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Features The Moon Argument

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Ryan, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. waldo53
    Joined: Jan 26, 2010
    Posts: 854

    from ID

    Was this when the time changed and you realized you were late for church and had to get there in a hurry?
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  2. Grandadeo
    Joined: Dec 24, 2008
    Posts: 793


    IMG_3215.jpg My buddy Normspeed's '53 Plymouth Momad with screw on Moons.
  3. pontman
    Joined: Mar 18, 2011
    Posts: 401


    Derek is a dork! Moon disc are a simple yet cool wheel cover.
  4. bolsa boy
    Joined: Nov 25, 2006
    Posts: 188

    bolsa boy

    Who's vette is that? It is wicked.

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  5. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,089

    The Shift Wizard

    ♪Moon over my HAMBy♫
    Okay, it's late.... I'm tired and groggy.... I'm going to bed.
  6. Still annoying though. ;-)
  7. Arominus
    Joined: Feb 2, 2011
    Posts: 394


    To each their own, all I ask is avoiding painting with a broad brush.

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  8. Rusty O'Toole
    Joined: Sep 17, 2006
    Posts: 9,291

    Rusty O'Toole

    When I was just a kid, about 1960, a high school boy down the street had a 49 Plymouth 2 door sedan, black, lowered, dechromed, with red wheels and moon discs. Always clean and polished and tuned up perfect. I thought it was a cool car then. Still do.
  9. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,843

    from California

    I had Moon discs and skinny "Bigs and Littles " on my Hot Rod Datsun pickup in the 80's with a nice California rake and a louvered hood. I was the coolest kid in town.o_O
  10. greaser1974
    Joined: Oct 8, 2013
    Posts: 5

    from oxnard

    u guys talking hip hop? lemme guess he like 24" rims on a g body dirty south style

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  11. jnaki
    Joined: Jan 1, 2015
    Posts: 4,877


    upload_2017-3-30_3-26-31.png upload_2017-3-30_3-26-56.png upload_2017-3-30_3-27-7.png
    (Lancer + Moon)photos: Hubcap Mike Fiesta photo by SuRfAcE_RuSt


    Before we decided on Moon Discs for the 1951 Olds Sedan, we tried the standard, cool, 4 prong, Dodge Lancer Flipper hubcaps, Baby Moons, and the old, 3 prong Oldsmobile Fiesta hubcaps. Our friends had one set of these hubcaps on each of their cars, so borrowing them just for looks was the order of the day. Besides, who could resist my mom's cooking for a free lunch spectacular?

    Money was tight, so to finally purchase any set of hubcaps was important that we got it right with our first selection. This was before any cameras were around and we just had to remember which one stood out the most. A short cruise down the street was done by everyone joining in on the fun hubcap exchange day.

    All hubcaps were exchanged and driven down the street, except for the Moon Discs. At the time, the only version was the screw mount type and not the hubcap style clip on model. So, we took them off a friend’s wheels and taped them on our car. Instantly, that was the choice. It looked race ready, fast and with the lowered Cal/Rake, Olds, a cool cruiser. The other hubcaps gave it a cool street look, but these Moon Discs just made it look like it was moving at a fast pace even when standing still.

    That was the final choice.
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    The one thing we learned about the Moon Discs: You can’t use sharp pointed screws to install them, even if some drag racers told us that those screws keep the tires from moving upon acceleration. They leak ! So tubes and flat tipped screws solved the problem.

    Even after we sold the 51 Olds to a friend moving up from his mom’s Chevy, he kept the Moon Discs on for several more years.

