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Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« on: February 07, 2014, 02:14:37 AM »
Well guys I know that many of us have been trying to get rear window louvers for our cars. I talked to Rob owner of "Show Cars Body Parts Unlimited" just a few hours ago and he sounds like he would be interested in doing this for us. Possibly all the models, but we are going to need someone who has one in nice condition to step up and be our HERO and let him copy yours.
I would love to see all the different models be available for everyone when they want it. If you want to help post what you have here or drop me a line at  bkm321@verizon.net  or if you know of a place that sales these already please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help,   TOM

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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2014, 01:48:30 PM »
well... I have this and may be willing to offer it up for someone to remake

it is thin plastic, a few cracks in the plastic here and there but I still use it
no holes need to be drilled or mounting hardware needed
they have tabs that slide under the window gasket (see picture 4)
I've been up to speeds of 100mph and they stay on (had to test ya know)
I also have the 1/4 window louvers as well, they stick on w/2 sided tape

I let Mike use my hot pants kit to remake and sell, I guess if someone was interested and serious...

However! I would not trust showcars and bodyparts though... they have a terrible rep for crap quality, slow ship, when there is a problem... back when I was trying to get my 1st hot pants kit I contacted these people, said they had what I wanted but they didn't follow thru on their end. I later looked into this companies history on the net... nothing but horror stories when their name was mentioned. They are also in Canada so us US buyers would have to deal w/import fees? you find a reputable company based here in the US and I'll see if I'm willing to offer up what I have. 

do a google search for - showcars-bodyparts bbb rating

https://www.google.com/search?q=.showcars-bodyparts&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a#q=showcars-bodyparts+bbb+rating&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2014, 02:57:21 PM »
what about a rear louver for a wagon!!!
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2014, 02:58:03 PM »
I'm with Cookieboy If I had a set of louvers I would never send them to "Show Cars Body Parts Unlimited" seen way to many bad review on crap parts that don't fit, taking peoples money and never sending parts, also doesn't accept paypal only direct deposits to his bank account. Oh and prolly one of the worst ones yet taking RARE parts to copy and then never copying or returning the original RARE part.

I was thinking about trying one of his fiberglass half hatch to lose weight off my bobcat cause the full glass hatch is heavy till I read all the horrible reviews.
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2014, 04:05:07 PM »
Is there one for the full glass?????
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2014, 06:35:05 PM »
Is there one for the full glass?????

Yes seen pics of one on facebook on a pinto with a rallye spoiler too
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 01:53:52 AM »
   I'm sorry guys. I really thought I was talking to an honest guy. I should have done my homework. I will keep trying to find a trustworthy person to make us a decent louver for our different model Pintos.
   Brian thanks for your continued willingness to step up an help.  Long live the "Hot Pants Kit"
   Brian, Bigtimmay thanks for watchin my back and stopping deals that would make me loose friends.



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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2014, 03:45:14 AM »
Is anybody here confident enough with fabrication to produce these on a relatively "large" scale? I would be soooo interested.

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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014, 10:09:16 AM »
Yes seen pics of one on facebook on a pinto with a rallye spoiler too

all glass louver and righthandman, happy to help
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2014, 10:29:18 AM »
what about a rear louver for a wagon!!!

louvers on wagons were available from Ford for the cruising wagon, this is the only louver I believe to be direct from Ford as it's the only louver I've ever seen in any dealer brochures/docs I have but I could be wrong on this and could be an aftermart add-on as well. All the others were I believe to be aftermarket and it was not uncommon for "dealers" to add aftermarket parts to cars they sold on the lots back in the day. The hot pants and boss strip kits are a perfect example of dealers adding on aftermarket parts with the blessing of "Mother Ford".

as far as louvers for the hatchbacks... I know one person that said he had 3 different ones for Pinto hathbacks (I trust this source) and they were all different than the one I have. I also have a 79 Bobcat with one, however it wasn't made for the Pinto and has been modified to fit, unknown what it was actually for. I suppose it's also possible some or all of the other 3 I was told about could be similar to the one on my Bobcat = made to fit. I like the one I have... no holes to drill or special hardware required and is a perfect fit, obviously designed for the Pinto by some aftermarket company back in the day.
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2014, 02:40:20 PM »
heres mine....

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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2014, 05:33:45 PM »
saw one on a wagon at a u pull it and left it, man I kick myself in the butt everyday I drive my wagon!!
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2014, 09:22:48 PM »
I have a set of NOS Interpart aluminum louvers for my steel hatch but I doubt they could be copied in anything but aluminum
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2014, 10:59:01 PM »
Oh wow, Interpart I haven't heard that name in YEARS.  I actually have a set of Interpart "Mulholland" rear shocks I pirated off a Datsun 510 wagon, than incidentally fit my '63 Rambler American .  I guess it is that whole Kevin Bacon thing - with cars.

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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2014, 11:21:21 PM »
These cost me $440 shipped. I had been searching for 3 years without finding a single set so they seemed like a bargain at the time. I almost hate to use them.
 
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2014, 08:32:30 AM »
those must be like looking at gold!! when you open that box!!! lol   
found a guy close to me that has louver cover and wants to trade parts but I don't have what he is looking for!


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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014, 03:48:45 PM »
I have a set of Interpart  louvers on my 78 King Cobra. They rattle like
something crazy. They have been on the car since I owned it. It was one
year old when I got the car. They rattled since the day I put them on, but
damn they're so good looking and just make the car. If I had half a brain,
I'd learn how to post pictures for all to see.
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« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2014, 08:03:24 PM »
I have a set of Interpart  louvers on my 78 King Cobra. They rattle like
something crazy. They have been on the car since I owned it. It was one
year old when I got the car. They rattled since the day I put them on, but
damn they're so good looking and just make the car. If I had half a brain,
I'd learn how to post pictures for all to see.
Bill

Pictures please :D Of the 78 King. I'm doing one of those :)
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2014, 11:50:30 AM »
Dianne
I'm on the case. I'll send you pic's when I can figure out how to get the photo's
that we got on a disc from my last computer on to my present one. I didn't
think it would be this hard, but you're going to like the photo's. It forced
me to do something I should have done a long time ago. (retrieve pic's)
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« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2014, 11:56:04 AM »
Dianne
I'm on the case. I'll send you pic's when I can figure out how to get the photo's
that we got on a disc from my last computer on to my present one. I didn't
think it would be this hard, but you're going to like the photo's. It forced
me to do something I should have done a long time ago. (retrieve pic's)
Bill

Thanks, mine is just started. Using a 1989 5.0/302 Roller Block engine with some extra stuff done to it ;) LOL I want mine fast and found some hooker headers for it too! Got pretty much all the missing parts and still need some brackets and all for the engine.

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- 1976 Mustang II mini-stock
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Re: Rear Louvers maybe on the horizon
« Reply #20 on: May 29, 2015, 11:59:42 AM »
Salutations P.O.'s;

I am the 2nd & 4th Owner of my Grandmothers '72 Runabout.
Has anyone made any progress on the Louver for the Hatch?
Thank'ee.

Cheers
Bret