to my knowledge and there were at least THREE styles. 1. Tiny hole (shown) 2. single large hole ('57 Chrysler and Impl) 3. Multiple hole ('58 and later cars)
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-02 9:58 PM (#578796 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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Do you have a picture of this multiple hole version?
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-03-03 8:51 AM (#578803 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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Should, let me find..........



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macedon
Posted 2019-03-03 9:13 AM (#578805 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: RE: spare tire cover question



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This was what I found in my 62 Imperial



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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-03-03 9:15 AM (#578806 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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From '58 up the multi-hole never changed to my knowledge.
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Powerflite
Posted 2019-03-03 10:14 AM (#578807 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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Interesting, thanks. Any idea why the holes on 2 of them are offset from the center of the pie piece? It almost seems that they might have been concerned about air passage from the center of the tire. But even so, the large holes are overkill if that was the purpose. The '58-up version still has the smaller hole in it too.
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macedon
Posted 2019-03-03 11:43 AM (#578810 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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Well I noticed this. There seems to be a condensation problem. My 57 De Soto had rust on the tire where the cover sat on it. There is a rubber ring that is on the edge of the cover. Perhaps the holes were intended to let moisture escape??
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StillOutThere
Posted 2019-03-03 4:29 PM (#578824 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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Yes, now that "rubber ring" edging the circumference of the metal cover almost ALWAYS broke (age shrinkage) and got thrown away. I sent one to Goers eons ago and he eventually reproduced the extrusion. Your mentioning it should remind everyone it should be there. Now, does the new Goers vendor still stock this??
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Viper Guy
Posted 2019-03-03 4:43 PM (#578826 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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I just used electrical tape and made my own. Can’t notice the difference unless you really look for it.
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macedon
Posted 2019-03-03 6:33 PM (#578831 - in reply to #578764)
Subject: Re: spare tire cover question



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I was actually able to remove that edge rubber ring and reinstall after painting the cover. Held my breath the entire time.
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