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Old 02-23-2010, 09:25 PM
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Default '58 Spare Tire Cover source needed

I apologize for this not being especially technical...

I bought a trunk kit from Mac's in 2005. It matched the original material perfectly and fit very well.

After seeing some photos of other trunks, I realized a spare tire cover would really improve the appearance of things. I finally called Mac's recently and ordered one. They told me they were not sure of the color match but that I could return it if I was not happy.

I got it today. The coloring is off but I also found that the pattern does not match - the one I got today is an enlarged copy of the original. So I am going to send it back and start over.

Basic question: does anyone have a vendor that they like for the reproduction of the trunk kit??

The trunk is otherwise nice - I made an oak toolbox to hide the tools, and the rest of the upholstery looks fine.

thanks!

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Old 02-23-2010, 09:40 PM
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Hey John,
Are you wanting to replace the whole set or just the spare tire cover?
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Old 02-23-2010, 09:53 PM
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I'm just trying to get a cover. I replaced the rest of it in 2005.
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:05 PM
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Hey John,
Concours Parts, Larry's Thunderbird and Mustang Parts and Pat Wilson's Thunderbird all have spare tire covers.
Is there anyway you cut a piece off your trunk mat or side boards and send it to them to match it up?
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Old 02-23-2010, 10:44 PM
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That would be easy as I kept the original material when I removed it from the trunk...

Concour's on-line catalogue lists one (58-9) but no photo so I guess I will try contacting them and maybe mail a chunk. Wilson's on-line catalogue ...well...leaves something to be desired.

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Old 02-24-2010, 06:49 PM
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John as an alternative to the matching cover, I ordered some specially made covers from BobM for both the 58 & the 60. Bob's daughter's make the covers by their company ( mine are black and have the cars nicknames Maggie & Max embroidered in white. They are actually quite nice and dress up the trunk area very nicely. There was a thread and some posts last year or fall of 08, if you want to read. Concours there not but ???????
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