When I first started reading car magazines -- Hop Up, 1951 -- a large percentage of customs wore wheel covers/hubcaps that were smooth and free of ornament. They were described as "moons" or sometimes "full moons", but they predated the spun aluminum Moon (note capitalization) wheel discs by several years. I'm not sure who made them; maybe Eastern Auto, who sold a lot of aftermarket accessories and advertised in HRM and Hop Up. I'm not actually sure whether they were stainless or chrome-plated steel. Valley Custom, in particular, must have bought these things by the carload, because most of their cars had them. Barris, Ayala, and Cerny used a lot of Cadillac Sombreros -- and occasionally Olds or Chevy wheel covers, but Valley seems to have preferred these moons over everything else: Ralph Jilek Ron Dunn Glenn Hooker Ray Vega Ollie Seeley Joe Brenner Dick Colarossi Wayne Rogers All of the foregoing Valley Custom cars had magazine features; thanks to Rik Hoving for archiving all these photos that I've appropriated. Here's one more car that has appeared on the internet without attribution, but I'll bet that it was also a Valley creation: Now, you may be saying, So What??? Full Moon hubcaps are still available from bunches of internet peddlers. Ah, well, not quite. If you examine the preceding photographs, you'll see that every one of those caps has a raised bead or welt about an inch or so in from the edge. The currently available sort have no such detail and are completely smooth from edge to edge. I recently decided to try a change of socks on my shoebox, and I bought a set of the current variety of full moons. It now looks like this: Some of you will say (HAVE said, in fact), "I liked it better with the Roadmaster spinners". Fine, I think I do too, but the car has looked exactly the same for most of the period since 1997. I just wanted to change socks for a while. The point is, I like the raised detail on the original type, and I'm trying to find an NOS set of them to run on the Ford. I've listed my search on the HAMB classifieds and on eBay, but have had zero response. SURELY, some of them are out there somewhere. Has anybody who knows what I'm talking about seen any of the originals in the recent past?? Of course this request belongs in the classifieds, and it is there too, but I'm presenting this partly as a historical review to justify its presence here on the main board. Help?!?!