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Old 07-23-2009, 01:12 PM   #1
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Default louver press blueprints

Does anyone have a set of louver press blueprints?....I picked up some dies, and have seen some good setups on the internet,. but if there are blueprints out there, there is no point in re inventing the frame....Thanks for any info you might have
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:16 PM   #2
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Default Re: louver press blueprints

if you find some let me know
i am also interested in some prints
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #3
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Few years back I drew up my press and sent them to a name I no longer see on the HAMB "Aussie Rob" if you can find him he may be able to help you out.
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: louver press blueprints

I just want to keep this on top. I dont know much about a louver press but would it be possible to make a few dies and rig something up on a standard shop press?
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Old 07-23-2009, 03:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: louver press blueprints

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I just want to keep this on top. I dont know much about a louver press but would it be possible to make a few dies and rig something up on a standard shop press?
Although it could be done I would think that you would have a difficult time keeping the dies perfectly aligned.

I've seen a lot of different presses either in person or in photos and the one thing they all have in common is that they are setup so that the dies mate up perfectly every time both dies being mounted solidly.

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Old 07-23-2009, 04:00 PM   #6
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Default Re: louver press blueprints

If you want to build an inexpensive louver press take a look at this link. It is a mechanical press, no hydraulics, and works great.

http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=182
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:35 PM   #7
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I've seen some 'good time louver' presses on the net,...about a 48" throat....looks like a great set up ....I could figure it out and build it, just thought someone must have plans out there.......
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:52 PM   #8
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You can contact Uncle Johnny here on the HAMB I know he built one. Don't know if he has any prints. Here is his web site.
http://www.baremetalrods.net/home.html
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:58 PM   #9
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his louver press looks exactly what I'm looking for in blueprints.....
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:07 PM   #10
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Does anyone have blueprints for the old good time louver press or even the mittler bros sell a new setup that comes with blueprints?
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:21 PM   #11
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Default Re: louver press blueprints

This is a press I bought, not built. I do have plans to completely redo it's set up. I'm going to change the axle and coil overs to a more traditional style set up, have a few other plans for it as well. Figured pics may help you. Dies are the hardest part... so your ahead of the game. Rest should be pretty easy for ya. keep us posted as to your set up...always interesting!
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:24 PM   #12
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Ha, ole Newt sneaking in there.... firey bastard he is... Don't know how that happend?
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:32 PM   #13
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Hey nice rig there
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:49 PM   #14
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In Rod & Custom March 2009 has an article how to make one. John
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Old 07-23-2009, 06:57 PM   #15
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here ya go
http://www.metalmeet.com/forum/showt...r+press+design
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Old 07-23-2009, 10:43 PM   #16
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lots of good info on that link, thanks.....I already bought dies, but is there any detailed plans/materials that should be used....wouldn't mind a variety
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Old 07-24-2009, 10:04 AM   #17
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brady
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:09 AM   #18
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Default Re: louver press blueprints

Have a set of dies we use, mostly in a 50 ton press brake, not to hard to set them up if you clamp them together on the downstroke before tightening things up.would think the same idea would work on most any type of press, as long as the gibbs are good.
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Old 07-24-2009, 11:25 AM   #19
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In the March 2003 issue of Street Rodder they had an article on how to make a stand with a punch/die set from Mittler Brothers. Pretty heavy duty stand. That's what I'm fashioning my stand after. Also check out www.rod-o-rama.com I remember seeing some really good photos of a simular press they built. If you need copies of either of these let me know, I think I still have them. Good luck!
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Old 08-09-2009, 03:10 PM   #20
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Default Re: louver press blueprints

finished my press, thanks for the input on design....works great! Built a box cover for my aluminum RPU
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