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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. There is no middle ground when it comes to moon disc, you ether like them or you don't.

    Have you ever had them on one of your cars ir trucks?

    I used them om my Model A back in the early 70's, they were cheap and that was all I could afford. HRP

  2. The first car I ever built was a 50 Chevy. Everyone in town had moon disks so I had to follow suit. I took them off when I sold the car and after many years 3 of them got beaten up badly in "storage" and I salvaged the remaining good one which now hangs on my garage wall....

    Last edited: Nov 28, 2019
  3. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,718

    from oregon

    Danny I both like them and dislike them, they are one of those car accessories that have their place, it just depends on the car.
    I had a set of pretty neat looking Ronal wheels on my new black S10 pickup in 1982 and thought I would try something different, I thought I really had it going on.
    I did not!
  4. I also had moon disc on a 1939 Ford standard coupe. HRP
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  5. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,626

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    At one time a 40 Ford coupe with Moons and whitewalls was “the look” IMO
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  6. hrm2k
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 3,620


    I thought this was the best look of my old T coupe
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,745

    Jalopy Joker

  8. They're very definitely a '50s look and can look great on a street car with that style, although it helps if the car has at least a bit of 'attitude'. And IMO, to really get the 'look', they should be screw-ons or use Dzus fasteners rather than the 'wheelcover' type. They add some 'hot rod/race car' cachet and make a nice change from the endless
    Caddy/Olds/Dodge wheelcovers you usually see. Add some pinstriping or graphics and they're transformed into a 'custom' part.
  9. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,663

    Dick Stevens

    I had some on my 49 Olds back in 59 and they were the ones held on with sheet metal screws. they went with the car to the junkyard when I blew up the engine.
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  10. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,328

    from Colorado

  11. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,334


    This is my Bonneville look.
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  12. Rice n Beans Garage
    Joined: Dec 17, 2006
    Posts: 1,445

    Rice n Beans Garage

    70 Olds Delta 88 my beather The Olds.jpg

    70 Olds Delta 88 my Beater in 85' working in a Body Shop....
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  13. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 5,008

    jimmy six

    Inside and out.....
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  14. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,058

    from So Cal

    This looks damned cool to me!
  15. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,316

    from Oregon

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  16. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,316

    from Oregon

    That Model A of yours looked good with them.
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  17. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,819


    viewphoto.jpg Home made on the rear
  18. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 14,178


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  19. Crayons
    Joined: May 31, 2019
    Posts: 64


    In 59, I had the chrome snap on one's on my Caddie powered 53 Merc . Dropped it off at tire shop for new tires. When I came to pick it up, the disks all had huge dents in them. They had used a rubber mallet to put them back on. ....they bought me a new set.
  20. upspirate
    Joined: Apr 15, 2012
    Posts: 2,139


    I bought a set to try on my truck....was on 2 days. Still in the attic.
    The stake bed was off in that pic being narrowed and re-finished
  21. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 3,738


    Yes! Bought them at a swap meet in way Upstate N.Y. , but had to cut them down to 15" to fit my old Dakota p/u. When they started to look shabby, broke out the steel wool. Still have wrapped up for the future!?
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  22. Got turned away from the Hunnert Car Pile-up at the gate, due to the ugly ass aluminum wheels on the ‘35. Used a set of discs to cover up the wheels. After that, good to go, until I saved up for the steel wheels and whitewalls.
  23. southcross2631
    Joined: Jan 20, 2013
    Posts: 3,105


    Always liked them. Had them on a 33 Chevy 3 window. My first hot rod.
  24. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
    Posts: 1,664

    from ohio

    In 1960 My cousin had a blue and white 56 Ford Victoria that he ran 56 Olds Starfire spinner caps on. I thought it was the coolest car ever, cruiser skirts, conny kit, dual pacemaker glasspacks, the works at the time. I had not seen him for a couple weeks when he pulled in our driveway one day with the Ford repainted solid silver blue metallic, no skirts, no conny kit , no flipper caps. It had spun aluminum moons all the way around and I hated it! I gave him all kinds of hell for screwing up his car but I guess he didn't value a 9 year old kids opinion much LOL. 60 years later I have come to like the moon look on some cars, but it has to be the right car to pull it off.
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  25. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 10,907

    from Quincy, IL

    Had a set on my raked ‘46 Ford Sedan in 1960.......”Ally Oop”.....:D

    More recently.........

    My ‘60 Lark VIII.....

  26. That Lake looks cool. HRP

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  27. Inked Monkey
    Joined: Apr 19, 2011
    Posts: 1,650

    Inked Monkey

    I feel they only look good on the salt. My buddy always runs them and it ruins the look of his truck
  28. I like the look of them on a belly tanker or LSR type vehicle, but cant really say Ive ever seen em on any other type of build that they blew me away on.
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  29. Had an A coupe tha3 off and gave them awayt had the ones with all the clips on them that pushed on. Hit a pot hole one morning and the lr wheel flexed and off it came. My buddy who was behind me said it hit the pavement, turned flat like a saucer and flew down into the woods. Popped the other 3 off and gave them away.
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  30. As I said earlier, there is no middle ground on Moon Disc, ya ether like them or ya don't! :D HRP

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