1936 Terraplane side mounts
In 1936 there seems to be a lot of misunderstandings on the subject of spare tire side mounts. I will tell you what I know, let me know what I missed, so we can all understand the topic.
The 1936 Terraplane, if it had a side mount, would have been opposite the driver. So most side mounts you see are on the right side of the car. More rare was the dual side mount. Once in a great while you see a right hand drive car with a left side mount. Although, that is even more rare than duals. Bottom line, left side spare tire mounts are hard to find. I've had people tell me the individual pieces are interchangeable from side to side. NOT true. In fact, the only part that can be changed from one side to the other, without modification, is the shaft and little arm that comes out of the cowl. EVERYTHING else is a mirror image. If you are talking Hudson in '36, the little arm that comes out of the cowl is also NOT interchange from side to side. The Terraplane cowl arm is a sharp 90 degree angle and is interchangeable from one side to the other. The Hudson is a graceful curve to a 90 and not interchangeable from side to side.
I just got done installing a left side mount. So I will give you all of the details, ….while I still remember.
First off, 1934 and '35 are the same. 1936 is all on it's own, and '37 is different. We are just talking 1936 here. Hudson and Terraplane are not the same in 1936.