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Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 03, 2017 08:17AM

Love the first generation Monte Carlo "sombrero caps", chrome beauty rings and near new tires on my new '65 DropTopAirVair; but I also like whitewall tires on our Corvairs.

Would the addition of some add on, fake white wall tire rings be considered tacky and low class?

WadduaThunk??


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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: December 03, 2017 08:25AM

I got my first set back in 1963, probably tacky then and still so but I like them. The secret is in the installation to keep them from flopping around. You can probably find 10 negatives to every positive about them but I would try them if you're so inclined. I think whitewalls would look great on your new vert.

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: David Malcolm ()
Date: December 03, 2017 08:48AM

Used them often in the day. With tubes in the tire I would partially inflate then use a rubber mallet to force the portawall tightly into the bead then fully inflate. Not sure how that would work with tubeless.
I even once had a set that simulated the "Monza" narrow white wall, black section near the rim.

David Malcolm
1969 Monza PG Coupe
NJ near the Meadowlands

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: December 03, 2017 08:56AM

IMHO...the 1.25" white section, is too wide. .750" would be more like originals. Have not talked to my tire guy, if he has put these on before. Also...$80 ea., seems pretty spendy.

-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: Lalkie ()
Date: December 03, 2017 09:05AM

When I was looking into this I found a place in Vegas that could put white walls on your tires or theirs. Probably better than the stickers. I will try to find the place again. Larry

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: Lalkie ()
Date: December 03, 2017 09:12AM

[www.mooneyesusa.com]
Try this site.

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 03, 2017 09:30AM

[www.bing.com]

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

Bethlehem,Pa

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 03, 2017 09:32AM

""Also...$80 ea., seems pretty spendy.""


Its a set of four, pretty much the going rate with free shipping

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
2016 KIA Sorento SXL Turbo

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 03, 2017 09:43AM

Rnch, many tires have WHITE rubber under the Black on the sidewall...

Look around town and ask any lowriders / Custom wheel shops if there is a shop that "grinds" tires..

A 3/4" white will look good with Rally style wheels..... this pic was the 1970's



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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: larry cooper ()
Date: December 03, 2017 12:52PM

portawalls don't work on radials, I purchased a set and the radials set too low.
I believe I have seen some advertised that were more narrow that will work on radials. Larry Cooper

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 03, 2017 03:12PM







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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 03, 2017 06:22PM

On my first vair my dad pulled out a can of whitewall paint and we did it's old tires.

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I've been tempted to put portawalls on my '48. My mom remembers them fondly from 50s cars. I think I'll just try whitewalls on the next set of tires...





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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: rnch ()
Date: December 04, 2017 08:17AM

MattNall Wrote:
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> A most impressive white wall sheaving/revealing video, Matt!

I wonder how one would find such a service? "White Wall revealing in New Orleans" gave me no results when googled.

confused smiley

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 04, 2017 08:26AM

rnch, see my earlier post...





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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 04, 2017 08:56AM

I'm pretty sure the tires on it don't have white underneath. Some do if they were cast too have whitewalls or lettering.

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: BamBamm13 ()
Date: December 05, 2017 09:11AM

Works fine with radials


West Garden Grove, CA



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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: December 05, 2017 10:14AM

Beautiful wagon!

But I gotta say, from this angle, the tinted windows, and the taller roof of the wagon, kinda make it look like a Hearse!

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WA. state, 1 mile south of the Canadian border,
I am not at the end of the world, but you can see it from here.
'66 Monza Coupe - 4spd, 140 Daily driver beater
'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: Portawalls (white wall tire ring)?
Posted by: 67 airvair ()
Date: December 05, 2017 05:42PM

All the better to bury Ralphie with. Hehehe grinning smiley

-Mark

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