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Old 04-13-2010, 06:39 PM   #1
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I tried some chrome beauty rings on my 71 original wheels. Couldn't get them to stay on. Anybody else try them?
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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are those like hubcaps?
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Old 04-13-2010, 07:48 PM   #3
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Beauty rings are measured by the depth of the wheel inset - see below. Are they continuous spring clips? I was at the factory again today - they have rings with the continuous spring clips.

TRIM RINGS FOR STANDARD AND RALLY-STYLE STEEL WHEELS - JCWhitney
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are those like hubcaps?
Rodney,
I would not expect a whippersnapper like yourself to know about beauty rings. They are partial chrome wheel covers that go between baby moons and the rim of the wheel.

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Way back when my pal had a 1970 Boss Mustang. It had stock steel wheels with a plain baby moon type center cap and a chrome beauty ring. 15" too! Very rare as most of those cars came with the optional mag style wheels.

Always thought they would look great on an Airstream.
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Old 04-13-2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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GM used to call them rallye wheels, they consisted of steel wheels generally black or grey, a chrome ring that snapped into the circumfrence of the wheel and a chrome center hub cap. They looked pretty flashy for the day in the '60s and '70s. My '77 Vette black with a red interior came with rallye wheels. I just put beauty rings on our A/S yesterday. We had chrome hub caps but the wheels just looked utilitarian in black and hub caps. The beauty rings really make it! It looks sharp and gives the trailer a slightly retro look. They are stainless steel with continuous spring clips all around the edge that lock into the wheel rim portion. They are high quality and not flimsy, had a tough time getting them on without a rubber hammer. Cost less than $100 for a set of four from Outdoor Mart RV.
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