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

  1. RichFox
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 9,831


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  2. Real old photo of my Model A pickup. HRP

  3. Seadogs old 5 window. HRP

  4. I like 'em on the right car. I HATE them with whitewalls.
  5. I hear you, white walls and moons just seem like two completely opposite styles, like a gasser 1950 Mercury. o_O HRP
  6. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,851

    Atwater Mike

    Friends had 'em on a gold '50 Hudson, 8.20s rear, 6.40s front, 2.5 coils cut in front.
    Looked like it just got off the salt!
    Bud had a cobalt blue '53 Stude, we dropped it (more in front) big-n-littles, Moon discs.
    Guys used to see us 'sneakin' down the street, and point..."Wow! Lookit that Stude!"
    My wife had an O.T. '69 VW fastback (type III) she put 7.60s on rear, dropped the front 'flopping' the upper torsion bar, front tires were 5.00s. Moon discs made the car 'belong' in front of the shop! Much admiration, all the rodders loved it...
  7. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,276

    from So Cal

    That truck had a nice stance, great rake. No chop? If any it wasn't much. Filled roof?

    I like the look of the early pickups best of all, too bad about the leg room. But I still fit. Someday I assume my knees won't take it any longer.

    I know this thread is about the Moon discs, sorry for the digression, just wanted to comment on that old truck. Back now to the thread topic....

    I'm one of the guys that likes 'em, I think they look great on all the cars pictured here so far. Let's see more!
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  8. verde742
    Joined: Aug 11, 2010
    Posts: 5,286


    Truck above if it is a '31 came from factory with filled roof..
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  9. Bob F
    Joined: Nov 29, 2018
    Posts: 3

    Bob F

    I still have a set of screw on's, never used. I bought them in 59 or 60, was going to put them on my model a with 15" merc wheels. I noticed a "fad" taking place in the HS parking lot was heel kicking Moon disks, thus never mounted :)
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  10. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,500

    from California

    had them on my Hot Rod Datsun pickup back when I was young and handsome.
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  11. Thank you sir. HRP

    Yes it was a 31 although it had a 30 grille shell. HRP
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  12. I no more than get my preceding statement out of my mouth and I see this car posted on another thread, now I have to back peddle. :rolleyes:

    I like it. HRP

  13. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,276

    from So Cal

    I did not know that, thank you. Is this true of all 31 closed car Model A's
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  14. Yes., all the 1931 Ford A & AA cabs had the all steel top and the ribs inside were also steel, the cabs were manufactured by Budd and known as the 82-B. HRP
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  15. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,669

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    This is the style that made me fall in love with forty Fords.
  16. williebill
    Joined: Mar 1, 2004
    Posts: 2,477


    Bought a set of screw-ons from Dean hisself about 1980 or so, put a set of 14" pop ons on my son's Mazda 626 he drove to HS. He thought they were cool, but took them off when he went to college. They're in a box somewhere.
    As others have said, right car...….
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  17. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 10,965

    from Quincy, IL

    Well, there you go....differences of the '60s lots of cars (at the drags and on the street) ran Moons with whitewalls.....whitewall slicks were quite common as well. I agree that a Bonneville streamliner/roadster/coupe/ sedan doesn't fit with whitewalls........but they have their place.

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  18. Do I date myself with the adage of, "Different strokes for different folks?" HRP
  19. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
    Posts: 570

    Rusty Heaps

    Got them on my black '46 Chevy coupe. Most people love the way the car look.
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  20. Mike VV
    Joined: Sep 28, 2010
    Posts: 1,691

    Mike VV
    from SoCal

    Have a set on a later, silver Mini Cooper (JCW, hot rod version).
    Looks good, but I'd guess it's too new a car to post a picture.

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  21. Found the pics of the '35 before and after the Moon discs. Yes, the hideous '80s wheels were still under the discs. Out of sight...out of mind. Plus one of how the car looks now, without the discs or ugly wheels.

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  22. drtrcrV-8
    Joined: Jan 6, 2013
    Posts: 1,222


    I used to really like them & had them on several cars, but now they seem to have or give off an almost "Rock-a-Billy"/"ratrod" feel to them, if only because I see so many of them on those kinds of cars!! But : Different strokes for different folks, (& if I had a 'salt-flat car', I'd have them on!)
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  23. Never had them,:( but on the right car they look good.:cool: I think they would look good on my coupe but not on my roadster. What the hell do I know?
    Have at it Moose.:rolleyes: Prove me wrong.:p

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  24. I have them on my 41 20190827_192546.jpg
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  25. olscrounger
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 3,562


    Had a set of the screw on type on the front of a black 56 BelAir sedan with no front bumper-stock height-rear wheels were black with a white pie and cheater slicks. Looked the part a ran hard too 12.0 street car. This was in the 80's, Nasty 406 sm blk brodix heads 4,56 posi and turbo 350 with a 2800 stall. Ran it at Sears Point many times. Went to sell it and some roadies for a rock group wanted it. Took em for a ride-scared the hell out of them. Said they would buy it if I put a milder motor in it. Put in a mild 350 with a stock turbo and away it went. Motor later went in a Camaro that was severly lightened-ran well in to the low 11's-strip only car. Found the full set of moon discs in the attic about 6-7 yrs ago a gave em away.
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  26. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 14,354




    :rolleyes:... @moose Timing is everything I was Lurking...:D...So Lets see Chop and angle Roadster Posts and NOW 1 set of Moon Discs...;)

    Hey Ct I Like it...Thanks for the caps @swade41

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  27. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
    Posts: 2,685

    Dick Stevens

    Damn, it's gotten real hard to read any of your posts, what with the new avatar!!!:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
  28. @ct1932ford
    @Stogy did the coupe so I thought I'd give your roadster the look. Looks better than I thought.

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  29. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,879

    from oregon

    I bought mine in 1982 from Deans cousin, at least that's what he told me.
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