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23 hours ago, tony-muscle said:

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.

It was 8 years ago but I think they are these 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-wl10556 

and the kit 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-wl10556-1

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1 hour ago, timachone said:

It was 8 years ago but I think they are these 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-wl10556 

and the kit 

https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-wl10556-1

Thank you. Those are the ones I saw but I just wanted to make sure. I am still undecided. I have been undecided for the last five years if I should pull the trigger or not.:classic_wacko:

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Sold a dirt bike to a nice Columbian gentleman who was going to fix the broken fender with a soldering iron, aluminium window screen and strips of the same colour plastic for filler rod. He said that was common practice down there and was confident he could make it strong and look good. Might work on the back of this louver.

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Trevynd and/or Mister 4x4,

I'm assuming both of your louvers are the same. (looks the same)

Two quick questions, if you would please. Are they aluminum or plastic? Why do they look like they are coming off the glass when they get closer to the boot? (both seem to have the same look)

Thanks, john

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Well, Treyvnd was the originator of the thread asking if anybody had any louvers for sale... and the car in his original post is not his.  Just FYI.

Yes, they are aluminum - not plastic.

I can't explain why they look like they're unlatched at the bottom, other than maybe the latch mechanism is 'thicker' than the hinge mechanism.  I thought I might've installed them incorrectly, but after seeing others, I'm thinking not.  It's latched, comes open easily with a flat-blade screwdriver and quarter turn on each side, and the trunk lid doesn't hit them.  Works for me.

I had a set on my '82 Mustang (with hatchback glass) that were much bigger, and these are quite similar (having a frame that was stuck to the glass, used quarter-turn fasteners down low with hinges at the top, and I had zero issues with outward visibility.  The ones on the '82 had a prop-rod, however... but that was back in the late-'80s when things were made a bit different.

After looking closer at my desktop wallpaper, I noticed that you can just barely make out the horizontal slates through the rear glass - barely.  That's how minimal the impact to outward visibility is.

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