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Old 04-29-2019, 08:31 AM   #1
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I am restoring a 30 CCPU. It came to me with a passenger side side mount spare only. All of the other 30 CCPU's I have seen have a drivers side spare. Could mine have possibly come from the factory this way or is it a mash-up of parts? Thanks.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:39 AM   #2
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I think it is not authentic. I have never seen or read about one with a RH spare.
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Old 04-29-2019, 08:51 AM   #3
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Is the mounted to the frame with bolts (maybe dealer installed or later "restorer"?) or riveted from the factory? My '31 RDPU has a drivers side mount.

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Old 04-29-2019, 09:02 AM   #4
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My understanding is that the pickups had the spare on the drivers side in case they wanted to mount a ladder rack on the passenger side. Almost assuredly done after market but could have been done for a specific purpose some owner had in mind.
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Old 04-29-2019, 10:35 AM   #5
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Look at pictures of old phone company trucks.They had ladders mounted on the left,with spare tires mounted on the right.I worked on a 29 truck that was ex phone company,it has a riveted right mounted spare.
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Old 04-29-2019, 11:03 AM   #6
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I agree with Keith True . It could be a telephone truck , especially being as the bracket is riveted to the frame . Telephone trucks probably came from the factory with right hand mounted spare tire brackets .
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