ARE LOUVRES DYING OUT

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i have not seen a lot of new builds with louvres i have had them on quiet a few of my cars starting back in 1959 when i sent a couple of bonnets to Sydney from Melb west suburbs on a truck
i have even put them on my commodore ute parts getter and an XD ute i had in 1980

anyone have some pics of your cars with them ?? :D
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Hello, I don't know the answer to your question, but I personally think anything with louvres looks cool.

Now I just did some arithmetic and 1959 was 61 years ago, so that means you must be well into your eighth decade? This is great that you still have the passion for hot rods, customs and classics. I have a mate who has built a lot of cars over the years, and he won't mind me mentioning his name; Terry Scully. Terry still has about five rods and he is still in his factory building stuff. He is nearly 80!

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Hopefully mine will have some louvers hidden away somewhere
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I've never had a car with a louvered hood (bonnet), but I've always thought mu 54 Hudson would look good with them. My brother has a Pullmax, and louver dies... I drive my cars year-round in any weather... do you get much water in the engine compartment when driving in the rain?

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hudson nut wrote:I've never had a car with a louvered hood (bonnet), but I've always thought mu 54 Hudson would look good with them. My brother has a Pullmax, and louver dies... I drive my cars year-round in any weather... do you get much water in the engine compartment when driving in the rain?

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Dany i drive one of mine every day no matter the weather never had a problem with water mate of course they throw some heat at the screen no big deal at all its helpful as an ice remover :wink: :wink: :lol: :lol:
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Not much issue here in Southern California with ice... I think I will talk to my brother about this. Thanks Dave.
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hudson nut wrote:Not much issue here in Southern California with ice... I think I will talk to my brother about this. Thanks Dave.
no worries Dany this is pic of one of mine with them cheers mate Dave


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thanks Rebel i thought a few others may post pics of theirs heres another of my cars with them but there must not be any cars with them out there also pinstriping seems to be on the outer
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my old v8 commodore ute had them as did my twin turbo XD long time ago
may put them up later if anyone shows interest :roll: but i doubt it :lol: :lol:

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My 56 Chevy, louvred boot lid. Had a louvred bonnet too until l removed it for one with a supercharger sized hole in it.

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pilot Dave wrote:thanks Rebel i thought a few others may post pics of theirs heres another of my cars with them but there must not be any cars with them out there also pinstriping seems to be on the outer
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Dave please can we have a few more pictures of the rest of the Pilot, please!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) Love the Louvers by the way. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Dave please can we have a few more pictures of the rest of the Pilot, please!!!! :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) Love the Louvers by the way. 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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maybe start a Pilot thread Chrisso there are a few around that are rodded ???? and after all they are rarer than the average 32 to 48 ford by a long shot :wink: :lol:
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And the flame job was also painted by Dave if i'm not mistaken Chrisso . 8)
Pretty bloody good job for an old bugger .
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46 deluxe wrote:And the flame job was also painted by Dave if i'm not mistaken Chrisso . 8)
Pretty bloody good job for an old bugger .
ANCIENT IF YA DONT MIND lol

most of the pics are on the old laptop with videos still trying to retrieve them

when i was painting it in shed here

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long while ago i made up some surrounds for vents in side panels
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in my top yard 3 of mine together before i added the flames and other stuff

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