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Old 06-06-2017, 08:31 PM   #1
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Default Where can I buy a fabric 5:50 x 18" tire cover?

Where can I buy a fabric tire cover for the rear mounted spare on my '32 5 window. I have some cool graphics in mind to put on it. Jim in San Jose
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Try a local upholstery shop or a boat cover shop. Some old timer will probably be able to help you
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v8nut, I think I have what you need. It's in storage. It's 1970s repo and tan in color with ford logo in center. If your interested, send a PM and I will dig it up and get u some pics
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I got mine from Summit Racing....You'll need to provide the outside diameter of the tire on the wheel you have....
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Default Re: Where can I buy a fabric 5:50 x 18" tire cover?

I had a local upholsterer make one out of a weather resistant fabric to fit mine. works great.
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Why not buy a model A tire cover and have it modified 1" to fit??? You already stated you have some "graphic's" in mind (I'm sure not a "stock") so have a 19" tire cover shortened 1" by an interior shop!!! It may fit well enough even before you have it shortened!!! Plus it has the Ford Oval (if you were wanting that) too!!!
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Thanks everybody for your suggestions. I want to put a "Roar with Gilmore" gas logo with the Lion on it. I saw one years ago and it looked great to me. Thanks again. Jim
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Old 06-07-2017, 08:09 PM   #8
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Robert,

If his 5.50 x 18 tire is B.F. Goodrich it is unlikely a Model A cover will fit as those are BIG tires compared to other 5.50s such as Firestone.

I believe that LeBaron Bonney offers fabric tire covers as well.
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