The Stovebolt.com Forums Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Helping out ...


WELCOME

The site has expanded to include the 1973 to 1987 trucks!

Check out the new forum just for them and welcome our newest brothers and sisters with the "Rounded Line" trucks.
Encourage one another! Share what you've learned!

Stovebolt Site Search
 
Old Truck Calendars
Months of truck photos!
Nothing like an old truck calendar

Stovebolt Calendars

Check for details!


Who's Online Now
0 members (), 194 guests, and 3 robots.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Forums58
Topics121,815
Posts982,094
Members44,314
Most Online1,229
Jan 21st, 2020
Image Posting Policy
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Louvers
#1139104 Sun Dec 13 2015 04:59 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 705
M
MPandC Offline OP
Shop Shark
Some louvers we punched today in the shop for 35 Chevy hood sides..


http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showpost.php?p=5343101&postcount=1558




.

Re: Louvers
MPandC #1139114 Sun Dec 13 2015 05:52 AM
Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 1,473
A
Shop Shark
Very nice Robert. What is a reasonable price range for a pair of those? Not mounted, just punched like your photos? And how do I find a shop in my area that can do 'em. What questions do I need to ask, besides can you guys do custom louvers?


Allen
Yeah, well, that's just like, you know , your opinion, man - The Dude

1948 Chevy 3600 - goal Original restoration, Current Stage 1 - Disassembly and getting body in primer
1954 GMC 3100 goal Hot Rod, Current Stage 1 - Get body in primer
1931 Ford Model A 5 window Coupe - Old Skool Hot Rod
1945 Ford 2N Tractor - Runs great
1964 Ford 2000 Tractor - Use it every week
1974 Stingray Corvette

Re: Louvers
MPandC #1139139 Sun Dec 13 2015 10:58 AM
Joined: Oct 2006
Posts: 11,766
D
Extreme Gabster
That is some very nice work on those side panels. And the 35
coupe body work is some fantastic metal work. Really classy
looking floor pans and.....well, everything on that car is
classy, what more can one say. There aren't to many people
around with that sort of talent.

dg

Re: Louvers
MPandC #1139168 Sun Dec 13 2015 04:18 PM
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 3,543
D
Gas Pumper
Amazing Robert! I agree with Allen.. what would one expect to pay for a flat panel with just the louvers? I can then butt weld the louver piece into the panel because I lack the talent to do the whole thing so nicely!

I have this ambitious idea, but I have been lacking the ambition lately to see it through. Since 41-46 was the last year for side opening hoods, and the 47-55 takes cues from 41-46, those transition years could [easily] be made side opening as well. I have not figured any of this out yet, but if I did it, Louvers would be something that would look like they belong there.


Deve

1950 Chevy 3100 Deluxe Cab
1950 Chevy 3100 Standard Cab
In the Stovebolt Gallery
The Think Tank
More info and tips at Deve's Technet
Re: Louvers
MPandC #1139192 Sun Dec 13 2015 05:39 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 705
M
MPandC Offline OP
Shop Shark
Thanks for the comments guys. Unlike punching louvers with a fixed size punch, it's a bit more difficult to assign a price value to something like this in a price per louver scenario, we basically did a time and materials.

Allen, for long louvers like what we did, I would search for a shop with a Pullmax machine capability, but one option may be to search on some of the metal shaping sites for people in your area. They could either do the job if they have the capability or point you to someone who could do it..

Re: Louvers
MPandC #1139193 Sun Dec 13 2015 05:45 PM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 300
D
Unconventional Thinker
Wow those came out nice.


Shane

Shane's Toys...
2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Louvers
MPandC #1139232 Sun Dec 13 2015 10:05 PM
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 9,520
5
Master Gabster
I am not a fan of louvers.
Until just now!
Wow those are nice!
Carl

Re: Louvers
MPandC #1139240 Sun Dec 13 2015 10:38 PM
Joined: Jul 2000
Posts: 572
L
Shop Shark
Beautiful Robert! I've been following the build thread on the HAMB. Cody Walls doesn't do anything half-assed.


Larry Kephart
1937 Chevy Utility Express (Deerslayer)
1955 1st 3100 Chevy (BillyBob)
1991 Jeep Wrangler (Renegade)
2017 Cadillac ATS-V (Elvira)
Boca Raton, Florida
e-mail: webmaster@laroke.com

http://www.laroke.com/larryk4674/1998/billybob.htm
Re: Louvers
MPandC #1153386 Fri Mar 04 2016 06:23 AM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 705
M
MPandC Offline OP
Shop Shark
More louvers for the 35 Chevy, these are for some highly crowned inner fenders that Cody made. We needed to make a rotation fixture from a Mini Cooper wheel hub to keep the punch perpendicular to the panel.


http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=182565&page=89

Re: Louvers
MPandC #1153406 Fri Mar 04 2016 02:54 PM
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 974
C
Shop Shark
Beautiful work as always Robert! Thanks for sharing your skills and experience.
Dan

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Moderated by  HandyAndy, klhansen 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-Ya Shop
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.4