Questions about louvers

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Anyone have a good system to make them? Are they commercially available?

Styrene, brass, PE??

Show me what you've done-thanks. ^_^

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I think some guys have used ladders they get from the train section of a well stocked hobby shop and then cut the body and fitted and molded the ladders in. Different scale ladders will give you different size louvers.

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Thanks for the tips and links.

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I'm working on a 58 vette and thought it'd be a good idea to open up the vents on the hood.

needless to say, now i have a big squarish hole on the hood where the louvers used to be lol..

so how would/should i go about creating new louvers? what thickness sheet styrene would be to scale?

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I would try using .005 or .010 styrene. The.010 would probably work best. The .005 is almost literally paper thin and probably would be tough to glue. I have opened louvers on hoods by scribing them with a razor saw until I get through, then finish them up with a photo etch blade and sandpaper. It's tedious work, but worth the effort in the long run.

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i tried the scribing process, but the louvers on the top don't match the louvers under the hood. so it's in need of all new louvers. skip, i'll check that other thing out.

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the dry transfers are a little too small for the 58 washboard hood. I'll check out the sheet styrene when i get home and see if i can get it to work.

thanks :)

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doh.

ok - i guess i need a new hood lol

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Does anybody have a trick to make louvres? I'd like to put some

on a 56 chevy that I'm doing.

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Or, if you can find a louvered panel from something else that has the same curvature (or flatness) as the panel you want louvers on, IF there's enough meat surrounding the louvers on the donor panel, it's entirely possible the stitch the louvered area into a carefully fitted hole in your original panel, and fill and finish the seams.

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