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Old 03-24-2008, 08:21 PM
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louvered hood

anyone have a louvered hood for a 1947-1953 chev pu?

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it's easy

the hood is wide open under neath. very few braces. the curve of the hood means the press will have to be large enough.. you need to remove all the paint and have the metal clean top and bottom then depending on the press size plan where to put them and the pattern to use.
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I don't have one already done but If your not welding the hood halves together for a seem-less look you could take out the spot welds and separate the two halves of the hood
to easier access the stamping machine then when done just put the hood back together . Thats if you can find somebody to stamp it for you.Tim
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I was looking for someone that may want to sell a louvered hood.

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the hood is wide open under neath. very few braces. the curve of the hood means the press will have to be large enough.. you need to remove all the paint and have the metal clean top and bottom then depending on the press size plan where to put them and the pattern to use.
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Are there dies available to do louvers by hand ? I checked with "Greenlee" and they don't have a handheld. Maybe someone here knows.

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cut them by hand

the metalmeet site shows some hand made dies.... the racers in the 20's used to hand cut their own I used to have a book that showed how to build your own race car body,,,printed in the 20's... lost it in a house fire... the old way was to lay out the louvers, drill a small hole at each end then cut the slot with a sharp wood chizzel... use hand made dies out of hard wood..with small nails with the heads cut off to align the dies then hammer the form. I saw some done a couple of years ago that were done with out the nail holes...the hand wood form did not make the sharp corners that a metal die in a press can do but they were different and looked ok..
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the metalmeet site shows some hand made dies...the hand wood form did not make the sharp corners that a metal die in a press can do but they were different and
looked ok..

thanks timothale, for taking the time


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