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Old 04-13-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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As a new owner of a 1972 Overlander I'm trying to find a set of hubcaps for the 15 inch wheels. The wheels had nothing on them when I purchased it. The wheels appear to have had some type of "baby moon-poverty caps" on them due to showing some sort of retention clips on the wheels for such. I have found that the several full 15 inch car hubcap sets I have tried will not work due to the center hub bearing cap sticking out further than a car. Any suggestions from the community would be appreciated. I would like to put something on it that keeps with the styling. What other's have done would be great advice. Thank you all again for this forum. Drew.
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Old 04-13-2012, 08:33 PM   #2
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Greetings Drew!

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As a new owner of a 1972 Overlander I'm trying to find a set of hubcaps for the 15 inch wheels. The wheels had nothing on them when I purchased it. The wheels appear to have had some type of "baby moon-poverty caps" on them due to showing some sort of retention clips on the wheels for such. I have found that the several full 15 inch car hubcap sets I have tried will not work due to the center hub bearing cap sticking out further than a car. Any suggestions from the community would be appreciated. I would like to put something on it that keeps with the styling. What other's have done would be great advice. Thank you all again for this forum. Drew.
Your 1972 may have had baby moon style hubcaps originally, but a very popular option was a full wheelcover like the ones that were on my '64 Overlander for many years. These wheelcovers were fitted on my Overlander in the mid-to-late 1970s when its split rims were switched to solid steel wheels. You can see these wheelcovers in the photo below . . . these wheelcovers are often offered for sale in the Forum classified as well as on E-Bay.



Locating baby moon style hubcaps that will fit your wheels may be as challenging if not moreso than finding a set of the wheelcovers.

Good luck with your coach!

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Old 04-13-2012, 08:46 PM   #3
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Thank you for the information. I can see as in your picture provided they would work out great. I will check Ebay further. Drew.
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:13 PM   #4
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I am a new owner of a 72 and need one of these hubcaps. Rich
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:48 PM   #5
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I am desperate for 2 of these hubcaps. If anyone sees them on eBay. Post to this thread PLEASE!!!
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:05 PM   #6
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I think vintage trailer supply has them. you can also get some baby moons here.
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Old 06-16-2012, 05:41 AM   #7
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Not exactly. I really want the original 70s style. I have to watch eBay
More closely.
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Old 06-16-2012, 06:28 AM   #8
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Not exactly. I really want the original 70s style. I have to watch eBay
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I usually ignore posts looking for these but you used the word desperate - and we can't be having any desperate members.

I have 8 or 9 of them in storage. There are 6 I'm not willing to part with. The others (they were purchased in sets and pairs) are a little rough. If I remember them they have curb scuffs and some dings that would need massaged out. Probably would grade acceptable. Don't get to the storage unit that often but, if your interested, I'll get you a pic next time I'm there.
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Thank you!!!!! I am definitely interested. Ole Haily is far from perfect but almost everything is original.
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Keep in mind that with the wheels balanced not all full cover hub caps work. It also takes the retainer clips to hold the baby moons in place.
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Our '66 came with full Ford wheel covers. I'm not anti Ford but this is an AIRSTREAM! I have tandem axles which means 4 wheels plus a spare. Ok, I don't need a cap for the spare BUT of the 5 wheels 3 had the clips for the baby moons. After a short search I discovered the full moon wheel covers which looks very good on our Trade Wind and reminded me of my first car...a '48 Ford. I 'customized' that with moon wheel covers, very popular in the mid '50s.

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Old 06-19-2012, 06:05 AM   #12
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Keep in mind that with the wheels balanced not all full cover hub caps work. It also takes the retainer clips to hold the baby moons in place.
Thanks Frank. Have a great time at the bash!
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