I have always loved louvers. I like 40 Ford hoods done in all way`s. Stock, louvered, hole in the hood for blower or injectors etc. depending on what style the car is built in. As far as the hoods being rare and expensive , I have not experienced that. Maybe I am just lucky but I see them from cheap to reasonable all the time. I louvered one that most of the guys that have seen it think was not fixable. I am afraid of very little as I have the right God given abilities to fix what seems like trash to most and have the sickness to love doing just that. I did however buy a nice unchanged extra just in case I decide to change the look later and so that when I die the next owner can do what he wants with it also. I have had thoughts of sticking a Hilborn through the hood also and if this happens in the near future, I will pull a fiberglass mold from the original and cut a hole in a fiberglass one. Always thinking ahead.