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Title: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 09, 2005, 08:19:25 PM
Does anyone know of anyone with 13" portawalls for sale?
Antique Tyres are out for at least 6 weeks.
John's Rod and Custom say maybe next year.
Local Adelaide shops don't stock them.

I have found a place in the US with stock, but on investigation, costs are way to high to get them over here.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: 20.4_seconds on June 10, 2005, 05:31:33 AM
Hey Stinky,
Antique Tryes always say 6 weeks!!, I think they get them in one at a time  ;)
Have you tried these guys, never heard of them and don't know if they do 13" portas but it may be worth a shot

http://www.californiaspeedsupplies.com.au/tyres.htm

Nick


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: TAYZ on June 10, 2005, 06:15:30 AM
Good luck!!!!
                        Stinky I have tried everywhere to no avail.  Forget california Speed Shop I rang them direct and they dont have them.  Antique Tyres has been telling me for about 4 months nowt will be about 6 weeks".  They are having trouble with there supplier in britain and said he is very temperamental
                                                                   TAYZ


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 10, 2005, 07:07:04 AM
The list has expanded now

Rodtech (SA)
Kustom City (QLD)
OzRods (QLD)
California Speed Supplies (QLD?)
OG Speedshop (SA)
Noone has them and no leads.

Someone on the ozrodders.com.au board suggested Ausam Wheels and SRVLIVES has a lead for me too.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 10, 2005, 07:13:25 AM
This mob - http://www.partsforclassics.com/
has them in 13" for $US12 each plus Handling. Bargain..... but -

According to the UPS/DHL freight calulators it would cost about $146 for one set.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: NO NAME on June 10, 2005, 07:50:14 AM
might be a good idea if 3 or 4 people want a set, I couldnt see the shipping being too much more for 3 sets.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: TAYZ on June 10, 2005, 08:03:35 AM
Stinky,
           As FCCOOL says if that is the case i am a definate for a set if we could cut down shipping costs.  I have been after a set for nearly 6 months now.

                                                                        TAYZ


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: earlyholdenfan on June 10, 2005, 08:51:55 AM
Count me in for one set as well
Matt


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Shayne on June 10, 2005, 09:10:03 AM
Stinky,
have you tried Dave Stuart Tyres at Ingleburn NSW?  Phone 02 9618 2788 or mobile 0428 282 360

$146 freight even for 3 or 4 sets still sounds too dear to me!


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 10, 2005, 10:15:48 AM
You'd be surprised on the amount freight costs, based on dimensions and weight that they gave me, this is with an express service that would have the stuff here in a week though.
If I get 10 sets they will give a 10% discount, I might call Roly Leahy Custom Imports, he advertises in Just Cars "Nothing too big or small". Might have to wait a while longer, but at least I will get them. Then sell the other sets for pocket money.

or just go to 14" rims and buy the $105 Hankook thin whitewalls.  :-/


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: oldgmh on June 10, 2005, 10:48:25 AM
There is a fellow in Brisbane who sells 13" whitewall tyres around $100 each and can apparently arrange cheap freight anywhere.  Try Brian Waters on 0418 884883.

I have portawalls and they look great as they are a very wide whitewall. The downside is that they are not good for everyday driving - mainly only good for static cars due to the sidewall wear characteristics.

earlee.




Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: zulu on June 10, 2005, 11:14:45 AM
Hey earlee, is that 100 each or 100 a set for the whitewalls  ??? ??? ???


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 10, 2005, 11:18:20 AM
$100 each for whitewalls is about the ball-park, but they are only the thin white stripe. Wide White Walls I priced at Antique Tyres and only come in 14" and up were $300+ each!
Hankook and Sumitomo both do thin whitewalls and should be available through any tyre store.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: fe hotrod on June 14, 2005, 05:32:45 AM
 ;)Goodaye glenn,i will be in the states next week and was wondering where i could get some??might have to load up my suitcase,LOL, if i can, i will try to bring a few sets back,i allready have grouse ones on my fe and need another set for my next project but now i can see theres big demand for them i might get my missus to freight them via her work(fedex)cause we get a big discount!!!so i will see how many sets i can get back into the country and at what sort of cost?i will be on the forum when im in the states so i will see what i can do!!!!! cheers jamie


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: zulu on June 14, 2005, 05:50:21 AM
I'd be interested in 2 sets Jamie, providing they are wide ones, say around 3 inches or 80 mm.
If you require the $ up front let me know by PM or phone is 0418 113321, I'm in Penrith NSW.
Regards, Gary


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: fe hotrod on June 14, 2005, 06:52:49 AM
 ;)as it turns out i will be in indiana on the second week of my trip,so i might be able to visit this guy in person,but as i said to Gary i wont be making any promises on how many sets i can get out or how many sets he has got!!in two weeks i will know for sure what he has got and post it on the forum and we,ll go from there!!!!  ;)cheers jamie


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Glenn 'Stinky' Stankevicius on June 14, 2005, 07:09:46 AM
Shayne, I called Dave Stuart and left a message, he hasn't returned my call yet.

Jamie, sounds good, I have sent you an email.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: HARKO on June 14, 2005, 09:52:21 AM
If your keen to throw in a set of 14s consider them sold aswell :)


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: customFC on June 14, 2005, 11:01:03 AM
Hey guys.
When you talk about Antique Tyres, are you refering to these guys?

