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Baby Moon Hubcaps

Postby Georgeandpat » Fri Oct 28, 2005 2:16 pm

I have the HF 1800# trailer frame and really didn't care for the look of the "Tacoma" rims. This past week I purchased some Baby Moon hubcaps on E-Bay that have an 8-1/4" diameter. Even though I haven't yet decided how I want to install them I taped one in place and couldn't believe the difference it made in the teardrop's appearance. With the Baby Moons covering those triangular holes in the rims the trailer has the more retro look I am after. I know other members have expressed interest in doing this so I will let you know how it goes and post some pictures. George.
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Postby vairman » Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:29 pm

I love baby moon hubcaps... I just purchased 2 from Auto Zone to go on my tear.. and only $10.29 each...
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I love the retro Look

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Postby Normspeed » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:37 am

Baby moons are great. Baby moons with beauty rings, even better. I've had a heck of a time finding baby moons to fit mine. They are the same layout as an early mopar or hudson or kaiser cap, but need to be real deep to clear my wheel bearing caps. I had a pair and lost one, so for now I modified an old hudson cap using a 2 1/8" hole saw. Came out pretty good but not a baby moon. Looks kinda retro for sure.
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Postby Georgeandpat » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:08 am

I hear you about the need for the caps to be deep enough to clear the wheel bearings. That was a concern of mine but I lucked out. Greg, I just saw your picture- that's what I'm talking about! Very retro.
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Postby vairman » Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:22 am

The Auto Zone caps are fairly deep they have a 1" flat shoulder before they round over.. and come in 8", 9" and 10" sizes

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Postby Loader » Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:43 am

Greg, How do they attach to the HF wheels? Any mods needed?
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Postby mikeschn » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:53 pm

Gorilla glue! :lol:

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Postby toypusher » Sat Oct 29, 2005 8:02 pm

mikeschn wrote:Gorilla glue! :lol:

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So much for repacking the bearings! :lol:
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Postby Georgeandpat » Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:32 pm

Loader, Today I drilled and tapped four 1/4-20 bolt holes spaced evenly(and exactly)in the HF rims and inserted pan head bolts. I left about a 1/8" gap between the bolt heads and the rim. The baby moon snapped in place over the bolt heads. I'm having a little trouble editing my photos so I'll post them tomorrow. George.
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Postby Loader » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:33 am

Thanks George! I figured there had to be another way besides Mike's suggetion of Gorilla Glue!

Not quite ready for wheel covers yet, however gotta plan ahead! 8)

I finished the building floor this weekend, now to undercoat it, and mount it to the trailer.
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Postby Georgeandpat » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:50 pm

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Postby toypusher » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:55 pm

George,

They look great! I think that I would paint the wheels black or the blue to match your frame. Should look super.
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Postby vairman » Mon Oct 31, 2005 12:58 pm

Looks Great!!

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Postby roger-c » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:05 pm

Georgeanpat
Looks super! :applause: Where did you buy them? I might want to get a set for my Tear.

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Postby roger-c » Mon Oct 31, 2005 8:30 pm

sorry I just read your first post and it told me what I wanted to know.

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