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You looking for aluminum or abs (lightweight plastic) louvres?

Shipping to Alaska is likely pricy (but from Calgary at least it is closer than other parts of the USA.

i have a set of abs (new in box) with all fasteners  BUT 1 corner of the plastic louvre broke off when I was moving it

I have the piece...so it should be an easy fix.

let me know if you want me to take a picture(s)

rd-72

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First question; WHY? 

Second question: again why? IMO, they don't belong on these cars, but your car, your way.

BUT, as for the louvres rd-72 has for sale, fortunately ABS can be glued or welded with something as simple as a soldering iron and some spare pieces of ABS as filler ( try on a scrap piece first for practice). Sand and paint with a good plastic type paint. I prefer SEM products, i.e. Trim Black. 

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33 minutes ago, Stanglover said:

First question; WHY? 

Second question: again why? IMO, they don't belong on these cars, but your car, your way.

BUT, as for the louvres rd-72 has for sale, fortunately ABS can be glued or welded with something as simple as a soldering iron and some spare pieces of ABS as filler ( try on a scrap piece first for practice). Sand and paint with a good plastic type paint. I prefer SEM products, i.e. Trim Black. 

"Can’t help but love the look. Really brings back memories of when I first saw one." 

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12 hours ago, RD-72 said:

You looking for aluminum or abs (lightweight plastic) louvres?

Shipping to Alaska is likely pricy (but from Calgary at least it is closer than other parts of the USA.

i have a set of abs (new in box) with all fasteners  BUT 1 corner of the plastic louvre broke off when I was moving it

I have the piece...so it should be an easy fix.

let me know if you want me to take a picture(s)

rd-72

You know, I’m not really too particular about what kind. I’d be open to either. You’re right shipping to AK is horrible however I have a freight forwarder I use for large items. It’s really been helpful for the restoration. 
 

It’d be to Fife, WA. 
 

feel free to contact me directly 

907-299-7283 

and we can chat! 

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19 minutes ago, Trevynd said:

Haha! Hey it’s all good, I get it, technically they didn’t come on our cars but I feel like when the 69-70 cars came out and had them as an option it really stood out. I love the way they look. I feel like they give it an agressive style and seems how I’ve got the rear and front spoiler and super fat rear tires let’s top off that classic muscle car look with louvers! 

Hell yeah.  I love the louvers also.  I bought mine through Summit Racing. They are aluminum. 

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3 hours ago, turtle5353 said:

Hell yeah.  I love the louvers also.  I bought mine through Summit Racing. They are aluminum. 

Turtle,  Does your trunk hit the bottom louver like mine does?  I’ve seen some with a flat bottom louver to cure that issue.  That’s the one to get.

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4 hours ago, Trevynd said:

Haha! Hey it’s all good, I get it, technically they didn’t come on our cars but I feel like when the 69-70 cars came out and had them as an option it really stood out. I love the way they look. I feel like they give it an agressive style and seems how I’ve got the rear and front spoiler and super fat rear tires let’s top off that classic muscle car look with louvers! 

Yeah I get it too. It all comes down to what YOU like on YOUR car. I just don't happen to like them on 71-73's. YES they do look good on the 69-70's I think because the rear window is not so flat. If I'm not mistaken, once you have installed the louvers, they're there till next time you paint the car and weld up the hole you had to drill for the hinges. 

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23 minutes ago, Stanglover said:

Yeah I get it too. It all comes down to what YOU like on YOUR car. I just don't happen to like them on 71-73's. YES they do look good on the 69-70's I think because the rear window is not so flat. If I'm not mistaken, once you have installed the louvers, they're there till next time you paint the car and weld up the hole you had to drill for the hinges. 

From what I’ve seen the holes to be drilled are on the 69-70 models, I believe there are no hard fixed mounting parts on the  71-73 styles 

but don’t quote me.

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1 minute ago, Trevynd said:

From what I’ve seen the holes to be drilled are on the 69-70 models, I believe there are no hard fixed mounting parts on the  71-73 styles 

but don’t quote me.

Yeah I'm not sure either, just assuming they are drilled, not glued. If not that, no idea. I won't be finding out any time soon!!

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Mine don’t hit the trunk. But mine don’t come down as far as yours. 
 

no drilling required. 

Kevin
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408C Stroker - C4 w/3,000 stall - 8.8" Rear w/3.73's - Disc brakes all way around.

 

 

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I love the look of louvers as well. I had a set on my 69 Mach 1 and my 72 Mach 1 when I was a teenager and thought they looked great on both cars. I have had a set on order from CJP but they turned out to be on backorder. They are supposed to be back in stock this weekend and hopefully mine will be shipped out. Trevynd is correct, these do not have any drilling associated with the mounting from what the online descriptions state. 

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Picture 1 is louver (1 piece) and hardware .(1 package)

the hardware sticks to your glass (2 hinges at the top & 2 hoedown brackets at the side)

picture 2 is damaged corner

can send more Picts if requested

box is 35”x 53”*6”

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2 hours ago, turtle5353 said:

Mine don’t hit the trunk. But mine don’t come down as far as yours. 
 

no drilling required. 

Well, that's great news for those who want Louvres. Thanks for the confirmation. I'm sure others were wondering as well as me.

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6 hours ago, 71mach351 said:

Turtle,  Does your trunk hit the bottom louver like mine does?  I’ve seen some with a flat bottom louver to cure that issue.  That’s the one to get.

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Man I could see this being a pain to deal with especially if you need access to the trunk. And I imagine it can scratch up the deck lid

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2 hours ago, Stanglover said:

That's an easy fix. Glue or weld.

Yeah I think with the proper repair techniques it could be quite a nice repair that’s not noticeable 

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2 hours ago, RD-72 said:

Picture 1 is louver (1 piece) and hardware .(1 package)

the hardware sticks to your glass (2 hinges at the top & 2 hoedown brackets at the side)

picture 2 is damaged corner

can send more Picts if requested

box is 35”x 53”*6”

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Yeah I’d def be a bit concerned of any more potential damage if being shipped again. Looks to be easy to mess up that box

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I purchased the louvers of aluminum from Summit some years ago and they were a perfect fit! 

The don't interfere the opening of the trunk lid, it could be fully opened. The hardware is glued on the window glass between the seal and the glass, no holes have to be drilled. All in all a perfect bang for the buck - I will install them again soon on my car - I think they suit our cars very well :thumb:

 

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I too bought the Summit Louvers, not fitted them yet, the car took a turn for the worse once i lifted the carpets and now has been off the road a couple of years while I am getting to grips with the very slow restoration.

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I like the look of rear louvers. They also help to block the sun from coming in the huge rear window. Visibility is not changed at all by having them installed.

I purchased mine a few years ago from NPD. They are aluminum, east to install, the fit is perfect ( about 2 5/8"  long) and do not interfere at all with the trunk opening. Dont think the ABS ones would look as good.

https://www.npdlink.com/product/louver-rear-window/152118?backurl=search%2Fproducts%3Fsearch_terms%3D44268%26top_parent%3D200001%26year%3D

 

 

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6 hours ago, timachone said:

I purchased the louvers of aluminum from Summit some years ago and they were a perfect fit! 

The don't interfere the opening of the trunk lid, it could be fully opened. The hardware is glued on the window glass between the seal and the glass, no holes have to be drilled. All in all a perfect bang for the buck - I will install them again soon on my car - I think they suit our cars very well :thumb:

 

Can you post the link to the Summit one just to make sure we are looking at the right one? If not a link, at least the brand/model. Thank you.

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