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rear window louvers on hatch?


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#1 75subie

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 07:08 PM

any body have louvers on their hatch?
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i`m going to try either making them or adapting some from another car. any suggestions? is their any other cars out their with a simular sized rear window?

#2 75subie

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 08:28 PM

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#3 GeneralDisorder

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 09:44 PM

Those are sweet - and unfortunately extremely rare.

They made them for wagons too - just not in the US.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:30 PM

I had them on my first hatch. I sold them to another member here a couple years ago, but I'm looking for another set...

they really save the top of the rear seat...

I'm working with a guy on a possible conversion from another car, but I'vebeen told the length difference between the top and bottom edges islarger than "normal"

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:36 PM

Window tint also saves the interior:brow: Easier to come by than louvers. Not quite the same coolness factor, but cooler none the less.

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Posted 16 June 2006 - 11:56 PM

I put the louvers from a Honda Accord on my EA81 Wagon. It fit, but the angle of the louvers werent designed for the slope of the hatch... it blocked alittle more vision that it should... but I was still able to safely view everything behind me.

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I snagged a 2nd set from the same junkyard. I think i have them at my parents house... or maybe I took them to the dump. I got them years ago, and couldnt sell it.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 12:04 AM

Oh... and in order to mount it, i had to drill holes in my rear wind deflector, and bolt the hinges to that. It was either that, or drilling into the hatch and i didnt feel comfortable doing that. My method worked pretty well, and the deflector and mounts didnt have much problem holding all that wieght.

One thing to consider, after installing the louvers my hatch struts were no longer able to hold the rear hatch up... with the added wieght. Also, the thing liked to rattle. It was hinged at the top and whenever i hit a bump it would kinda swing and smack into the hatch.

I didnt care, as the in-car temps dropped considerably after installing the louvers.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:15 AM

I have never seen those on a hatch before.I definately would grab one if I see it.I wonder if one of those off of an old 280z would work?I may just have to check.

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 09:18 AM

i found some from an early cavalier that are very close. the only measurement that is way off is the height, but if you cut 2 or 3 louvers off, it probly would work great on a hatch......

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Posted 17 June 2006 - 02:29 PM

i found some from an early cavalier that are very close. the only measurement that is way off is the height, but if you cut 2 or 3 louvers off, it probly would work great on a hatch......

Cool. Also compare the angle of the Cavalier's window to your window. They should be at about the same angle.




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