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Old 06-04-2012, 09:57 AM   #15
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I think for those baby moons to work you need the old style rims with the clips on them. Does everyone here have that style? The newer rims will not fit the old style baby moons.
I do have the older style with 3 clips. The diameter seemed to match, but the clips are waaaay too stiff.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #16
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Check out JC Whitney, they have several different styles of Baby Moons. That is where the PO of my trailer bought them.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:46 AM   #17
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I am drooling over these pics, I just love baby moons. Sadly, they would be out if place on our airstream since it is a 1989. Someday I will bet a great vintage one, and the baby moons will be my favorite part!
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:09 PM   #18
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As an alternative this style would work. They sell press on type but the Deuz fasteners would be the best long term solution.

I have seen it of a few vintage trailers and it looks good. real good.

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I bet that would look nice!
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After 4 tries, went with these (e-bay), very happy with them........toastie
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Old 06-17-2012, 10:53 AM   #20
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The pic above is of a full moon. Pictured here is a baby moon. I found a pair on ebay from a racing equipment supply outfit. They came with specific installation instructions to keep from denting them. I put a dab of grease on the wheel nubs just in case. They snapped on with a satisfying "thunk". 200 miles later they are holding tight.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:09 PM   #21
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Toastie, do you balance your tires? If yes, how do those work with the weights?
Antique Peddler, I want to ask you the same since I see a beauty ring in place.
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Old 06-17-2012, 12:11 PM   #22
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I do have the older style with 3 clips. The diameter seemed to match, but the clips are waaaay too stiff.
the pointy end of a tire iron bends them inward and a hammer bends them outward. It just takes some messing with getting the spacing just right...
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the pointy end of a tire iron bends them inward and a hammer bends them outward. It just takes some messing with getting the spacing just right...
Thanks!

I ended up hammering slowly with a layer of foam on each side to avoid scratching, and flattened the bead by about 1/16" all around so that they fit with that satisfying thud.
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I have the original wheels with the clips on them. I have the baby moons from Hubcap Mikes and they work great.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:02 AM   #25
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I know a photo would prove what I am saying, but I am having camera issues....
I painted up my original rims in burgandy to match the tongue, bumper, and steps to the awning. I put on the new baby moons from Mikes, and I am blown away by the look. I also threw on some new Carlisles to dress it all out.
The baby moons from Mike's are like no others I have put my hands on. They are extremmly thick and solid stainless steel. I have a rather large hub cap collection and none of the hub caps, even the ones from the 1940's have this kind of weight to them.
Who ever made the original recommendation to look toward Mike's, THANK YOU!!!!!
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Toastie, do you balance your tires? If yes, how do those work with the weights?
Antique Peddler, I want to ask you the same since I see a beauty ring in place.
Yes, here is a picture showing the weight.......toastie
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