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Old 12-06-2017, 12:51 PM   #1
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I have seen pictures of metal spare tire covers in some very old publicity pictures of 1930/31 Model As so I assume they were supplied by ford. My question is as supplied by Ford was the outer part of the cover that covers the tread originally stainless (as is commonly available now )or chrome plated. I have seen both. Which is correct or were both correct? Anybody know positively? Thanks
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:03 PM   #2
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I have original covers on my Vicky and they are chrome plated. The side covers are painted black.
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Old 12-06-2017, 03:27 PM   #3
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In the yellow cover reprint of the Service Bulletins for April 1931 page 554 bottom page number 277 there is an illustration of the "New style metal tire cover" . I have the outer cover NOS the moulding is stainless steel not chrome plate . On the inside it has a small transfer in red and gold in an elongated oval marked "Made in Canada" . This was found in an old Ford dealerchip in Manchester England in upstairs storage when the building was being demolished along with several NOS fenders . I have been searching for years for the inner face plate but no luck yet .

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Old 12-06-2017, 08:54 PM   #4
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I have a metal cover on my deluxe delivery's side mount and on the rear mounted spare on my 31 sport coupe. Both are painted body color on the face plate with a black ring. They look very good , but are probably a pain to get off and store without damage in case of a flat.
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Old 12-07-2017, 09:06 AM   #5
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I have seen pictures of metal spare tire covers in some very old publicity pictures of 1930/31 Model As so I assume they were supplied by ford. My question is as supplied by Ford was the outer part of the cover that covers the tread originally stainless (as is commonly available now )or chrome plated. I have seen both. Which is correct or were both correct? Anybody know positively? Thanks
The metal tire cover (from the US) I believe you are referring to is the Lyon Cover, covered in the RG/JS as A-1395-C and A1395-D; all black enamel or black enamel face plate with Chrome outer cover. It states the the Stainless Steel versions are reproductions. The A-1395-E was the one with SS outer ring.

I have an original Canadian Lyon Cover made by Skinner Mfg of Ottawa, Ontario which was chrome plated face and outer cover. Enough to blind oncoming traffic.



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Old 12-07-2017, 10:51 AM   #6
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I put a repro tire cover (just the outer part) on the spare of my 29 tudor. While it was stainless, I painted it black because I thought it would look better along with the black trunk rack and the black steel trunk already on it.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:11 PM   #7
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In LIEU of a metal cover, we use those, mostly baggy, Vinyl Covers ! ! !
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