Chrome Baby Moon Hubcaps
Posted October 09, 2012 - 08:07 PM
most tractors from the 60s? I am looking for plain caps.
I can find caps for 6 and 8" wheels on golf cart accessory sites, but not for the 12" wheel. Simplicity used to have them for a very reasonable price, but I believe they have been discontinued. I bought the last pair of 6" and 12" caps from a dealer in my area and they had to dust them off. Also, I think the caps for the 12" wheel actually measure 10 3/16 at the retaining tabs so it just adds to the confusion when looking for this size.
Does anyone know of a supplier for these types of caps? I am not interested in buying a high priced used set on ebay when I'm sure they can be found new, cheaper. Can anyone help? I always like pictures, so here's one of a Sears with the hubcaps.
Posted October 09, 2012 - 08:53 PM
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Posted October 09, 2012 - 09:21 PM
These are stainless steel caps, last I bought were 8" @ $8.33/ea. That was in July of "09, at that time they were selling them on ebay. ~~ Lowell
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Posted October 10, 2012 - 06:46 PM
Edited by johndeereelfman, October 10, 2012 - 06:47 PM.
Posted October 10, 2012 - 07:37 PM
I buy my 8" front caps from a guy on ebay at $14.99 each. As for the 12" rears, I used to get them through Wheel Horse for $18.59 each. Not sure where to send you now for the rears. I tried the stainless steel cone ones, and they just don't seem to hold the shine like the chrome hubcaps do. Just my opinion, please don't take offense. I really didn't like the cone shaping either, compared to the smooth roundness as the older caps. Again, just my opinion.
I agree with you, johndeereelfman. I like the OEM look. I spoke to a Cub Cadet/Simplicity dealer in my area today about the caps. He knows what I am looking for and said he remembers stocking them at one time, but he cannot locate them in the parts books for Cub Cadet, and Simplicity is apparently more difficult to look up parts info if you dont have a specific model number to start with. I even went to cubcadet.com and internet-chatted with someone from MTD and he kept going back to the age of the machine and how parts can become obsolete. (I used my IH 100 for the guinea pig and even a newer 3000 series Cub Cadet since the plain caps were optional on the anniversary model.)
Just one thing I want to add for those that may not know... I have a 1966 Cub Cadet accessory brochure that shows non-IH logo caps. I figure that the IH hubcap wasn't around until the 1968 models. The same goes for the early Masseys as I have seen photos of them with plain caps as well.
I can only assume that there was only one vendor that supplied these caps to various makes. I also assume that they no longer carry the caps, not because they no longer exist, but because there was not enough demand for them. If I can figure out the vendor, I think I'll find that they can still be had. There was also a guy on ebay that sold new caps for the bigger tractors, but there are none on there currently, and actually no activity from that seller at this time. Where the heck did he get them?? They have to be somewhere.
I'll keep digging I guess.
Edited by Rajkowski, October 10, 2012 - 07:40 PM.
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