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who sells louvered deck lids?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by oldskoolflyer13, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. oldskoolflyer13
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    Trying to find either steel or aluminum louvered deck lid skin for my 29....any help? Thought someone on one of the ebay stores used to....no luck....and I dont like ebay that much either. Any fellow HAMBers make them?
     
  2. 41fastback
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  3. need louvers ?
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    I have done lots of them and can ship!
     

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  4. brady1929
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    chip (need louvers ?) is the only way to go. just look at my avatar!
     

  5. 41fastback
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    Need Louvers. How hard is it to fold the edges of the skin over the inner panel? Something I might be interested in getting for my A project.
     
  6. need louvers ?
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    Not very at all. Most of the time, you just sort of start "tipping" the edges with a hammer and dolly, and finish the rest with a crimping tool. Most only have two sides that are really folded at all, and most times I'll actually plug weld around the out side edges instead. Harder to explain than do. I also work exclusively with Brookville decklid stampings... They can be counted on to fit without lots of work!
     
  7. need louvers ?
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    41fastback,

    I thought I'd add a bit to this thread. I took a bunch of pictures a while ago intending to do a tech piece on prepping your deck lid for louvers. Basically, I was going to show you how to seperate the inner and outer. You grind through the folded lips until they are paper thin, and pull them off.
    When putting it back together, instead of folding the edges over and crimping, the edges can be trimmed flush with the inner stuctures edges (lips?) and the two either plug welded through 1/4" holes drilled throught the outer lips, or butt welded where they come together and ground flat. I'll load these pictures, see if they help.
     

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  8. kustoms36
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  9. 41fastback
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    Thanks for the information.
     
  10. 117harv
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    Need louver's, what is the thickest gauge steel you can punch? Also i like the square louvers, the ones HAMBers call gym locker louvers, can you do them?
     
  11. need louvers ?
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    Nope, no "locker louvers" here... My dies are traditional round top hot rod dies, and the press was built just to do hot rod stuff. Usually, the square top louvers are for more industrial applications.

    The heaviest I can work with my press is 16ga. steel, or .075 aluminum. I actually could go a bit heavier, but I would rather keep my machine in tip top shape so that everybody's stuff comes out as perfect as possible down the line!
     
  12. RodLouvers
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    Hi
    Not sure if you found your panel yet but I make the panels on rodlouvers.com
    and offer Alliance Members a discount I also make lots of customs sizes.
    Just give me a call
    Thanks
    Dave
    760-723-0677
     

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