  12. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I think those on the vette are full moon style chrome caps and not spun disc, I could live with those a lot better than the spun ones on something that isnt a designated race car
  13. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,133

    from nor cal

    IMG_1003.JPG IMG_1016.JPG One of the coolest cars on the salt, and it isn't all looks either. Record holder in its class.
  14. I like the Moon discs on most of the cars shown. Good look.
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
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    They're a "thing" I (we?) simply accept and in certain styles even expect. They rule when used right, and like Torque Thrust natural spokes on a Cheetah, they almost belong on a proper Stude, yes?
    Hip-Hop, well isn't that one of those things that tries to legitimize it's illegit 1/2-brother rap? I was happy to see you refer to it as an art form. I'm 60 this year and have several CDs (no I DON'T have an MP-Sync-Pod gig). What's to like? Hey, you other old bastids like me ought to crank up "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas. I listened to the whole album after that 1st song and there's not 1 I don't like. Then again being a Motorstate lifer I had my fair share of many, still listen to our local boy Eminem. Art? See if you can hang even 10 words with "Rap God". Yeah, art. "Doh-Si-Doh" by the same, fun stuff. But then again I'm a Rat Pack fan too. I could see me cruisin the 39 with Sammy bangin out "Birth Of The Blues" or Frank's "Luck Be A Lady", then flop into "Monkey Buisness", maybe even sportin Moon discs on it. What mess that would be. A proud mess too.;) Fun stuff Ryan.
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  16. VinDust
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  17. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
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    I like the Full Moon's, never had set but they set the "look" of a ride, very popular before mag wheels and inexpensive at the time. Ryan, now fire up a Baby Moon thread, I had those and have them on my Merc now, always and still do like them, back in 60's here in Wisconsin, very popular, red or black wheels with narrow white walls, (sometimes portawalls) best part, cheap,$6/8 for set of 4, pretty sure I got them from JC Whitney if memory serves.
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  18. CBurne7
    Joined: Nov 27, 2014
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    I agree 100%. It all depends just like many other things ... hip hop included, it's a matter of taste.

    I like some hip hop. I like moon disks on some cars.
  19. BrandonB
    Joined: Feb 24, 2006
    Posts: 3,133

    from nor cal

    I always used to see them selling flowers on the street corners, but not anymore. Did the reverend pass on?
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2017
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  20. I was at a shindig last weekend, lots of rods and customs around. Someone drove into the car park with a late model turdbox with moon disks on it. It was at about this point when I witnessed a couple of beer geysers coming out of the noses of 2 guys next to me who had also seen this atrocity, as they just broke up laughing. Please keep your eyes shut lest you waste your beer.
  21. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
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    I swear officer I was just helping the sheep over the fence...
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  22. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,548

    from Colorado

    Here's another '53 Plymouth wagon: Image 040.jpg
  23. That Plymouth wagon is cool. HRP
  24. While I don't think they're the ugliest wheel coverings, I do have to disagree with your stance more or less. Flipping through all of those pictures, the only ones that Moon discs really looked right on were the bellytanker, Thunderbird and streamliner.

    I've never had any real love for them, despite their popularity. :eek:
  25. The Shift Wizard
    Joined: Jan 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,089

    The Shift Wizard

    If we were to take a poll............... I'd be firmly in the middle.
    What I like most about going to a car show or meet is the variety of individual expression. I want to see some Torq Thrusts, painted steelies, Wielands, big'n'littles/fat'n'skinnies and some moon disks. If 80% of the cars had Moons, that would be boring. But if nobody sported Moons I would miss them and the show would be lesser for their absence. There might be a pun in here somewhere but every banquet needs a mix of spices and salt.
  26. Kevin Lee
    Joined: Nov 12, 2001
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    Kevin Lee
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    Wrong. :)
  27. But yet again IMO it looks worse with those covers than these. I understand their function, as a push truck, but for me they diminish the aesthetic appeal of the truck.
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  28. jvpolvere1
    Joined: Aug 19, 2016
    Posts: 176


    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But finances are the reality for most of us.

    I have dozens of wheels, some of them brand new in their boxes. Some vintage and pricey. I seem to be always wrestling with which goes on what car. Diameter, bolt pattern, width and offset become the determining factor.

    So, often I don't get the wheel I want on the car I am working on. I can't keep buying wheels for mock up.

    What I am saying goes is that Moon discs are looking better every day.


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  29. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,573

    from Zoar, Ohio

    What great looking jail-bar Ford custom Kevin.
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