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Old 08-14-2003, 01:09 PM   #1
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Hubcaps for '67 Caravel

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what kind of hubcaps
I can get for my Caravel? (I know you do. ) The PO had
new wheels put on and horrible hubcaps. I wonder what
style to get and where.

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Old 08-14-2003, 02:05 PM   #2
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Heidi Ho!

You're not a REAL vintage Airstream owner until you spend some amount of time being frustrated by a search for baby moon hubcaps.

There's a photo of a '67 Caravel with them on at the vintage airstream.com photo archive. (Sorry--I can't get the link to work).

I found some cheapo baby moons that fit my Dexter wheels at Kragen Auto parts. They were like $4 each, and they look good. At least, they look good now that they've been on the trailer one weekend (I took them off for the road trip to/from Colorado, put them on when I got there). For 4 bucks, it's probably a good thing that it doesn't rain/snow here!

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Old 08-14-2003, 04:09 PM   #3
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We too found "cheapies" (at Pep Boys) that fit our Dexter wheels. We keep a spare pair handy in case they one gets lost. Besides, I'd be afraid we'd lose expensive ones. Not to mention "original" hubcaps wouldn't fit our new (non-split-ring) wheels.

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Old 08-14-2003, 06:32 PM   #4
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We put baby moons and beauty rings on our '70 Tradewind. It's unbelieveable the difference it made. Here a before photo.
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Old 08-14-2003, 06:45 PM   #5
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Here's the baby moons and beauty rings. Quite a difference, isn't it!!
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Thumbs up hub caps and rings

Where did you find your baby moons and beauty rings? I need to change the ones on my 68
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Old 08-14-2003, 08:07 PM   #8
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Baby Moon Hub Caps and Beauty Rings

Bob Drake. http://www.bobdrake.com

Hub Caps: 01A-1130-BM ('40 Ford, No Imprint)

Trim Rings: 01A-18303-15 (Other styles available, see web site)

Ask for Jim Jordan. Phone: 800 221-3673

These are very nice pieces. High quality stainless steel stampings with a highly polished finish.

Also, I would recommend adding a bead of silicone adhesive to the flat on the back side of the hub cap. The little fingers on our wheels were a little weak from the ravishes of father time. Adding the silicone makes me feel a little more secure about the hub caps staying in place while still making it possible to remove them if I need to change a tire or service the brakes.
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Old 08-14-2003, 11:20 PM   #9
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baby moon hubcaps

you can also purchase them thru all ford parts, dell ave cambell,calif they are about 20 dollars a piece for good quality stainless steel polished reproduction of fords baby moon . be sure to ask for them in non script , without the ford logo. there are two types. one is a smooth dome, the othher has a groove spun toward the outer edge and looks more like tyhe airstream one with the rings embossed in it. i used these on my 62 globetrotter, worked out real nice and yes do run a bead of clear silicone with them. also they have trim rings in stainless with a matching groove in them that look real nice for 20 bucks each. this is the way to go opposed to finding /restoring re chroming originals and oh the price. i powder coated my wheels, looks of the period. i can direct you to a pictures link of them on my 62 globetrotter if interested, wayne wunder , w.b.c.c.i. /v.a.c.#1859 62 GLOBETROTTER/99 SAFARI
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I have 4 freshly powdercoated Original Airstream steel wheels w/near new tires available. I will also have 4 Original baby moon hubcaps available, once they come back from the chrome shop. The baby moons have the grooves on the outside edges.
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Would the baby moons and trim rings fit a 66 Safari?

Would the other 4 hubcaps fit it?

don't know which way to go - Had original ones, but one came off on the drag home from upper WI so only have the one now

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