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    August, 2016
Louvers
Posted by Mkulp on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 7:47 PM

Anyone know how to make louvers? Or maybe some tips. Would like to make some rear window and possibly side louvers 

Thank you

  • Member since
    October, 2008
Posted by oldcarguy on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 9:12 AM

Hi;

    First ; What kind of vehicle are you figuring to put them on ? Then you have to make patterns for each louver . From the Bottom to the Top of the window .That's not as hard as it might seem . Spacing is important here . 1/8 " maximum for 1/24 and 1/25 cars .

    You can cut typing paper into the shape you want and then using the window as a guide , Starting at the bottom 1/8 " up from the bottom trim , match the curve of the window in 1/8 " spacing til you get to the top . Make sure the louver will sit inside the window framing .You'll see why in a bit .

 For the tighter type go 1/16 " on spacing  . Mark the window frame with a sharpie to guide you . Do this on both sides of the window . Once you have the shape on the glass side then contour the outside to match .This would be about again 1/8 " or 1/16". 

 For the side supports use the Evergreen that is marked H.O.Scale 2"x4" . Set it on edge and glue one end of each louver to it . Always start at the Bottom !  When dry do the other side . Then test fit on your vehicle of choice .

 The side supports should be inside of the window trim , setting right on the glass . This will take a couple of tries but  , You Can Do This !    O.C.G. P.S. For hood louvers take the smallest ( for your scale ) square evergreen strip , Cut off one side corner to corner . Cut in equal sections , Round the corners slightly and glue to surface tightly one next to the other . . There is another harder way . Cut a slot in your hood and take a pallete knife that slides in the slot , Now take that knife and heat it slightly , bend the soft plastic up slightly , clean and finish and you have an open louver

gjgeracci

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