Maverick Rear Window Louvers available...

Discussion in 'General Maverick/Comet' started by Craig Selvey, Jan 23, 2006.

  1. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    I have been corresponding with an ebayer that sells window louvers he makes for Baracuda's and other Mopars. He says he has a Maverick rear window and he is willing to make window louvers for our cars.

    He told me: "Yes I do have that glass, and would not be a problem to make, I am currently taking orders for next weeks schedule will be able to start closer to fri-sat. time frame, is about a 3 day proccess start to finish."

    He also added: "The window for this car is comparable in size to the Mopar louvers I build and I'll let them go for $350.00. paint & shipping included
    I've had this glass for sometime, just never had time to get a louver made for one. I make all these louvers on the glass one piece at a time and a Maverick louver will resemble the Mopar's I build. but will be the shape of the Maverics glass.
    Thanks for your interest & let me know if you want to purchase one
    John"

    I asked him how does he get the correct "pitch" of the rear glass in order to make sure the louvers are level. He wrote back: "By "center rails of louver", On every type of louver I fab., I have a blank (I'll call it) that I cut arch of glass on the bottom (glass side) and on the top where louvers actually set on rail. I used a "level" to make sure each louver tier sets level," before window is removed" If I did not do this first, the louver tiers would either be pointing up or down when installed on car.
    I cut center rails from the same blank on every louver I fab. and have a perfect louver everytime.
    Plus I've worked in Fab. shops and autobody repair most of my life, as well as 1/2 a college degree in Drafting and Tool & Die Design, I gotta couple yrs. to go on those degrees, and don't have the spare time to continue since college I attended is approx. 65 miles one way, A few of the Profs. called me a proffessional student since I have kids getting ready for college, 1 more yr. high school for my oldest
    These louvers are my design, I am only one that does cutting and bending, but I do use outside source for T.I.G. welding, and is why these louvers are a little pricey, T.I.G. welder I would need to do this type of work will cost nearly $2000.00 + gasses, easier to give welding shop $50.00 - 100.00 to weld each louver, than having these extra cost, because not to much profit in louvers.
    Well any way, I gotta get busy, have a nice day and hope to hear from you soon
    Thanks.
    John


    So if you are interested....you can email him at: jimangie15748(a)peoplepc.com
     
  2. dmhines

    dmhines Dixie Maverick Boy

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    Too rich for me .... :(
     
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    Mavaholic Growing older but not up! Supporting Member

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    What are they made out of, sheet steel?
     
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    Toooo Much!!!!!
     
  5. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    You can say that....but any of the "old" ones I have seen on ebay bring more than that.

    Dennis.....I am not sure what they are made of...but I would guess steel since they are tig welded...but I do not know.
     
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    Craig .. to you have a link to the Mopar ones he sells on eBay?
     
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    eh.... whats a louver?
     
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    They are slat that go ever the rear window. See a lot of them of 69-70 Mustangs
     
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    I would guess that they are aluminum alloy. Just a guess.
    I'd have to see a set on a car to determine if I would want that.

    Seth
     
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    I was just curious. I personally dont like them. Last set I saw on Ebay went for over $700. The price in my opinion is not bad at all. Could be steel, aluminum or stainless.
     
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    $700? Holy Smokes!
     
  12. Craig Selvey

    Craig Selvey Indiana State Rep - MCCI

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    I did.....but I lost it. When I see it again...I will post it.

    From the picture....they looked real good. Nice quality.
     
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    Louvers :hmmm: not on mine:D
     
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    I don't care for louvers myself, and I deffenitly agree with you guys on the cost that's way to much.
     
  15. Jamie Miles

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    I don't think the cost is bad at all. They are probably pretty time intensive to make if he is doing it by hand, one at a time.

    I think louvers look good on old Mustangs and hatchback Fox Body Mustangs, but I don't really like them on Mavericks. They seem to look better on cars that have rear windows that are almost as tall as they are wide. If they could come all the way down to the bottom of the rear window, I would probably like them better.
     

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