Discussion in 'The Pub' started by kcprogguitar, Apr 15, 2016.
Ive got a 94 F150 with wings. Never see them anymore.
I dig the airflow.
Just this one.......
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.
I heard once they quit because they leak and they also make it easy to break into a car.
But I always liked em.
Yep, used mine a little while ago!
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
You guys are really behind the times. We got this really cool air conditioner for our car.
My 68 Plymouth Satellite has them.
My 87 westfalia has them. problem is they dont stay at the high intake position anymore unless you hold them.
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.
Never heard them called window wings, must be a regional thing.
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.
Her name is Big Muff and she's a darling
Always called them by the proper name, "no-draft windows".
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.
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.
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.
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.