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Old 07-09-2010, 01:21 AM
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making hood louvers

hey guys i was surfing the web and saw a cool set of hood louvers this got me thinking how do they get the metal to form like that?

http://www.stu-offroad.com/body/hood...oodpanel-1.htm

i know thats propbobly not the best description so the link above will give you a visual what do you guys thing?

thanks for the help
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:25 AM
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A louver press, is usually the weapon of choice, but I have heard of guys just slicing a slice and hand hammering with a dolly.
http://www.tlgenterprises.com/PRESS_A.bmp
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:31 AM
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wow yea guess that would make sense haha never saw one of those thanks manif you know of any info on doing it by hand i would be interested thanks
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:02 AM
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Here is a good explanation of hand done louvers
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...d.php?t=490308
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Old 07-09-2010, 10:08 AM
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It is a little tricky to keep them stright but I belive he used a bead roller, tis is why the lovers go the other way on the back. I have louver dies for mine and do it all the time just keep it very stright.
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Old 08-21-2010, 07:33 PM
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We made a set of dies at work for punching louvers in 3/16ths steel on an old heim press brake.. Its punched thousands of louvers since it was made.
Ill take a pic of the set up. Ive thought of selling louvered panels before but didnt know if they would sell
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Old 08-26-2010, 09:42 PM
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Here are two lower cost options. Of course you can use the same idea and make your own.

Roll Bender die;
http://www.lowbucktools.com/louver.html


Louver press;
http://www.lowbucktools.com/MM6.html



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Old 08-27-2010, 12:39 AM
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The set up we use is like the second one but the dies are used with a press brake.
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