Author Topic: 1961 fabric spare tire cover  (Read 902 times)

Offline D.Smith

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1961 fabric spare tire cover
« on: February 29, 2016, 07:47:06 AM »
These were standard on the Fleetwood and Eldorados, a $7 option on these rest.

Why can't I find any for sale?  LOL

It is made of the same tweed looking fabric that the trunk is trimmed in so newer, more modern ones don't look right.

Anybody have a source for one?

Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 01:42:53 PM »
SMS sells the trunk lining fabric; get the fabric & have an upholstery shop make one up for you.
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Offline D.Smith

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016, 01:34:24 PM »
Thanks for the tip. 

Offline D.Smith

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 09:54:22 AM »
SMS sells the trunk lining fabric; get the fabric & have an upholstery shop make one up for you.

I spoke with SMS and they do sell the material for $75 a yard.   They said it will take 1.5 yards to make.  But they won't make one without one to duplicate.   

So I am back to looking for one.

Offline CR Patton II

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2016, 11:51:54 AM »


Hello Dave

Glad to read you are improving your Cadillac.  Have you considered contacting a CLC member with a similar model that lives near SMS to take their cover in for a measurement?
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Offline Barry M Wheeler #2189

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2016, 03:53:38 PM »
I have several of the "gray" ones if you can give me the measurements. Prefer E-mail rather than PM.
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Offline russ austin

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2016, 06:47:26 PM »
I have an original spare tire cover. Its in tattered condition, but usable for a pattern.
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Offline Eldo66

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 11:48:49 AM »

I too am looking for one of the grey tweed fabric spare tire covers for my 1966 model (have a bias ply Firestone tire, not a radial).

Barry, if you still have a decent one you would sell, please contact me.

Thanks,
P. Nesbitt
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Offline willits

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2017, 01:59:31 AM »
Maybe try this in the 15F GM waffle:

http://www.profitautointeriors.com/products/TIRE-COVER-15/332555/11431.html

I have one coming for my '61 but I won't see it for a few months as its being sent as part of a larger shipment.   

For the price I figured is worth a try. 

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Offline Eldo66

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2017, 08:33:34 AM »

Thanks for the suggestion - I have contacted ProFit for a sample of their fabric.  Hopefully it will offer a viable alternative to SMS' trunk lining fabric @ $75/yard.  My sister-in-law is willing to sew the cover.

P. Nesbitt
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Offline D.Smith

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2017, 09:15:32 AM »
The 61 trunk material is very unusual.   Grey tweed with gold metallic threads, red, blue and green threads as well.

The reproduction trunk kit I saw was just grey tweed with blue threads only. 

Offline Eldo66

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Re: 1961 fabric spare tire cover
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2017, 08:08:28 AM »

That's interesting.  My 1971 Cadillac parts book shows only one part number for the trunk lining, and for the spare tire cover as well, covering all years 1961 through 1966.  Could reflect a later consolidation. 

Here is a picture of an original 1966 trunk and the tire cover, along with a picture of the tweed fabric currently being offered by SMS.  Still waiting for ProFit Auto to send me a sample before I move forward. 

Regards,
P. Nesbitt

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