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    Who can punch hood louvers locally?

    I need someone in the Metro area to punch some louvers in my EB hood. Looking for someone who is a Pro at it, no hack jobs. After my EFI swap it gets too toasty.

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    Two possibilities that I can think of are Rocky Mountain Street Rods www.rockymountainstreetrods.com or Harrisons Custom Rods www.harrisonscustomrods.com . Of the two Harrison's is more likely to have a louver press. If they don't they will know who can do it. I've seen a few rods come out of their shop with louvered hoods.

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    I thought I heard that American Rock Rods was punching hood louvers in house now. It couldn't hurt to call and ask them.
    http://www.tmboffroad.com

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    Pinkee's Rod Shop up in Windsor could do it too, but it's a bit of drive for ya. No hack work there though.

    http://pinkeesrodshop.com/

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    We can do it but won't be doing hoods for a few weeks. Need to get caught up first with some outstanding orders, then we will be happy to punch louvers into anything.
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    i have some genright hood louvers that wouldnt fit into my AEV hood if youre interested.

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    Any idea what a set of hood louvers cost?

    I could use a set in the hood of the 951.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford View Post
    Any idea what a set of hood louvers cost?

    I could use a set in the hood of the 951.
    It's been a while, but I used to get $2 / punch (4" or 5" louvers) for straight rows ... I'd expect $3 or $3.50 to be in-line now.

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    I would love to have some louvers punched in the K10 to help with some heat. Do you know how well it keeps out water though? I would probably want to design a shield I could install to help keep heat in during the winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford View Post
    Any idea what a set of hood louvers cost?

    I could use a set in the hood of the 951.
    Gen Right sells a bunch of different types...
    http://www.genright.com/category.aspx?categoryID=117

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    Thanks for the genright link.

    This is my track car that could benefit from some heat loss. Just think punched louvers might look better.


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    How about just vents (punched slots vs raised)?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtremjeepn-Cole Ford View Post
    Thanks for the genright link.

    This is my track car that could benefit from some heat loss. Just think punched louvers might look better.

    After seeing the pic.....I would very much agree with you....that's a sweet piece!...

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    What's the bottom of the hood look like? That's the biggest indicator of whether or not louvers can be punched into it.

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    Old pic but it helps. Obviously the heat shield can go away.


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    Really would need to see what it looks like under the fire blanket. Any type of bracing and support would interfere with the louver punch, so we'd either need to do them in areas with no cross bracing, or the cross bracing would need to be removed.

    FWIW you would need to strip the paint to properly punch louvers. We have 3" and 4" dies, so we can do either width.

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