The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Jive-Bomber, Jul 7, 2015.
Thanks Beaner! Happy New year Bud!
Try...http://www.louversunlimited.com/ They just did a great job on my 56 Caddy hood. I'd use them again.
Right back at ya.
I wish you were closer looks like I am doing louvers the old way with a chisel and a hammer.
Ship me your hood, We'll figure the rest out later.
That would be hood and cowl top. LOL
Look here to see why, scroll to post #3
Give me some time to raise some cash and we'll chat.
"Happy Days" or "Good Times" Louver Co. originally in San Jose had those dies.
Owner/operator 'Dave' (IIRC) advertised in Street Rodder, had louver press kits for sale. Very popular, ('79-'83?) Dave moved his business down south, around Santa Maria or Goleta area.
A couple of customers of mine had me take their hoods to Dave (when in San Jose) for those peaked louvers. (one a '46 Coupe, the other a '41 pickup)
Franco striped one hood, as I recall. (the '41 pickup? Not sure, long time ago)
I remember filing those louvers...Grrrr...
I didn't come on the HAMB for a while and it's with pleasure that I discover this thread
My hood, a 30/31 Ford A :
And as I don't like the moulding around the louvers on the hood sides on a model A, I decide to remove it :
The guy without cap is my friend Mika, and I thank him a lot for the good work...
The other guy, it's me
Ha! Hey gang! Hotrodron texted me about this thread popping up right as a I was cranking my way through this one...
Chip ( need louvers ) did my roof panel before I welded it in. The hood was already done when I bought it.
Passengers view of my peaked louvers .....
I'm in Beaner. When ready ship it and I'll put all the holes you wan tin it. ;-)
All the best,
Louvered Roof On my new Deuce?
Went ahead and punched some holes in my 40 Ford hood today. Very happy with the results!
Here's my hood, 3 rows and a bunch of louvers. Done perfectly by the HAMB's own louver genius Chip Quinn (need louvers?). What probably won't get noticed is that the hood louvers line up perfectly with the 25 louver sides.
Here is my '40 Standard.
anymore pics of this ?
Some very subtle details in the layout on my hood panels. Thanks go to Chip Quinn, needlouvers?
Man that looks great!
Thats drop dead gorgeous right there....nice stuff as usual Chip
I do them.
Thank you guys for the kind words.
It gets a bit off subject, but we were talking about roof patterns and such, here is one of the most outrageous I have done. If you look at the primered pictures, you can see that the pattern tapers from the grill shell, Continues it's taper through the roof panel, then tapers back to it's end point on the bottom of the deck lid... It's all about the taper!
Once I get the paint removed the filler hole filled and some cash I'll let you know.
I have a vid how to punch them by hand but time not spent with a hammer and dolly can be spent on other things.
I'll forward the vid to you interesting vid for damned sure.
I got a kick out of the owner, who I let hang out and help on this one. He watched me lay out the pattern, (two complete lay outs before I was happy) cross check it for straight (within 1/16"!) and do the punch. I almost booted him when he complained a bit when I did the second layout, 'cause it was "taking too much time"... When I flipped the completed hood over, he went flush, and said, "We made art! Well, you made art!"!
What do you do under the roof louvers? (rain etc.)
Man up and splash.
Don't forget your rubbers!
I really dig these......
Coupla things you can do. The black coupe above had a sheet of some sort of composite plastic bonded into the inner roof panel to make stuff waterproof.
Otherwise, there IS always the old "sheet of magnetic sign material" dodge, too. Roll it up and slide it under the seat, and when the rain starts, unroll it and stick it inside the roof panel.
Personally, not being overly bright, I'd probably opt for the rubbers and three pairs of wet socks kinda deal...
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