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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Zumo, Sep 8, 2008.

  1. Zumo
    Joined: Aug 30, 2004
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    Did I spell that right? I want to put some in my hood but how do I keep water out? Or does that matter?
     
  2. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
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    do a search, lots of threads
     
  3. Shaggy
    Joined: Mar 6, 2003
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    from Sultan, WA

    I'm gunna build a pan for under the hood that is dzus fastened in for the rainy season (11 months out of the year here)
     
  4. TOE
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  5. fisher
    Joined: Dec 1, 2006
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    Go to a sign shop near you and pick up some magnetic sign material. Cut to the size of the louvers and stick it on under the hood when it rains or you wash it. I have close to a hundred louvers on my 37 Ford......never again! They look great but are the pits when it comes to painting and cleanup!!!!
     
  6. 2-TONED
    Joined: Jan 31, 2005
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    itll cost ya to look cool!
    i have a couple louvered hoods & one louvered tailgate. you just let-r-rain & clean it up when you feel like it.

    that magnet sheet idea sounds interesting.
     
  7. USMercUte
    Joined: Nov 11, 2008
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    Here are the underbelly louvers on a truck that we will be showing at TheGgrand National Roadster Show in L.A. in January 2010.
     

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  8. Incredible!
     
  9. hotrod mike
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    I have 166 louvers in the hood of my '39. I never bothered about water 'cause I was going to run it hoodless anyway. It really shouldn't be a big issue about water as long as you keep moving forward :D
     

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  10. plym49
    Joined: Aug 9, 2008
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    from Earth

    My daily driver. Been louvered for years, with no drip pan - the water goes right through. Truck is always outside and never a problem.

    BTW many Ferrari's and other exotics have their engine bays open to the elements.

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  11. dwrfab
    Joined: May 21, 2006
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    from Dallas TX.

    I don't have any shots of my louvers on this computer. But I can cut your louvers for you. I'm in Garland TX. 214-327-7312 dwrfab Don Ross
     
  12. Hal_396
    Joined: Apr 14, 2009
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    I just throw a towel over my hood when I wash the car. Keeps almost all of the water out. If I'm driving in the rain the engine never seems to get wet. Have never parked in the reain...yet anyway.
     
  13. here is a hood i just flaked
     

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  14. 49meteor
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  15. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
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    from oregon

    I know, another ten year old thread but like 327's, deuce roadsters and Linda Vaughn; louvers never go out of style.

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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2018

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