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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lucky Burton, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. gonmad
    Joined: May 17, 2007
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    Sweet! Gonna need you to do a few items for me Dustin!

    Where were you the other Saturday man?!? Missed you!
     
  2. hvychvy
    Joined: Jul 21, 2005
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    Hey Jimmy,bring them down,and we'll do them up!!Iwas working at the station,wanted to be there.
     
  3. realkustom51
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    Just for those of you who do not get to see Press Brake style Louver tooling. It creates a 4" Louver. It has 1/2" minimal spacing between each punch. Slight crown (about .040) on male punch to start the "cut" and does not have an especialy sharp edge. Tonnage and alignment does most of the work.

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  4. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    Anybody know of somewhere i can buy a set of Salt Flat louvre dies ???
     
  5. milner3268
    Joined: Oct 1, 2010
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    from buffalo NY

    just did mine with my at my club brother Dennis's shop. It only took 48 beers to make 165 holes. Hey were gettin better HA HA HA !
     

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  7. madman customs
    Joined: Feb 24, 2009
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    from odanak

    for all your loure needs in the montreal quebec call madman kustom at 1 450 880 2504 we do all types of loure including flat top
     
  8. need louvers ?
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
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    I haven't updated in awhile, seems I have been doing a bit more fab/repair/wiring type stuff than O/T louvering the last month or two. Here are a few things off of my press in the last couple of months. '53 chevy hood for a H.A.M.B.er up in San Francisco, A tiger hood for a local client, Did tons of custom cabinet doors for a local personal shop that wanted a hot rod theme, and last, a '34 I did a couple of years ago for a gent named Gov off the East coast that my buddy Don marks built...
     

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  9. need louvers ?
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    Had to show some more shots of that '34.... EVIL!!! I don't have any engine shots, but it is powered by a Col Alexander F head conversion on a 59A block (1 of 3 made), whith an early Whipple (?) cream seperator type super charger. Everything on this car is "Holy Grail" type stuff. Did i mention the Kinmonts? Ya, N.O.S. at all four corners!
     

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  10. brady1929
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    awesome work chip
     
  11. Race City Rodz
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    Holy Shit, I started drooling when I was looking at this 34'! What are the wheels?

     
  12. need louvers ?
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    Sorry, I didn't see the question! !6" Halibrand "no holes" on the front, and 18" "no holes" on the back. All magnesium of course! Nothing like now rare racing stuff.
     
  13. need louvers ?
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    Thought I would bump this back up, 'cause it's been awhile since I saw it. I have been busy with everything but louvers going on around here, but have recently completed a couple of things for H.A.M.B.er "deluxe32" that I wanted to share.

    The rear panel was a bit of a pain in the ass 'cause I had to reconfigure my press to accomodate the lower body beads, but after what seemed like and eternity of screwing around with machining and grinding the press mods are finally complete.

    Quick explanation on the hood - It's the new Rootlieb 25 louver replica, and it's nice! I added the top louvers of course, But I set them up so that they match the louvers in the hood sides. That way when you look at the hood on the car in profile, all of the lines in the hood tops and sides will line up... Boody lot of work, but I do have them available these days!

    This is all for his '32 Tudor which is going together in Missouri...
     

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  14. Hi LUCKY.......how's the new shop doing?
    Here's a few I punched for my 40 PU project. I was very lucky to use Roy Richter's old louver press that he and some buddies made back in the 1930's at Bell Auto Parts. I really like the "Hot Rod" "Race Car" shape the dies make. These are 3" louvers, he also made 4" dies for this press.
     

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  15. Marty Strode
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    Chip,
    Quite a 34 Don built, I met Don at a CHHR about 10 years ago, we had a great, fun visit. When I got home, I sent a picture CD of the event to Rick Stewart, the first thing Rick picked up on, were some pictures of Don in our pit area. I had no idea they were the best of friends. Tell Don, some guy from Oregon said hi. Great job on the louver work, I have a machine and know how tough it can be.
     
  16. OoltewahSpeedShop
    Joined: Oct 18, 2007
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    My '30 roadster decklid
     

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  17. My buddy Dave punched these for me a few years ago for the coupe.
     

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  18. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    This is a hood and side panels I built and louvered, striper Mitch Kim, gave them the "Tommy The Greek" treatment.
     

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  19. langy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2006
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    Beautiful work !!!
     
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  21. scrap metal 48
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    Updated pics of 'MR 800'(800 louvers).......
     

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  22. need louvers ?
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    Thanks Marty! Ya Don is a treasure... If ya get past the crusty parts! He called me up the other morning about 9:00 and said "'Morning, did I wake ya?" I said "nope been up awhile". He said "Damnit, shoulda called earlier then..." Hope he's always around! Miss Rick damn near everyday. When both ElPolacko and I were just starting out in this stuff both of these guys were always around to help out and lend some advice when stuff started to go pear shaped.
     
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    Here are my Louvers by Ray's Hot Rod Shop in Calhoun, GA 405 of them :D
     
  24. motobilt
    Joined: Oct 4, 2007
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    from okc

    Along with custom car fabrication, we build sheetmetal for old Lincoln welders, and some of the guys like the hotrod look as well, here is an old redface machine we louvered out
     

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  25. denny55chevy
    Joined: Mar 18, 2012
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    Check out my web site. louversbydenny.com
    Thanks Denny
     
  26. hotrodgypsy
    Joined: May 10, 2011
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    from reading,pa

    my 48 sedan delivery with loover'd hood
     

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  27. denny55chevy
    Joined: Mar 18, 2012
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    I punch louvers in North Central Pa. ( Williamsport ) My web site is
    www.louversbydenny.com
    Thank You
    Denny
     
  28. need louvers ?
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    I haven't bumped this up in a bit, but thought I would today. I just shut the press down and came in the house from finishing Jeem's hood for his '37 P/U. The thermometer was clippin' 126 when I walked out of there by the way! Yeesh, summer in Phoenix... Did some inner fender panels for a '40 for one of my favortie local customers the other day too.
    I kinda wish I could show the other that I just delivered this morning, but it's so damn off topic I just can't justify it in any way. It was a late eighties Japanese car that the kid had lowered and had stripped the paint and rusted. See, O/T in ten different ways! But the louvers were some of the most challenging I have ever done to punch, and they came out without disturbing his striping or patina! So very, very, not my style, but fun to do something different now and then.
     

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  29. Eric Vaughn just did these for me with his Kurtis style dies. Only took 2 years of pestering, but worth the wait.


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  30. This is the back side. Eric used his special smooth backside dies. :D


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