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Technical Stainless louvered marine bilge vents on a hotrod?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by radarsonwheels, Oct 16, 2019.

  1. upspirate
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    2 and slide them back the length of one louver and closer to center. Personally I wouldn't use them on a '63
     
  2. v8flat44
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    Being a former boater [Lyman], i kinda like the idea. But, i also liked the "like" thread.
    Dare to be different !
     
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  3. jimmy six
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    ur jokin' right?
     
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  4. Don’t use any


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  5. radarsonwheels
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    Definitely two and maybe a little farther back?
     
  6. jnaki
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    Hello,
    This idea has to be one of the weirdest threads about louvers. How traditional is adding 2017 marine louvers to a Chevrolet sedan hood? (or your truck) These will just ruin the sedan (or truck hood) and look like something from the Sanford and Son scrap yard. There goes one nice hood and looks for the Chevrolet (and truck hood).

    I have used these marine vents as replacements for broken marine vents on power boats and sailboats, that is the purpose of the whole idea. Besides, these marine vents do not last very long exposed to the elements, they get brittle and start cracking. If you get the metal ones, they look awful... The whole thing reminds everyone at those household vents for forced air heating, only smaller.

    If you want louvers, get them stamped in place. Sorry, if i am stepping on your toes and ideas, but you will ruin your hood and the overall look of the sedan(and truck hood).

    Jnaki

    Not even a "newbie" young teenager with wild hot rod ideas would even try this... Don't ruin your perfectly good hood and looks of the Chevy sedan(and truck hood). Please, don't make it look like the start of a Mad Max Chevy sedan or truck... you have a nice sedan (and truck) and we have seen others with small custom things to make them look good.

     
  7. radarsonwheels
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    I hear ya. Here’s the thing- someone with talent can do things that sound wrong but look right. If it’s done wrong it will look like it was pasted on or stolen from a late model boat. Done right it should look like it could have come that way.

    I gave up on the idea for my truck- I’m getting louvers punched this week.

    But I think the idea fits into the traditional scheme of taking parts and pieces from wherever and sticking them together to make a car the factory should have made? Plenty of folks took louvers from lockers or heaters and make them look like they belong.
     
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  8. Hdonlybob
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    OK folks,
    Not feeling well today, so will be a day or so before I cut them in.
    Have decided to go with two, placed where these are shown, due to the under structure of the hood.
    Appreciate the Yay's as well as Nay's...
    I have several different subtle changes to this Biscayne, including the whole front end, as well as removing two tail lights, and changing the remaining two to semi trailer lights..
    Got a lot of crapola and sarcasm from members here when making those changes, but I love them, and every car show I go to I get many compliments on those, as well as other changes...
    This is not a show car by any means, but it is mine and built on a very low budget... and I love it.. which is really all that counts..
    However as I stated in my original post, I have another hood that I can get cheap, so if I don't like them I will just change hoods.
     

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  9. radarsonwheels
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    I think that placement is perfect and the color match will go a long way toward making it look like they belong instead of clashing
     
  10. Shutter Speed
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    Did anybody look at the first bellytank and say "yuck, that looks like it's off an airplane"?
     
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  11. Hdonlybob
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    OK sportsfans...
    Had a bunch of Doctor's appointments the last week so finally got my louvers installed today... (In fact I cancelled a follow up heart appointment this morning cause I am sick of seeing Doctors...will reschedule) lol
    So here they are.
    I am very pleased with them. still need to do some clean up on the hood, wash out the dust and crap from inside the hood, as well as paint the pop rivets ...But hey this gamble paid off big for me...
    Especially with the cost of the louvers (got three) for $35 :)
    And they fit in fine with my semi tail lights, two Harley headlights, Peterbilt small speakers in the small holes of the '55 Chevy grille bar, and plain old mesh behind that.
    This Ol' Man is a happy camper today ...
    And on a side note...what else would you expect on a car named "DELIVERANCE" :)
     

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  12. upspirate
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    Looks better body color than SS.
    I would buy the hood and set it aside now while it's available if it's a good one...you or next buyer may decide to change and if it's available...
     
  13. gimpyshotrods
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  14. Hdonlybob
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    It is not going anywhere...I also have another trunk with the two tail lights ...
     
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  15. -Brent-
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    Where's @thunderbirdesq (Andy Kohler, these days)? I swear he's in PA. Pull that hood off and have him punch that hood.
     
  16. Hdonlybob
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    Interesting comments..
    My friends are about the same with it..
    Some really like it, some don't.
    Anyway, after some comments from my MARQUIS Car Club friends I decided to paint them flat black..
    I like even better now...
     

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  17. G-son
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    Fits well with the other black areas on the car.
     
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  18. the oil soup
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    And on a side note...what else would you expect on a car named "DELIVERANCE" :)[/QUOTE]
    Dueling banjos?
     
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  19. Hdonlybob
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    Dueling banjos?[/QUOTE]

    Here is a picture of the mini teardrop trailer I build to haul my handicap scooter around.... notice the lettering :)
     

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  20. No. No. No, real louvers are the way to go.
     
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  21. manyolcars
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    hotrods and customs are about cleaning up a car and taking junk OFF,not adding more junk
     
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  22. Make the damn thing yours! If you like them , go for it. All of this " all together now " stuff gets old.;).

    Ben
     
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  23. DAHEMIKOTA
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    How about those ports that they used on the 50's Buick ?
     

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