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Old 06-23-2012, 09:04 PM   #1
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Talking Would like to replace my split rims

I have all of my original split ring wheels but would like to replace them with regular wheels and tubeless tires. But I really want to keep the original baby moons. Any suggestions?
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Old 09-14-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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Don't have any ideas for you, but kinda glad only have one of the original wheels/baby moons on mine so I can just buy a new set and be done. ANYTHING simple and quick is a relief right now.
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Old 09-14-2012, 01:23 PM   #3
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I would guess the moons would fit other rims like Chevy or Jeep. What is the diameter of the moons?
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Old 09-14-2012, 07:54 PM   #4
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Not just any rim will work. They should be zero offset type for the trailer. Any other type may cause problems. Such as tires rubbing on inner or outer fenders as well as improper loading of the spindle and bearings.
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Old 09-14-2012, 08:21 PM   #5
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Would like to replace my split rims

Greetings colberjs!

I recently replaced my stock wheels with new alloys. The wheel specifications that I utilized were as follows:

15” X 6”
Zero Offset
Six Lug on 5.5” centers
4.25” Center Bore
2,600 pound minimum load carrying rating
Must be able to handle 65 psi inflation or greater.

I know that the possibility of utilizing less expensive rims obtained from an automotive salvage yard, it is very difficult to find a set of rims that conform to all six of the criteria. You can find new wheels with the correct specifications at most tire retailers as well as trailer repair centers. The cost of a new wheel is not that great considering its importance to safety and durability.

Good luck with your '64!

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Old 09-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
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What we picked for our vintage trailer:

Our original baby moons weren't in good enough shape to be saved. Also, we went from 14'' rims to 15'' rims.

We got new rims from VTS (Vintage Trailer Supply.)
Their rims: https://www.vintagetrailersupply.com...bcaps_s/76.htm

VTS doesn't sell baby moons for the 15" 6 lug rims so we got ours from Hubcap Mike: Choose Baby Moon Hubcaps Moon Wheel Covers Few Easy Steps

Tires: We recently switched from trailer tires to light truck tires.
(There are many threads on this subject. Here's one: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f438...res-85144.html)
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Did you get the 6 on 5.5 or the 5 on 4.5 rims? I have the first (6 on 5.5) and was told the hubcaps from Hubcap Mike won't fit... Did you find ones that would? I'm looking for close to the original (not the cones).
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Shelly,
From VTS, we got the 6 on 5.5 rims. From Hubcap Mike, we didn't get the "Airstream moons" because they won't fit. We got the "Baby Moons-Solid Steel Chromed Hubcaps" in size 10 1/8''. They fit with a little persuasion. Since we're putting some new ones one soon (because of our latest "incident") we plan to document how we put them on. I'll keep you posted!

Here's the moons:
http://www.hubcapmike.com/baby-moons.html
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Great! Thank you (sorry for the hijack Colberjs!)!
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