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Nitroflux 08-12-2017 01:08 PM

What are these hubcaps?
 
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Included is an image from the first 65 (64 1/2) that I owned, and it had hubcaps I LOVED. Now I have a different 65 with different hubcaps, and I want to change them out for the hubcaps on the previous car (which I no longer have). I don't know where to look or what to search for, and all I have is an old picture to go off of.... I would love some help tracking these down!

restodude 08-12-2017 01:14 PM

They are baby moon hubcaps. They were once very popular. Google them they are still available.


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Nitroflux 08-12-2017 01:18 PM

Thanks! That was the conclusion I had come to but I wanted a second opinion to make sure!

slim 08-12-2017 01:45 PM

Had those on my 46 with trim rings. Baby moons were one of the in things on custom and hot rods in the 50s and 60s....love em!

Nitroflux 08-12-2017 01:47 PM

I think they look SOOOO much better than my current standard caps. I like the small chrome look a lot.

slim 08-12-2017 02:47 PM

The 50s was the time when wheel covers became popular as opposed to hub caps. Olds covers were frequently stolen. By the 60s baby moons were becoming the cool look.

Mustangs and Torinos for several years were produced with small center caps. plain, the word on them or GT, then trim rings. I'm an old guy, preferred the little hub cap and trim ring since the 60s!

Nitroflux 08-12-2017 02:48 PM

What are these hubcaps?
 
The one I posted was plain with no writing and no ring, which is how I want it, now I just have to track a set down!

rhutt 08-12-2017 04:03 PM

Summit has 4 pages of Baby Moons and similar items.

Nitroflux 08-12-2017 04:04 PM

What are these hubcaps?
 
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Originally Posted by rhutt (Post 9249098)
Summit has 4 pages of Baby Moons and similar items.



I want to look locally before I go online is what I mean, building connections if at all possible where I can.

megansmustang 08-13-2017 12:06 AM

When I was young we called them "dog dish" hub caps. Is that the same as Baby Moon? The caps on my '50 Merc have straight sides and a flat front. I call them Baby Moon's. A dog dish is curved with no real sides.

Or is it the other way around?


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restodude 08-13-2017 10:10 AM

Dog dish caps were called that because that's what they looked like and were sometimes used for. They covered the wheel center and had relatively straight sides. They were stock on all kinds of makes and models. I believe the baby moons were strictly aftermarket and were smooth with no logo.


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Nitroflux 08-13-2017 10:47 AM

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Originally Posted by restodude (Post 9250650)
Dog dish caps were called that because that's what they looked like and were sometimes used for. They covered the wheel center and had relatively straight sides. They were stock on all kinds of makes and models. I believe the baby moons were strictly aftermarket and were smooth with no logo.


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The ones that were on the car in the picture had no logo

22GT 08-13-2017 11:45 AM

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One of the hottest Mustangs ever offered, the "135", had dog dish caps from the factory:

http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/at...ubcaps-135.jpg

Target 08-13-2017 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by restodude (Post 9250650)
Dog dish caps were called that because that's what they looked like and were sometimes used for. They covered the wheel center and had relatively straight sides. They were stock on all kinds of makes and models. I believe the baby moons were strictly aftermarket and were smooth with no logo.


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Nah. Poverty caps. :P

My buddy has a '70 Dart, factory 318/PS/Vinyl Top/Sublime, that has beat up poverty caps on it. I really like the look. It's work in progress but it used to be a pretty badass car.

http://i.imgur.com/oeTPABK.jpg


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