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Old 08-21-2006, 04:43 PM
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Wide Whitewall Insert?

There used to be wide whitewall inserts that went in between your tire bead and the rim ..
Anyone know if there still out there ? or who it was that made them ?

I need a set for a daily driver .. Project "CRAP ROD"

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Old 08-21-2006, 04:55 PM
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Ok Porta Walls came up in a search ...But I'll be darned if I can find them
on an internet search......
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:00 PM
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Just in case someone else is looking
Here they are



www.lucasclassictires.com

They have alot of nice stuff on that site
Used Tires as well
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Thanks for sharing what you found.They are not as expensive as I thought they would be.
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Use paint. Seriously, Porta Walls come off after a while and they're hard to keep clean. Paint is way cheaper and you can always repaint once it wears out. A guy in New Zealand makes special paint for this application, google whitewall tire paint & New Zealand and see what you come up with.


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Ok heres more

Shaving old tires
http://forum.olskoolrodz.com/showthr...threadid=13919

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...6&page=1&pp=20

Painting them
http://www.mbzponton.org/valueadded/other/tirepaint.htm
sorry, I meant Iceland not New Zealand. Its titanium paint. Looks solid.

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old tires that are dried out can be painted with about anything....newer tires are still giving off fumes and will turn any paint brown in a couple of days...
however i am having good results using gesso from an art supply store...this is the stuff
they cover up old paintings with so the canvas can be reused...my tires are fairly new
and i have five coats of other paint on them that had turned brown but this gesso stuff
seems to holding up fine
Hope this helps,

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By the way, how about pictures of project crap rod?
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:37 PM
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I called Lucas tires and here is what he told me ..

The porta walls were made in the 1940's and nothing has changed since then
If you put them on a Bias Ply Tire your most likely not going to have any issues

If you want to put them on a Radial Make sure you have a tall sidewall ..
He said he had one complaint were a guy put three inch Porta walls on a low profile tire.. And they did get chewed up

The porta wall had nothing to grap on to ..
He told me use a tall side wall and I should be just fine ..
For instance 225 70 15 with a 3 inch Porta wall would be considered a safe bet.

Do not glue them or use any adhesive ..
Minimum 2 inches from porta wall to tread .. Street side
take into consideration how the tire folds under the weight of your car
They need to sit flat on the tire...

In my honest opinion
2 1/4 may be the best bang for the buck if your side walls are a little on the short side
$39.00 for a set of 4

I'm going to try a set and run them on I-95 and see if they hold up

Hope this helps you out ....

Rick
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Old 08-21-2006, 05:41 PM
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Mike

By the way, how about pictures of project crap rod?
I will post some up very soon ..
If you see under my name it says Legally Insane ..You might see where that came from..

All I can say is Is not what you would expect.
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