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Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Feo, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. rusty valley
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  2. rdscotty
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    I vote yes to louvers.
    Anyone notice that in the photoshop picture, the louvers at the front are angled and they gradually have less angle until at the back they appear to be parallel with the windshield?
     
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  3. MMM1693
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    Good catch rdscotty! I vote yes but only to a repop hood.
     
  4. Feo
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  5. gherkin350
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    Punch the shit out of that bastard!!! straight.... no angle. IMHO


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  6. 5window
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    And the doors! and the cowl! and the quarter panels! NO. Avoid the temptation and leave it alone.
     
  7. Deucedreamer
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    Louvers are like tattoos: they belong in certain places, only certain places and too many is NOT a good thing. Hood and decklid, punch it and enjoy.
     
  8. kustomdeluxe
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    Yup.
    Definitely.
     
  9. Atwater Mike
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    There was an old man with a hunch,
    Had a hood he wanted to punch.
    But the haters said 'Nay,
    Keep the louvers away!'
    Confused the poor fellow a bunch....
     
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  10. Deucedreamer
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    Who knew the HAMB had so many poets?
     
  11. Okay, I’m on... thanks bro


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  12. Taste is a funny thing, sometimes less is more... I️ was gonna say no but after swing that picture I️ say go for it...


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  13. Atwater Mike
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    Not 'poets', but 'limericysts'. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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  14. Bandit Billy
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    Atta boy Mike!
     
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  15. Mr48chev
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    Well with 120 louvers in my hood you know I like them but as well as they cool the engine they do let water down on top of the engine every time It rains or snows. That said some folks say it never rains in Henderson NV or Phoenix so that might fly for you. Still I don't think I would louver that pretty hood. I just like it the way it is now too well
     
  16. Runnin shine
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    After dropping the tikes off for an education, came to a red light, trying to change to a good station, looked up for a green, but a bunch of yellow and louvers was all to be seen.
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  17. It never rains in Henderson, so water intrusion isn't an issue.
     
  18. fordflambe
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    Louvers are like flames in that some people like em and some don't............I don't ask opinions unless for technical input..............The decision should be based on your personal taste and what you are trying to achieve.........then "to Hell" with what everyone else thinks............
     
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  19. juan motime
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    I guess maybe my mind gone, but, I think that's pretty funny !!
     
  20. DOCTOR SATAN
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    Real hot rods have louvers....
     
  21. Stogy
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    @Feo I just posted this pic in a thread and it gives balance to the fact even without additional louvers things can be all Hotrod as witnessed below...it is to be noted that while hood top louvers are absent there are vintage graphics added that enhance the Hotrod look. This pic is amazing...just amazing. Your using a repop is great for covering both possibilities with minimal fussing. Happy New Year...;)

    002-davis-roadster-with-pickup-at-speed-shop_sml.jpg

    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/just-louvers.1028008/page-18#post-12369023

    http://www.hotrod.com/articles/wrecking-coupe-didnt-stop-racing-daytona-1956-just-turned-roadster/
     
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  22. 5window
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    No,man, real hot rods have holes. Not always the same thing. :)
     
  23. Just remember, it will be your hands that have to wash and wax those louvers.
     
  24. Choppedcoupe
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    Any tricks for keeping water out of the carbs when the good is louvered? Going thru this myself....
     
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  25. I've seen curved louvers before and they are bitchin', and I would like to do a hood top for my coupe and incorporate them... but is ANYBODY doing them??? As I recall,they are longer than the standard ones...
     
  26. Stogy
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    Drive faster...;)

    Joking aside you could install an aluminum or otherwise inner panel to channel it away elsewhere. How to attach those maybe some strategic rivets...

    One other thing is I've seen a number of Hambers just drive right the heck through it hood full of louvers or not and they are probably swimming in the cabin because they're sometimes open. The funny thing is they don't seem to have any problems.

    So what I am saying is some may get through but it may have negligible effect on things.
     
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  27. Runnin shine
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    The panel of my Tudor has 77 louvers. I’m thinking about sticking something like dynamat on the inside to keep the exhaust fumes from killing my 5yr olds who will be riding in the back. My hope is that it will seal each hole well if applied with some care. I know it not period but it will be hidden by the seat.


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  28. Hombre
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    I would louver the hell out of it.
     
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  29. 49ratfink
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    I'm so cool I have louvers in my heater in the junk room.

    got this at Wal Mart like 16 bucks! made of metal and free louvers for something later:)

    the big set of louvers are 3" and there are two pointy ones toward the bottom. smaller ones on the other side.

    edit: those are toy guns in the background.

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