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Old 03-24-2013, 09:30 PM   #1
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Hubcaps for 1968 Ambassador

Does anybody have a picture? My Ambassador came with Chevy hubcaps and I would like to find 4 original ones...
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Does anybody have a picture? My Ambassador came with Chevy hubcaps and I would like to find 4 original ones...
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Should you manage to find 4 original 1968 hub caps, you may not want to use them.

You can sell them for a small fortune, since they have been history for over 40 years.

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Really don't think you will have luck finding "origional" hubcaps, but JC Whitney has some pretty good reproduction babymoons. I have a set for my 64 Bambi II.
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Hubcaps for 1968 Ambassador

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Does anybody have a picture? My Ambassador came with Chevy hubcaps and I would like to find 4 original ones...
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Airstream restorers don't tend to be quite as precise about such things as wheel covers as vintage auto enthusiasts, but the following are some of the possibilities:

The wheel cover below is the one that would have been utilized on Airstreams a few years newer than yours (1970s):



The wheel cover below was more typical for the 1966 through 1968 Airstreams:



Another choice for just about any Airstream through the 1970s would be baby moons with beauty rings:



While I don't believe that they were ever officially offered by Airstream, the following wheel cover is often seen on Vintage Airstreams:



Good luck with your investigation!

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If you have clips on the inside edge yoiu probably want baby moons like these: Airstream Hubcaps-Travel Trailer Wheel Covers AirStream Baby Moon Hubcaps-Retro Chevy
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Thanks everybody for your extensive feedback. I think that I will stick to the baby moon caps as they seem to be widely available.
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