111 Canterbury Road
Canterbury NSW 2193

How to contact them?
(02) 97894174

I have bought porta walls from them in the past, but I won't ever put them on radials again. I now paint my whitewalls on. A bit fiddly, but much safer.
Regards
Alex



Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: cruiser056 on June 14, 2005, 05:43:20 PM
Custom FC
                 What are you using to paint on the white sidewalls?  I know it is paint of some kind, but what product details do you have.

Thanks

Michael


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: graham_fuller on June 14, 2005, 10:00:03 PM
Hi Alex, The Antique tyre people have sold out in Sydney and now owned by a guy in Ingleburn.Wayne bought his Tyres and Portawalls from him just before easter.
Cheers,
Graham


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Ed on June 14, 2005, 10:14:08 PM
dont know y all u guys want these flappers so much??

they destroy tyres, and then break apart at highway speed?

Ive heard of a guy in Sydney who will come around and paint your tyres, or as Alex does, paint your own.

My FE had flappers and they are bad news and unsafe.

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: TAYZ on June 14, 2005, 11:51:16 PM
For any one who cares, mostly Victorian, there is a guy in Ballarat who has his own business called CLASSIC REDWALLS.  He will paint your tyres to what colour that you want he quotes  "various widths and colours available"     I have spoken to him and he tells me that white is an absolute prick of a colour to do but still it can be done.  he does the job for about $80- a car (rough price)  Im still going the flappers as my car will not do a great deal of driving, let alone on a highway.  His email address is pinkv8@bigpond.com        he is a decent bloke so Im sure if you had a question he would be happy to answer it.  he also has a fair bit of NOS parts for old holdens
                                                                TAYZ


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: hawk on June 15, 2005, 12:26:53 AM
There is a mobile guy based at fairfieldin sydney .He said he can do up to 1 and half inch wide with a liquid rubber at $50 a tyre .......His phone numbers are 0408254574 or 02 96042289 hope this helps .Greg.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: fe hotrod on June 15, 2005, 03:31:24 AM
 ;)the process of grooving and painting white walls on tyres is now illegal as it voids the tyre warrantyand it is dangerous to alter the sidewall of a tyre??my mate also had the painted whitewalls and they didnt last very long at all,the paint or acrylic cracked up and they looked pretty shocking,he was very dissapointed,so i suppose thats why we like the flappers!!they have been used on hotrods for many years now plus they look much cooler than the pissey 1cm white band!!,the only time they damage your tyres is if your running radial tyres,the sidewall has a lot more flex than a crossply type tyre, thats when they do damage!!i have got flappers on my fe and they are real old dunlop ones that have been on there for years,and there,s no damage to the sidewalls!!!i suppose thats my 2 bobs worth!!!any one wanting some portawalls in 13or 14 can pm me or ring me so i can get a idea of how many sets are wanted,i will do my best to help guys out on the forum by not charging much more than i get them for!!!i will find out how much in a couple of weeks.....cheers jamie ;)0408851404 ;)


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: Ed on June 15, 2005, 04:57:02 AM
Thx FE hotrod,
there ya go, flappers the lesser of two evils and looks cool too.
;)

Cheers

Ed


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: HARKO on June 15, 2005, 03:58:19 PM
Im running flappers on the FC which is driven every day with radials and I have noticed sidewall wear but although it looks bad I would suggest it is very minimal ,Its more like polishing the wall but Ive been armour all - ing between the two and its quietened them down and in turn slowed the wearing .
I was told not to armour all the flappers or the tyre because it discolours them , A mate has been down this road and now uses paint (house paint) on the flappers.

And another angle on white wall add ons is the tyre has to be prepsoled over n over to get the natural oils out of the rubber before applying the whites otherwise it discolours or cracks up quickly.

Ive also cut a groove in my tyres once in the past and used a P4 roller dye which needed reapplying every 4 weeks or so - great to have white walls that didnt cost a cent , Or maybe it cost a dollar or two running the car in gear on a jack stand to cut em in.

Also Ive seen flappers that are about 2mm thick ,Anyone had any experiance with these ones - little tyre wear possibly


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: fe hotrod on June 28, 2005, 02:42:59 PM
 ;)Goodaye guys,im having a ball here!!!done some ringing around to try and find out about the portawalls should hopefully buy some this week,i,ll keep you posted on the progress!!cheers jamie ;)


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: HARKO on June 29, 2005, 11:53:55 AM
I am soooo jelous Jamie  ;D .I hope your using your Ozzie accent and slang to your full advantage mate .
If you can fit em in grab another set of 14s for me so that makes two sets - These are the thick wall style arent they ? If they are the thin 2mm type Im not real keen on those because of their wrinkled appearance around the edges after wearing.
A thousand thank you's if this all works out.


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: fcwgn on June 29, 2005, 11:59:15 AM

I have 14" portawalls on my fj  from cali speed supplies, $100, I would never buy them again,
I also have the 13" on my fc from antique tyres  made in England, $130 set of four, you need to use rubber grease between tyre sidewall and portawall to prevent friction.

They're sweet


Title: Re: 13" Portawalls
Post by: fe hotrod on July 01, 2005, 03:41:44 PM
 ;)harko i wont be bringing any back if there the thin type,cause they arent worth shit,i will be back in L.A. in about 7 days,there are a heap of rod shops there so i will also check em out,man this place is hot rod,custom heaven!!!i went to the L.A roadster show,man too much there to take in,the american after market car parts is mind boggleing,i,ve so far taken about 700 photos!!! i,ll be back on in a couple of days with a bit more of an update!!!cheers jamie ;)