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Old 11-18-2020, 01:34 PM   #1
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Default What is the purpose of this?

Can someone tell my what is the purpose of the spare tire hub cap opening on a 36 humpback for? Its a pretty elaborate set up, something must go in there.
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Old 11-18-2020, 01:38 PM   #2
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Keyed lock cylinder so the no goods can't steal your spare.
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Keyed lock cylinder so the no goods can't steal your spare.
Welllll.............that's just the 'honest' "no-goods". The REAL "no-goods" just snatch the whole car! DD
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This is the lock mechanism that you are looking for. There is a spring and a lock ring you will also need.
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:16 PM   #5
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The spring and lock ring may still be in place as it appears that someone drilled out the lock cylinder with a very big drill bit or repeatedly with a smaller drill bit. Ouch!
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:52 PM   #6
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Welllll.............that's just the 'honest' "no-goods". The REAL "no-goods" just snatch the whole car! DD
Good point, coopman!!
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Old 11-18-2020, 06:58 PM   #7
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Good news, there are few slimeballs who would be interested in stealing a wide 5 wheel lurking the parking lots these days.

My initial reaction to your original question was "To frustrate the heck out of you, before you get to the fun of the spare-tire-ring circus."
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1936 Ford Spare Wheel and Tyre Cover with the Hubcap in open position showing the Lock.
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And what is that big spring for on the tire carrier?
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Old 11-19-2020, 09:48 PM   #10
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That mounting plate is not for 36 wide five spare carriers. Looks like 35. Is that a spring or bolt? Whichever, I cannot see its purpose.
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Old 11-20-2020, 09:29 AM   #11
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That mounting plate is not for 36 wide five spare carriers. Looks like 35.

It looks like a 36 wide 5 that has been modified to hold 5 x 5 1/2 wheels to me.
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