Non-black winter wheels

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Non-black winter wheels

Postby areles » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:24 am

Kustoms of America just ended a 3 day show in town. Something 'old school' for the winter steelies? Add some 'baby moon' hubcaps and maybe trim rings. What do you think?

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Re: Non-black winter wheels (areles)

Postby kostby » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:28 am

I'm from "that generation" too, and it would be interesting.
I'll see if I can photochop the look later tonight.


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'



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Re: Non-black winter wheels (kostby)

Postby areles » Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:52 am

Kirk,

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

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Postby star_deceiver » Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:13 am

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Postby AKLGT » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:13 pm

I love those. so classic looking
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Postby Kincaid » Sat Aug 14, 2010 2:40 pm

Maybe needs a "beauty ring" if you are gonna run with the baby moon cap.
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Postby kostby » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:22 am

Something from the Woodard Dream Cruise...

http://www.autoblog.com/photos...85479

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Postby areles » Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:51 pm

Thanks Kirk! The wheels on the HHR were exactly what I was thinking of.

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Postby areles » Tue Aug 24, 2010 12:05 pm

Kirk,

The black winter steelies went to the powdercoater today. They won't come back in black. I'll post pics when I get them.

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Postby jkm311 » Tue Aug 24, 2010 10:58 pm

Kirk –

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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Re: Non-black winter wheels

Postby areles » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:02 pm

My winter steelies are back from the shop a day early! I've found trim or beauty rings that will fit. But so far, no baby moons that will fit. Maybe, some RTV will work!

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Postby BlueCrush » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:03 pm

Oooooh! Nice, I like the red, Ron.
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Re: Non-black winter wheels (BlueCrush)

Postby areles » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:19 pm

This is my first time using this shop. He did a super job and was about half the price of the other shop in town.

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Postby areles » Thu Sep 02, 2010 2:31 pm

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