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PostSubject: flat louvered panels   Fri Feb 11 2011, 13:40

I've just got set-up at work and been playing around with flat louvered panels, they're 3" louvres, I've made a panel that is tailgate size with 80 louvres in and a pair of panels that could go in a hood. I'll get a couple pics (along with the multi-function metal working frame I'm trying to work on Laughing ) to see what you guys think. I also wondered if there'd be any interest if I produced a couple for flogging!???
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Sat Feb 12 2011, 11:44

Sounds cool, look forward to seeing the pics, so are you just going to be doing preformed panel sections or will you be able to do panels off actual cars?
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Sun Feb 13 2011, 04:15

They'd be just flat panels (mild steel or aluminium) for cutting and welding in or however people would want to fix 'em in. Just something I could do for a bit of extra cash and something I'm interested in, can't afford my own project right now so would be kool to atleast help somebody (even in a small way) with theirs. I'd struggle with full on panels because I guess you really need an original to work off and I haven't got an english wheel so couldn't produce the double curvuture contours. Just thought I'd see if there was any interest in it though first, could always do a few and sell out the back of the truck at shows, they go for good money on ebay U.S. I'll take the camera to work tomorrow and get a couple pics.
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Sun Feb 13 2011, 07:30

smiffys_chop_shop wrote:
They'd be just flat panels (mild steel or aluminium) for cutting and welding in or however people would want to fix 'em in. Just something I could do for a bit of extra cash and something I'm interested in, can't afford my own project right now so would be kool to atleast help somebody (even in a small way) with theirs. I'd struggle with full on panels because I guess you really need an original to work off and I haven't got an english wheel so couldn't produce the double curvuture contours. Just thought I'd see if there was any interest in it though first, could always do a few and sell out the back of the truck at shows, they go for good money on ebay U.S. I'll take the camera to work tomorrow and get a couple pics.

What i meant was if someone say bought you a bonnet could you louvre it?
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Mon Feb 14 2011, 14:48

ah sorry mate, the machine we got at work (called a 'Strippit') has a flat bed and its kinda like a ram as opposed to a 'pullmax' for instance so you couldn't really line it up the same, and the way this thing punches them would probably flatten out any beads/flanges or curves somewhat so.......no...unfortunately. The most annoying thing is that theres a Pullmax at work with a shearing tool in it but the other tooling (for flanging, beading and louvering etc...) mysteriously vanished some time ago therefore its pretty useless Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Tue Feb 15 2011, 00:17

Oh well, atleast you can do sections. i'll bare it in mind.

if that pullmax machine has no tooling they may aswell give it to me Smile
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Tue Feb 22 2011, 12:29

A guy in the states has just published a whole book on pullmaxes and making tooling for them but can't remember his name or the title of the book.
Anway finally got some pics of the panels I made, let me know what you think.......



(Tim, like my product placement in the background Laughing )

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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Thu Feb 24 2011, 10:42

They look really good dude, is that ally?
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Thu Feb 24 2011, 11:42

nah dude they're 1.5mm mild steel. I think they look good too, would look good cut to shape and welded in a tailgate, the gap in the middle would nicely accomodate some striping too!
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Thu Feb 24 2011, 12:01

Very neat, have you got plans for the two in the second pic?

Yes good product placement thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Sun Feb 27 2011, 11:04

Hi there was the book by Timothy Remus by any chance?
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PostSubject: Re: flat louvered panels   Mon Feb 28 2011, 10:00

nah dude the books by Fay Butler, he's a Pullmax genius by the looks of it, I saw him and info on the book in a copy of 'street rodder' magazine. Haven't got any plans for the pair of panels was just playing around although I might ebay them or something cuz I ain't got use for them unfortunately and even more unfortunately I'm skint! Laughing
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