Wednesday, March 16, 2011

louvered hoods.

Ever wonder how louvered hoods are made? You strip the paint off the top, cut the inside support out of your hood, make a grid, and then you stamp it out on the louver press, then weld the inner support back in and paint it. That's it. A friend of mine ordered a chevy hood from me so we went down to my buddy Brad Starks In Paducah, KY and asked him to punch it out.

the press has a piece on the stamping die that lines each louver up with the last one that you punched giving you a consistent line of louvers. That first punch is crucial!

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