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Nicknames for Fake White Walls???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by alohadogg, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. J. A. Miller
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    J. A. Miller
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    Dog whiz targets.
     
  2. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    Actually I did. And didn't give a crap about them back then either.

    Today when I see a car with whitewalls I cringe and think how much better it would look with blackwalled tires.

    Back in the time you are referring to,having real whitewalls did not always mean that you had the $, it often meant you wanted to look like you did.

    You know the type, wanting to look like something they were not while almost living in a cardboard box. :)
     
  3. I think Porta-Walls is right. I actually had a set on my high school shoebox that looked good. I deflated the tire, mounted the rim bead good and glued them with a strong ass glue to the tire. No one could tell they were fake, but man did I stay a long way from curbs!
     
  4. adamshumard
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    around here I've heard em called spats before.
     
  5. Porta walls had a tendency to wear around the outer circumference...looked like bit fingernails.

    There was a period of time when whitewalls were common but not fashionable in hot rod/custom circles. Folks would mount the tires so that the whites were on the inside.
     
  6. 36fred
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    Up here in the northwest we called them Pecker flaps
     
  7. ironpile
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    Plus you could switch them from 1 used tire to the next. This was back when ww on pickups were even cool. I just am old enough to remember.
     
  8. nicksduce
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    from indiana

    why cover up blackwall with anything that looks like poo
     
  9. 26 roadster
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    for a traditional site I am amazed that they are not more well liked. Alot of people ran them on the inside of a white wall tire to balance the look on open fendered cars, check your old books.
    I admit that they are the reason I dislike all white wall/white letter tires.
     
  10. Porta-walls, ............... we called them 'falsies'.
     
  11. firingorder1
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    Yeah thats about it. You may not have had two cents to rub together but WWs created the impression. Funny, today I was at a friends garage and he has a 55 Olds in for some work. It has blackwalls and I thought it looked crappy. The other thought was the poor guy can't afford WWs. : - ()
     
  12. Blue One
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    Blue One
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    Seems it is like everything else we do with our cars. It's a matter of personal choice and taste. I have always preferred the look of a nice clean blackwall tire, and having a sidewall that is proportioned properly and fills the wheelwell (if the car has fenders) is important too.

    I hate the thin rubber band look that the kids (tuners :rolleyes:) seem to love these days.

    I always felt that whitewalls distract one's eye from the look of the wheels, or even sometimes the paint or lines of the car itself.
     

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