Anyone driving a vehicle with window wings?

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  1. kcprogguitar

    kcprogguitar Member

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    Ive got a 94 F150 with wings. Never see them anymore.

    I dig the airflow.
     
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    Yep, wing windows were really nice. You can air out the car without having AC on and without a lot of road noise. Car makers too cheap to do them now, they are kinda complicated... and weight is an issue I imagine with the MPG requirements.
     
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    I heard once they quit because they leak and they also make it easy to break into a car.

    But I always liked em.
     
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    Yep, used mine a little while ago!

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    i thought they were for smoking when its raining?
    I used to break into my 73 super beetle via the little window...never knew it had a name
     
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    You guys are really behind the times. We got this really cool air conditioner for our car.

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    My 68 Plymouth Satellite has them.
     
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    My 87 westfalia has them. problem is they dont stay at the high intake position anymore unless you hold them.

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    We used to call them "vent windows." They were great for pulling smoke, hot air, etc. out of the interior of the car.

    If you were a smoker and a litter bug, you could put out a cigarette and eject the butt through the vent window without having to roll down the entire window...very useful.

    They also helped to stabilize the front windows, as many provided a permanent "groove" for the front of the window to follow...very important in two-door cars that didn't provide a groove at the back edge of the front drivers and passenger's windows.

    Some say that auto makers removed them to save money. Others say that it was a "design change" to make the car look more "sporty."

    Yes, they were favorites on VW's, and on almost all cars.

    Now, without them around anymore, we get "wind noise."

    I miss them and I still have no clue as to why they disappeared.
     
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    Never heard them called window wings, must be a regional thing.
     
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    We called them wing windows, not window wings. Close enough, though. My dad's '63 Nova SS had them, and that the car I learned to drive in.
     
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    Stunning.

    I always referred to 'em as "butt flickers" when I was a kid. The were perfect for making your burning cigarette butt someone else' problem.
     
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    I had a pretty beat up 1966 Chevy II that had them. It was a former drag car minus the beefed-up motor, transmission and rearend. It looked pretty mean, but had a 283 that had definitely seen better days, but it did have wing windows.

    Imagine this in white, but with hail damage, a high rise hood and a mean exhaust.

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  19. MrTAteMyBalls

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    Oh wow I had actually forgotten about those. I never heard them called Wing Windows always just called it the little window or the vent. Now that you mention it those things were pretty useful and I kind of miss them.
     
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    These days if I want to enjoy wings while driving, I either need to get a to-go order from BW3s or listen to Band On The Run in my lame Honda.

    :)
     
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