Black moon discs? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2012, 03:44 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Black moon discs?

Hi everyone, I don't own a hotrod, but I'd like some help trying to find some hotrod parts.

I'm looking for some 16" moon discs that would snap onto a modern steel wheel. I'd like to find some painted black if possible. I'm not doing this for style, but rather for functionality. I have a set of snow tires on steel wheels that I put on my daily driver in the winter.

Right now the wheels have no hubcaps, but that leaves the half shaft nut on the front wheels exposed to the elements, and it is corroding. I tried some aftermarket wheel covers, but they broke pretty easily when I put them on (cheap plastic).

I take a lot of trips in this car, especially around the holidays, and I was thinking, why not throw some moon discs on there to protect the half shaft nuts and also help my highway fuel economy a little?

The thing is, I know a Mercury Milan would look atrocious with brushed stainless moon discs on it, but I don't think just a solid black disc would look too bad, if they make such a thing. It still wouldn't look great, but the whole car looks pretty awful when it's covered in road salt all winter, so if it gets me a little better mileage, I wouldn't care.

Does anyone make anything like this, and if so, is it so expensive that it would probably negate the small amount that it would save me on fuel?

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2012, 04:44 PM
techinspector1's Avatar
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Last wiki edit: DynoSim combinations Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hemet, California, USA
Age: 72
Posts: 12,898
Wiki Edits: 326

Thanks: 751
Thanked 985 Times in 831 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ess El Emm View Post
Right now the wheels have no hubcaps, but that leaves the half shaft nut on the front wheels exposed to the elements, and it is corroding.
Your local supermarket or Walmart or whatever, has small clear plastic bowls, about the size of a coffee cup. Leave 'em clear or spray paint 'em any color you want to on the inside, then glue 'em on with RTV so that no moisture can get to the nuts. Total cost, probably less than 5 bucks. You may even have some in your kitchen that would work.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2012, 04:48 PM
poncho62's Avatar
Out of the Loop Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Streetbeasts links
Last journal entry: at car show
Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hanover, Ontario, Canada
Age: 62
Posts: 16,882
Wiki Edits: 5

Thanks: 20
Thanked 254 Times in 207 Posts
I would just paint the end of the axle stub and nut...
__________________
Ontario Rodders

Budget RVs
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2012, 06:56 PM
techinspector1's Avatar
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Last wiki edit: DynoSim combinations Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hemet, California, USA
Age: 72
Posts: 12,898
Wiki Edits: 326

Thanks: 751
Thanked 985 Times in 831 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by poncho62 View Post
I would just paint the end of the axle stub and nut...
Too easy and not as attractive as Tupperware.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2012, 07:51 PM
lakeroadster's Avatar
Hot Rods are Built, not Bought
 

Last journal entry: Lakeroadster's '31 Model A Tudor
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: High Plains - Rocky Mountains
Age: 53
Posts: 637
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 26
Thanked 87 Times in 79 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
Your local supermarket or Walmart or whatever, has small clear plastic bowls, about the size of a coffee cup. Leave 'em clear or spray paint 'em any color you want to on the inside, then glue 'em on with RTV so that no moisture can get to the nuts. Total cost, probably less than 5 bucks. You may even have some in your kitchen that would work.
: spank::s pank::sp ank::spa nk:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 11-10-2012, 09:06 PM
techinspector1's Avatar
Senior Curmudgeon
 
Last wiki edit: DynoSim combinations Last photo:
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hemet, California, USA
Age: 72
Posts: 12,898
Wiki Edits: 326

Thanks: 751
Thanked 985 Times in 831 Posts
OUCHHHHHHHHHHHH, ok, I get it.....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 11-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 2
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Yeah, not a fan of gluing things to my wheels. Perhaps painting the axle stub is the best solution. The steel wheel is probably fairly aerodynamic on its own. Even a cheap ebay set of snap-on moon discs are still $90. I doubt that I would ever save enough gas with them to be able to make up the cost.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2012, 08:21 AM
Registered User
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 2,147
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 426
Thanked 217 Times in 195 Posts
You could get the original style moondiscs and screw them to the rim. LOL

I live in the northeast and this is why I go to the junkyard and get a set of junk rims to mount my snowtires on. Try not to get rims that have a 'Spoke' design or large open spaces in the rim face; while they look cool, they will let a lot of snow and salt get packed behind them...no good

I bet if you looked around at the junkyard or on the craigs; you could get a 2nd set of rims cheap. Remember things like tire pressure monitors. If you buy a rim and tire package from Tirerack, the sensors are extra $
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 11-12-2012, 10:16 AM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,323
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 46
Thanked 146 Times in 138 Posts
Back in the day we just cut a disk of metal and screwed them to the rim with small sheet metal screws..of course guys liked the look so Moon came out with some aftermarket disks..Not sure where any larger than 15 inch could be found..

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kustom Shop's black cherry kandy over black diamond metallic for dark reddish-black? 350cruiser Body - Exterior 3 08-03-2010 07:02 PM
black trim re paint questions, flat or gloss black? tiptopss Body - Exterior 5 04-11-2010 09:51 AM
moon discs black rat Hotrodding Basics 2 05-04-2008 08:39 PM
flat black hood on a gloss black car Dubz Body - Exterior 23 07-14-2004 08:01 PM
verbal description of raven black as compared to black Dubz Body - Exterior 5 02-24-2004 12:01 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.