Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-04-2012, 09:44 AM   #1
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,459
Baby Moons

Having a ruff time finding baby moons to fit trailer rim Dexstar 15 x 6 JJ. I have the chrome trim ring’s that works but having problems finding the baby moon, 10 1/8" I.D. will not work. Would the 10 3/16” I.D. or the 10 1/4” I.D. work?..........This will make my third attempt

toastie
__________________

__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 10:26 AM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Lumatic's Avatar

 
1971 25' Tradewind
1993 34' Excella
Currently Looking...
Estancia , New Mexico
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 6,642
Images: 16
Blog Entries: 1
Are they the original rims? If they are lot of hub caps from that era will work such as Chevy. Watch ebay.
__________________

__________________
Sail on silver girl. Sail on by. Your time has come to shine.
Lumatic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 10:47 AM   #3
Site Team
 
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,940
Images: 59
I found that Baby Moons from etrailer.com work OK, you may need to adjust the rolled lip a little with a hammer, or a seam roller if you have one. The were a little tight out of the box. Maybe there was too much paint on the wheels.
They rust out if you don't wax them. They're inexpensive, about $15 each.
Here are the part numbers for the wheel and inside the baby moons.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Tires 014.jpg
Views:	184
Size:	62.0 KB
ID:	152521  
Attached Images
  
__________________
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 10:51 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lumatic View Post
Are they the original rims? If they are lot of hub caps from that era will work such as Chevy. Watch ebay.
The Dexstar rims are brand new and the 10 1/8" should have worked but they don't. The company sold baby moons with the rims and they could not make it work, my guess is that Dexstar changed something.

toastie
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by markdoane View Post
I found that Baby Moons from etrailer.com work OK, you may need to adjust the rolled lip a little with a hammer, or a seam roller if you have one. The were a little tight out of the box. Maybe there was too much paint on the wheels.
They rust out if you don't wax them. They're inexpensive, about $15 each.
Here are the part numbers for the wheel and inside the baby moons.
Was your 10 1/8" I.D.................thanks
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
CLOUDSPLITTER "Tahawas"
 
ROBERT CROSS's Avatar

 
2003 25' Classic
Zanadude Nebula , WNY
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 11,153
Images: 1
Thumbs up

Should be able to find something here....

Thought the "smoothie" looks pretty good too!!

Bob
__________________
PFC.....

“After all these years the reason I continue to love Thanksgiving.....I still sit at the kids table.”
RLC

Sandra wanted to go to Cleveland on vacation,
but I’m the Husband, so we went to Cleveland.
RLC
ROBERT CROSS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #7
3 Rivet Member
 
alclad's Avatar
 
1961 16' Bambi
Wilmington , DE
Join Date: Sep 2008
Posts: 133
Images: 46
maybe here:

1306 Excalibur 14" & 15" Wheel Baby Moon Hub Cap 10.125"ID
__________________
alclad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by alclad View Post
10.125 will not work....... thanks
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 11:50 AM   #9
Site Team
 
, Minnesota
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 6,940
Images: 59
Quote:
Originally Posted by toastie View Post
Was your 10 1/8" I.D.................thanks
Actual measurement is 10 1/4. I don't know if eTrailer still sells these exact baby moons.
I have another baby moon I bought from a local junk shop that is 10 1/8, but it was made on a different press. The sidewall is a different height. So that proves to me that there are two different manufacturers.

The ones I have needed to be opened up slightly. I hammered the bead down by about .025", so I know they weren't originally 10 1/8. They may originally have been just slightly under 10 1/4".
__________________
markdoane is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 12:01 PM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
Aspirations's Avatar
 
Sonoma/Napa Wine Country , Northern California
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 59
We did the same baby moon search last month, 2 strikes & called Jackson Center. They gave us a part number that linked the '07 Winick Bambi wheel/hub, we then had to order through a dealer & have them drop ship-but they worked! Ordered 2 to have a spare for next time (sad reality), total with shipping was about $50.
__________________
Aspirations is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-04-2012, 02:52 PM   #11
Rivet Master
 
toastie's Avatar
 
Currently Looking...
1955 22' Safari
Great Lake State , .
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,459
Quote:
Originally Posted by markdoane View Post
Actual measurement is 10 1/4. I don't know if eTrailer still sells these exact baby moons.
I have another baby moon I bought from a local junk shop that is 10 1/8, but it was made on a different press. The sidewall is a different height. So that proves to me that there are two different manufacturers.

The ones I have needed to be opened up slightly. I hammered the bead down by about .025", so I know they weren't originally 10 1/8. They may originally have been just slightly under 10 1/4".
Thanks Mark, this is the info that I'm looking for, going to try
the 10 3/16" I.D. instead of the 10 1/4", hope it works with the 6 lug.

10 3/16" CHROME STEEL BABY MOON HUBCAPS WHEEL COVERS | eBay

toastie
__________________
toastie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 01:38 AM   #12
Rivet Master
 
worldinchaos's Avatar
 
1959 17' Pacer
Long Beach , California
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 920
Quote:
Originally Posted by toastie View Post
Thanks Mark, this is the info that I'm looking for, going to try
the 10 3/16" I.D. instead of the 10 1/4", hope it works with the 6 lug.

10 3/16" CHROME STEEL BABY MOON HUBCAPS WHEEL COVERS | eBay

toastie
Hey I bought these same ones, and have been trying to adjust the lip enough to fit, but I don't want to damage them....

Any tips or tricks?
__________________
- Peter (and Marie)
TAC CA-15

1959 Pacer 18' Renovation - Knight in Shining Armor

Our Adventure Blog - Documenting our backpacking, hiking, camping, and Airstreaming
(still updating, haven't gotten to the Airstream trips yet)
worldinchaos is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 04:48 AM   #13
Restorations done right
Commercial Member
 
Frank's Trailer Works's Avatar
 
1962 26' Overlander
1961 26' Overlander
Vintage Kin Owner
Currently Looking...
Baltimore , Maryland
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 5,547
Images: 2
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.
Frank's Trailer Works is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2012, 07:55 AM   #14
Rivet Master
 
safari62's Avatar
 
1962 22' Safari
1957 22' Custom
Vacationland , Maine
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 922
Images: 43
http://www.streetrodderweb.com/tech/1101sr_installing_moon_discs/index.html

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.


Gary
__________________

__________________
wbcci #3363
VAC - Region 1 vintage Club rep
New England unit
safari62 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moons on our Retromobile - Have a look Eaglemate Exterior Restoration Forum 6 07-21-2012 09:40 AM
Here are some pics of my dirty baby starcraft Airstream Lifestyle 3 02-11-2012 07:42 PM
Baby/Bathwater question tphan Off Topic Forum 4 01-23-2012 12:25 PM
Lucy Baby :: 1967 Airstream Overlander Lucy Baby 67 Airstream Registry Discussions 0 01-02-2012 10:43 PM
Bought my very first Airstream today, its a bouncing baby '85 29ft Sovereign :-) Stonew98 Member Introductions 18 11-26-2011 09:20 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:57 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.