What are these hubcaps? - Vintage Mustang Forums
 1Likes
  • 1 Post By 22GT
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Nitroflux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 12
Garage
What are these hubcaps?

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!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg FullSizeRender.jpg (48.6 KB, 106 views)



Pic is of my second Mustang I got at 17 - a 65 project for me and my Dad.

Door Tag: 65A 5 26 100 22 2 6

Warranty Number: 5T07T139795

- DFTBA -
Nitroflux is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 01:14 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Stroudsburg PA
Posts: 813
They are baby moon hubcaps. They were once very popular. Google them they are still available.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Mild 302
T-5
Global West arms
TCP Strut Rods
Wilwood Ft. Discs
235/45/17 ft
275/40/17 rear
Always a work in progress

63 Falcon Ragtop
New project for my honey
Hers to my His, er...Hers
restodude is offline  
post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Nitroflux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 12
Garage
Thanks! That was the conclusion I had come to but I wanted a second opinion to make sure!



Pic is of my second Mustang I got at 17 - a 65 project for me and my Dad.

Door Tag: 65A 5 26 100 22 2 6

Warranty Number: 5T07T139795

- DFTBA -
Nitroflux is offline  
 
post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 01:45 PM
(actually Slim Jr now)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 24,597
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!


My '64 1/2 vert. Ordered May '64. D code 4 speed, handling package, caspian blue, accent group, Ford blue manual top.

'68 vert. driver. Owned since Apr '78. C code AT, AC, PS, P disc B, PT lime gold, standard black interior and top. NOS RF fender and left quarter.New top and folding glass.
slim is offline  
post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 01:47 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Nitroflux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 12
Garage
I think they look SOOOO much better than my current standard caps. I like the small chrome look a lot.



Pic is of my second Mustang I got at 17 - a 65 project for me and my Dad.

Door Tag: 65A 5 26 100 22 2 6

Warranty Number: 5T07T139795

- DFTBA -
Nitroflux is offline  
post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 02:47 PM
(actually Slim Jr now)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SE Wisconsin
Posts: 24,597
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!
slim is offline  
post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Nitroflux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 12
Garage
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!



Pic is of my second Mustang I got at 17 - a 65 project for me and my Dad.

Door Tag: 65A 5 26 100 22 2 6

Warranty Number: 5T07T139795

- DFTBA -
Nitroflux is offline  
post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 04:03 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Santa Clarita,CA
Posts: 1,228
Summit has 4 pages of Baby Moons and similar items.


'66 GT Fastback, 302, Edelbrock Top End, Sniper EFI/Aeromotive, MSD, JBA Headers & 2.5" Exhaust, T5Z, Currie 3.55 Trac-Loc
rhutt is online now  
post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-12-2017, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Nitroflux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 12
Garage
What are these hubcaps?

Quote:
Originally Posted by rhutt View Post
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.



Pic is of my second Mustang I got at 17 - a 65 project for me and my Dad.

Door Tag: 65A 5 26 100 22 2 6

Warranty Number: 5T07T139795

- DFTBA -
Nitroflux is offline  
post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 12:06 AM
Senior Member
 
megansmustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Saginaw Bay City Michigan
Posts: 172
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?


- My wife and I were deciding which of us would get altimer's first . . we've forgot want we decided.
megansmustang is offline  
post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 09:13 AM
Senior Member
 
2nd 66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New York
Posts: 9,650
Garage
I used to have a set of these on a 65 Fairlane

https://www.google.com/search?q=ford...Aja-z2cf36REM:

Wish I kept that car


Brad
2nd 66 is offline  
post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 10:10 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Stroudsburg PA
Posts: 813
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


Mild 302
T-5
Global West arms
TCP Strut Rods
Wilwood Ft. Discs
235/45/17 ft
275/40/17 rear
Always a work in progress

63 Falcon Ragtop
New project for my honey
Hers to my His, er...Hers
restodude is offline  
post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 10:47 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Nitroflux's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 12
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by restodude View Post
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


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



Pic is of my second Mustang I got at 17 - a 65 project for me and my Dad.

Door Tag: 65A 5 26 100 22 2 6

Warranty Number: 5T07T139795

- DFTBA -
Nitroflux is offline  
post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 11:45 AM
Senior Member
 
22GT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Southeastern Pennsylvania
Posts: 33,854
One of the hottest Mustangs ever offered, the "135", had dog dish caps from the factory:

Attached Images
File Type: jpg 135.jpg (74.1 KB, 53 views)
Nitroflux likes this.

Amateur restorer. Well, sometimes I have been paid for it. But not right now.

Last edited by 22GT; 08-13-2017 at 11:48 AM.
22GT is offline  
post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2017, 10:29 PM
Senior Member
 
Target's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: California
Posts: 1,668
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by restodude View Post
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.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Nah. Poverty caps.

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.


1967 Mustang w/ 302 4bbl - Build Thread
1967 Galaxie Wagon w/ 289 2bbl
1972 Honda CL350 - Parked since 1978 in a barn.
1976 Triumph Bonneville

Currently an Automotive Restoration Student at McPherson College.
Target is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Vintage Mustang Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome