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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. Let's see your louvers - hoods,trunks,splash aprons,gas tank covers, etc, HRP
     
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  2. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    They are for me. 328445-1317096611-bbdc8df00f2494813e2bd4508012c2bc.jpg
     
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  3. Yep me too. 20171014_104937.jpg The rear splash apron on my 34 delivery.
     
  4. DDDenny
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    from oregon

    Danny's stirring the pot again!;)
    Innies and outies on my 66 Suburban.
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  5. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
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    Yes... yes they are.
     
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  6. cartman4gc
    Joined: Jul 25, 2011
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    my car has Iron Oxide Louvers, does that count?
     
  7. Oldioron
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    I don't have any to show but I like them more now than I have in the past!
     
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  8. Oldioron
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    I don't have any to show but I like them more now than I have in the past!
     
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  9. Still popular with me.
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  10. Smiffy
    Joined: Dec 30, 2014
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    Smiffy

    In my world they've always been here. They've never gone away.
     
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  11. rusty rocket
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    I think so, in fact im laying out lines on my hood for a few rows image.jpg
     
  12. barryvanhook
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    from Mesa, AZ

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    At least they are for me.
     
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  13. fastcar1953
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    DSCF7603.JPG Getting some idea of what i want
     
  14. 49ratfink
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    I like them so much I put them in the dash to cool the radio
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  15. 49ratfink
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    from California

    oh yeah, did the hood too.
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  16. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
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    I am slightly leaning on the other side of fence. I like the factory louvers on 1920's and 1930's hood sides. But the " cool factor" feeling has never hit me ever between the eyes. You want to drive it or continue cleaning out the dirt and bugs and dealing with rain . Rain spots in your valve covers ,frames and air cleaners so you can clean them again? And a little moisture/water on ignition system to top off. Sign me up :D
     
  17. 41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    Don't throw wrenches or full beer cans this way ( unless I am in the mood to catch them, it is just me.:p
     
  18. 41rodderz
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    from Oregon

    Let me add, that I do like blisters.
     
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  19. hfh
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    IMG_2838.JPG IMG_2837.JPG I just got these.....
     
  20. BJR
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
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    I never understood a louvered trunk, on a street driven car.
     
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  21. That guy trying to sneak in the drive in has to have air in that small trunk. :D HRP
     
  22. 36cab
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    I have 78 in the hood of my dad's 36 cabriolet and 90 in the hood of my 48 Austin Dorset. Both hoods were punched at the Cedar Rapids Swap Meet in the mid 1980s. A guy would come in with a louver press in the back of his pick-up. He would unload it and start punching louvers. I think he charged 25 cents a hole if I remember correctly. It was a manual press and he would line the die up and give it about 3 pulls on the handle. On the 4th pull you would here a big pop or bang and he would then move to the next louver. He had arms like Popeye. Eventually a local Cedar Rapids body shop bought the press and converted it to hydraulic. The press changed hands a couple of times and the last I knew it was somewhere in the Marshalltown Iowa area. And I like louvers as much today as I did when I had them punched. 36 driveway.jpg front.jpg
     
  23. Gman0046
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    No way are louvers as popular as they once were. Now I wouldn't even know where to get louvers punched. After hand sanding for paint a punched hood your fingers will tell you you've made a mistake.
    Louvers are great for removing hot air from under the hood. Letting rain water in to drip on your engine is not for me.
     
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  24. DaveK87
    Joined: Sep 8, 2017
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    5B5183E6-76E8-4C20-BD23-FB40F26DD522.jpeg Louvers are still cool, even to us kids (I’m 32)
     
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  25. Dave Mc
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    Painters HATE Louvers
     
  26. 48stude
    Joined: Jul 31, 2004
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    I love everything about louvers except laying them out , punching them and SANDING them. Other than that I love them !!:p Bill
    The hood on my avatar:
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  27. I vividly remember sanding the original louvers in my 32 side panels, they are the 25 Louver per side and doing the front and back that adds up to 100 louvers to sand, lots of sore & cut fingers but they sure look cool.

    I may eventually have louvers in my hood tops but if I do I will use a aftermarket Rootlieb top. HRP
     
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  28. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
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    I like ‘em

    Sanding 238 louvers, not so much...
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  29. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    Gman is there anything about hot rods that you do like? You are a constant source of suck.


    Maybe this is the press John Worden has? I don't know anyone else near here with a louver press.
     
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  30. My pal John has a hood, trunk & gas tank cover full of louvers. HRP

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