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Old 04-13-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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Baby moons???

I have a 1976 Ambassator in need of wheel covers (hubcaps). Is there any reason why I can simply buy some baby moons and use them? If so, does anyone know what size I need and where to find them?
It seems that the new style baby moons seem to attach with clips in the wheel. I seem to remember them clipping over those lumps on the outside edges.


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Old 04-13-2010, 04:42 PM   #2
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I went to a local used hupcap place where I could try out different baby moons until I got the ones that fit perfectly. Yup, they fit over those three bumps on the inner hump.


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Old 04-13-2010, 10:15 PM   #3
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I found some Silver Streak moons that fit on clips that I had on my wheels.

You can also go here. Wheel Vintiques - Accessories
Some one else did on this forum and I saved the link.

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If your wheels look like the one pictured in the attached post and have a 7-3/4" opening then vintage baby moon caps should fit.

I have seen them at: Airstream Hubcaps-Travel Trailer Wheel Covers AirStream Baby Moon Hubcaps-Retro Chevy


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Old 04-14-2010, 07:49 PM   #5
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Baby Moons

My wheels do not have the clips attached to secure the hubcap. My wheels have those humps (lugs) that grip the inside of the hubcap. I am encouraged to learn that some old style baby moons bought from a used hubcap shop fit perfectly. That is the route I will take to find them..

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Baby moons...OK, I couldn't help myself...
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