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Old 02-27-2013, 08:09 PM   #1
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Ultra Simple Faux Whitewalls

http://oldietrailer.shutterfly.com/pictures/75?eid=112

This is a very cool idea. What a great way to give yourself 'whitewall' tires!
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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Does anyone remember port-a-walls, I think I may have one in my barn.
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Very clever idea.
I like it.
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Here you go, I remember using steel wool on mine!!
white wall tire inserts | eBay
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Portawalls are still out there, just google it. They're used a lot by vintage car owners. Just read on another vintage trailer forum that portawalls only work on bias tires, though.

Heres a vid on installation

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Portawalls: Go to fast and the centrifugal force throws them off. When I say go real fast I mean - really fast. Back in the day in Iowa the speed limit at night was 75 and in the day "Reasonable and Proper" I had a 409.
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Remind me again....what exactly was the purpose of white wall tires?
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Remind me again....what exactly was the purpose of white wall tires?
To make the tires stand out from the road's surface.

They are stunning on the right vehicle.

Don't forget your curb feelers to protect those pretty tires!
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They were like Spats for your tires.
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They were like Spats for your tires.
And the purpose of spats was...............?
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They were Portawalls for your ankles/shoes.
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They were Portawalls for your ankles/shoes.
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