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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 06:52 PM
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Any DUers have white-wall tires on their ride?
I haven't seen any in ages.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:00 PM
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1. I saw blue-wall tires yesterday....what the heck is that about?
Did the tires get put on wrong or is just a new look? :think:
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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:01 PM
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3. The blue is a protective coating. It washes off
Usually the installer washes it off.

It means the tires are brand new.
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:02 PM
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5. Ahhh, ok.
I think I've gotten to the age where I've forgotten more than I ever knew. :D
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:01 PM
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4. Protective coating. The blue wears off.
Then, they are white. :)
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:03 PM
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6. But the blue's so pretty!
:silly: :D
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:00 PM
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2. That's because "whitewalls"
are just thin little white stripes nowadays.
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:05 PM
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7. and most tires don't have that- all black is what the majority are.
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marybourg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:05 PM
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22. My new tires are reversible! "Whitewall" (stripe)/all black nt.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:10 PM
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11. Not Cokers
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ConcernedCanuk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:08 PM
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8. Whitewalls were cool, but ya hadda luv ur car, clean em up and brush them
.
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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:05 PM
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24. I loved them
And I loved washing my car and spiffing it up.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:09 PM
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9. I did have a new set
of skinny 19" white wall put on my '29 Model A Sport Coupe about 6 years ago before I finally sold it. I recall at the time , that here in the UK , Cokers were available for rodded cars and I'm sure they stil are. At that time Coker strictly controlled the selling price here and probably still do.

Are people fitting white walls to PT Cruisers over there ?
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bluesbassman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:56 PM
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17. Yeah they do, see them here in the Bay Area.


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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:10 PM
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10. I actually had to go outside and look. Nope
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dysfunctional press Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:12 PM
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12. styles change- but here's a couple of useful resources-
http://www.widewhitewalltires.com /

or- a video that shows how to make your own whitewalls- (at your own risk, of course... :crazy:)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkcm3rh60p0

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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:34 PM
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13. Sometimes.
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Muttocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:21 PM
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26. * * *
:rofl:
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:39 PM
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14. Yup. On my mother's 1977 Monte Carlo.
:shrug:
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:06 PM
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16. That reminds me of my mother's 1972 Buick Skylark ..
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 08:12 PM by DemoTex
Actually, it started out as mine and it did have whitewalls. But after I mustered out of Uncle Sugar's Green Machine, I couldn't afford the plush ride of a Buick. So, my mom got the car and I got her 1966 Chevy wagon. She drove the Buick Skylark for over 20 years. The vinyl roof was peeling off, the quarter panels were rusting, and the car had high miles. But she loved it. She had one of those little bean-bag ashtrays between the seats for her "cigs" (they finally killed her last year), and the car was always filthy. That's why my car and my brother's are always spotless.

In the mid-1990s she traded it in on a Ford Escort wagon. Well, not really. The Ford place gave her $200 NOT to trade it in! She, ever the Scot, sold it on a local AM station's hilarious "Swap-Buy-And-Sell" for $500! Hell .. it ran!

So she bought the Escort wagon in February. She haggled and brow-beat the poor salesman and got a great deal. This is in middle Georgia. In April, when it started getting hot, she took the Escort wagon back to the Ford dealer to have the inoperative air-conditioner fixed. Of course, the service manager was a former 6th grade student of hers. Everyone and their dog knew my momma.

"Uh, Miz T_____ , your Escort ain't got a air-conditioner."

"What!? Young man? 'It does not have an air-conditioner!' Oops! Why?"

Thus the Escort wagon POS was traded, with very low mileage, on another big Buick for mommer. White side-walls (narrow by then .. disappearing like the Cheshire Cat) and an ass-freezing GM air-conditioner .. and the ubiquitous bean-bag ash tray. God bless her sweet soul!
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Obamanaut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:49 PM
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15. My Suzuki C90T (motorcycle) came with whitewalls. When they
wore out, I replaced them with plain black tires. I'm too lazy and sorry to keep white walls on a motorcycle white, and they look so nasty if they're dirty.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:57 PM
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18. 'Ride?' That is a very disrespectful way to refer to the MidloVan.
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wartrace Donating Member (920 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:03 PM
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19. I MAKE whitewall tires. (or at least work at a place that makes them)
I will be working there for the next seven weeks & then we are shutting down and moving production to Mexico. There are whitewalls on my vehicle but it is just the raised white lettering.
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:06 PM
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20. I used to on my last car, but it would look dumb on my current.
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 09:06 PM by mainegreen
I always loved having whitewalls.
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Marr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:32 PM
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21. On the back tire of my motorbike. :D
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:37 PM
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23. I have White Letter Tires... not the same thing, I know. I just felt like
posting.
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:07 PM
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25. my first car had them, a 79 cutlass supreme brougham in old lady blue.
that car loved oil so much, just lapped it right up.
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