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Old 04-03-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Split rims and baby moons

I don't think these are split rims, but I just wanted to make sure before I sandblast and paint the wheels. That auto paint stuff is expensive!





Also, take a look at the clips for the hubcaps. I bought these hubcaps and have not tried very hard to put them on, but they seem like they will be a very tight fit. Did I get the wrong kind or do I need to bend the clips/use a mallet on the hubcap?

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These do not appear to be split rims. We have the same style on our Avion. The hubcaps fit between the wheel and the clips, and yes they are a close fit. Use care when installing them to avoid denting them.

What color do you plan to paint the wheels?
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They do not look like split rims to me either.
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Thanks all! We will be painting the wheels, tongue and bumper a greenish blue that was on some 1963 Cadillacs.



I think this is the car it is from.

Anybody try portawalls out? We got a pair of 3" 'walls that will hopefully stay on and stay looking nice!

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An Aquamarine? Sounds nice. Never used portawalls myself. Let us see the paint job whet you get the tires mounted and hubcaps installed.
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