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Old 03-24-2016, 04:52 PM   #11
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I see it as a proud style statement proclaiming and publicizing personal inner fantasies spinning and searching in circles for outlets, be they ever so humble.
Wow. Who knew a hubcap could have such profound significance?
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Old 03-24-2016, 05:48 PM   #12
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I see the hub cap not merely as something with which to cover and shield the lugs and hubs. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.) I see it as a proud style statement proclaiming and publicizing personal inner fantasies spinning and searching in circles for outlets, be they ever so humble.[/QUOTE]

I want ones that look like wire wheels with the center knock-off.

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Old 03-24-2016, 06:09 PM   #13
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This may work -

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Old 03-24-2016, 06:24 PM   #14
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[QUOTE=MyronL;133983]Close look at the rim suggests they are made to not allow a snap-on hub cap of any size, unless it snaps onto the 5 lugs like the plastic ones. No other way? I really want the baby moon(s).

Seems only Steve's/TDFTexas' and rbryan's suggested options are an answer.

Very limited, disappointing.
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For what it's worth, I like baby moons too. On our 2010 19 we have 14 inch rims with the standard 5 on 4 1/2 lugs. We do have, however, very good fitting " beauty rings" on the outer rim depression. They dress the white wheels up somewhat and a good inner hubcap would complete the look. The rings are metal, chrome finish and snap,into the rim. They might have been an Escape option at one time, don't know.
Best of luck in your search.
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Old 03-24-2016, 06:45 PM   #15
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Good grief, have not heard the term "beauty rings" in eons! Thanks for the trip back in time...
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Old 03-24-2016, 07:45 PM   #16
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We met Nautilus a few weeks ago and he replaced his with nice chrome hubcaps. Can't remember where he got them. Hope he sees this tread and chimes in.
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Old 03-24-2016, 08:31 PM   #17
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Dave and all the beauty rings are stainless from BOB DRAKE CO. in Grant's Pass, Or. He offers a choice of several styles and they are excellent quality as all of his parts are. Available in several sizes and I believe I may have switched to chrome lug nuts as well.
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Old 03-24-2016, 10:17 PM   #18
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Thanks Jack. I have them off right now because they need a good shining up. Lug nuts under the plastic hubcaps are steel but I've been thinking about chrome. I put chrome nuts , cap style on a city trailer once and got my butt chewed. Then I showed the director four ruined rims that a clueless seasonal employee had nutted down with the flat end of the lug nuts and left the centering taper out. Ruined the rim, studs and nuts, then maybe I wasn't being so wasteful. Have to get a chrome dust cover too. Hope this doesn't eat into my beer budget too deeply. Hope you're having a good spring with good weather.
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Old 03-25-2016, 10:57 AM   #19
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We met Nautilus a few weeks ago and he replaced his with nice chrome hubcaps. Can't remember where he got them. Hope he sees this tread and chimes in.
I have purchased the egg-formerly-known-as-Nautilus. I popped the covers off to check the part number and they are the Phoenix USA ones listed above. They are also sold on Amazon.

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[QUOTE=FlaGman;134084]I have purchased the egg-formerly-known-as-Nautilus. I popped the covers off to check the part number and they are the Phoenix USA ones listed above. They are also sold on Amazon.

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