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Old April 12th, 2018, 09:17 AM   #1  
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Baby moons fitment

I wanted to install some baby moon caps on a stock gbody 14x6 wheel ( circa 1978 from ). I have the 4 nub style. Problem is, 2 of the nubs ( opposite of one another ) measure a shorter distance than the other 2 nubs. This seems to me like you'd never get a baby moon to fit as it would only contact 2 of the nubs.

Hard to see, but I'm providing a pic of the wheel. You can visibly see the nubs are different.
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I can provide a more clearer picture if needed...
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Old April 15th, 2018, 06:29 AM   #3  
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Please do. I installed the baby moon covers, you mean the 70 to 72 dog dish caps, correct? I put them on a spare steel rim that came with my 88. I also found out the difference between a drum brake and disk brake 14" steel wheel when put on my 88, made some terrible noise hitting the control arm and rotor dust shield. Show us some pics.
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I have the 4 nub style. Problem is, 2 of the nubs ( opposite of one another ) measure a shorter distance than the other 2 nubs.
Am having trouble picturing this and would like to see better photo(s). If the nubs are on the outer edge of a circle, they all should be equidistant from the center.
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Am having trouble picturing this and would like to see better photo(s). If the nubs are on the outer edge of a circle, they all should be equidistant from the center.

I agree. The nubs should be equidistant. I used to pop baby moons on those rims all the time in the 60's.
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I could of sworn I provided a pic in my original post but it ain't there now. In my pic it shows I have the 4 nub wheel. 2 of those nubs are small and the other 2 big. The small nubs measured a longer distance between them than the bigger nubs.

Visibly, the smaller nubs even looked like they stuck out more. I will fully admit though, I did not measure them very accurately. It was late, I did a quicky measurement, then I posted here. I could be fully mistaken about the distance.

As of now, I just removed the plastic trim ring on the stock hubcaps and popped em back on. They kinda have that baby moon look though it's color coded to the car.
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I still can't see them, weird.
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