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Old 11-18-2013, 09:26 AM   #1
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Default 1933 Spare Tire Cover

Here's a dumb question, but I'll ask it anyway. On the '33 spare tire cover there is a rubber strip that runs around the perimeter and sits in the channel. Shouldn't that be glued in or some type of adhesive used to prevent it from falling off when trying to wrestle the outer band on?
Also, I have a freshly painted Potter Trunk mounted, and don't want to muck it all up with this tire cover. Wouldn't it be easier to seat the cover on the tire while laying flat on the ground, then attempt to fit the outer band on?

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Old 11-18-2013, 12:52 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1933 Spare Tire Cover

That rubber strip should be a tight fit and not require glue, but if it isn't a tight fit then glue makes sense. The only spare tire cover that is relatively easy to install is the '36 variety where the whole face plate assembly attached to the spare wheel bracket attached to the body. Otherwise the installation is certainly something of a challenge and yes, the face plate goes first followed by the outer band and if you're doing it yourself, about the only way it can be accomplished is with the wheel laying on a padded surface (not mounted on the bracket).
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