Thanks to mrsingh for the 09 donor photo with bare steelies.
Sorry the perspective is off, especially on the rear wheel. I lose patience at 3 a.m.!
Can you even FIND 'baby moons' to fit Toyota steelies I wonder?
Here's a very old thread about 'rockin the steelies' with a pic of the moon treatment on a chrome reverse from the rear-wheel-drive era --> http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=2437
Classic 32 Ford hotrod with 'dog dish' hubcaps with Ford emblem
'49 Ford lowrider with baby moons on chrome-reverse wheels
Closeup of baby moon hubcap on chrome-reverse wheel
So where did the term 'baby moon' come from, you ask???
This is a 'full moon' disc, named, I believe, for Dean Moon, a California hot-rodder and maker of speed equipment. Moon disc hubcaps were not usually highly polished, just a spun aluminum disc that covered the full wheel. Very popular with the lakes racers and the salt-flats racers. (Still is!)
And here's a current generation car with 'full moons'
Thanks for the info on the 'ancient' thread. Thanks ahead of time for the photochop!
I'm having them powder coated and I've got to make a decision on the color (black or red) very soon (before Wednesday). We know what Ponta's vote will be! LOL
That shot of the HHR was taken 1/2 mile from my house. I go by that exact spot all the time!
I actually love how that looks, to tell the truth. Perfect vehicle to merge the generations together.
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