Wednesday, December 06, 2017

You know what? Somedays... somedays someone just pisses in my wheaties and has no idea they're pooping on the parade.

yesterday I posted this awesomeness... and "curious" who can't expose their real name to the internet, decided to jam stupid in my comments section and said:

"I do not believe that is a spare tire cover, but a covered tool tray. A spare tire would not stay in there by itself and there is no way to hold the tire in place. Additionally, that truck probably had 16" wheels and tires, and look how shallow the dip in the fender is; less than 8 or 10 inches of tire and an inch of the tire's tread would sit down in the concave"

Well, that pushed my button.

I replied " I will say this once.... 1936 Dodge Fore-Point half-ton pickup. Now, look it up, and quit wasting my time with your nonsense. Say: thank you, that's cool, you were right, I was wrong, and I'll not 2nd guess you without proof and a link.... and move on to enjoy the rest of the stuff I post."

What the hell is it about not knowing wtf you're talking about brings a person to open the door and toss a bucket of wet stupid on my shiny waxed floor?

1936 and 37 Dodge trucks:

you'll see that the hood louvers are even identical.


  1. "No way to hold the tire in place"...?
    There is a dirty great big piece of metal tube, about 3 inches round, that clamps into the chassis 'A' pillar body mounting bracket behind that spare. This tube then pokes through a round hole in the top of the fender, with a plate about 5 inch in diameter to support it like that. If you undo the clamp that holds it at the chassis, it will simply slip out through the top of the fender allowing you to fill in the blanks.

    But, when you swap out the chassis for a more modern one. None of this will be there anyway. The way the Ford bumper is mounted and the relocated rear fenders(longer wheelbase), hint to the body having been made to fit another frame. Perhaps one from under a later model Mopar with all the good engine and suspension stuff already in place? It runs a 360.

    Personally, I'm going to steal that cover idea for my '37 Dodge Roadster Ute. And make it lockable as open cars have very few safe places to stash stuff. The spare mounted up like that looks dicky and kinda distracting. So, having an old Plymouth fender laying around, I was going to clip out what I needed and weld it in. But with no aspirations to build it to win points, this is a much more useful trick for a truck that utilises what's already there.

    Thanks for the post.

    1. Welcome! It's what I do!

    2. sounds like a damn good idea for your 37!