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Old 01-12-2010, 03:18 PM   #1
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Rear Window louver install?

ok so i ordered new rear window louvers




let me start by saying they are awesome!!!
cant wait to put them on.. but thats where i ran into a little delemia.

the kit comes with 4 metal plates backed with 3m and a bolt (shaft part) sicking up away from the window.

the plate has a stamped hook that kinda grasps around and under the window to help it stay in place..



(in the pic the bolt that sticks up is facing away from the window... the hook clips under the window... and near my thumb you can make out the 3m.. there are 4 of these plates.. the louvers fit over the bolt and a cap screw on over it)

i guess the advantage of these plates are that aftre in stalled the louvers can be removed from cleaning..

the metal plates made me weary... im worried if one may come loose or poss just the vibration of the louvers under driving conditions may be enough to scratch the glass or paint...

my solution just 3m them on? they are light prob 5 lbs or less... would 3m around the perimiter be enough to hold them on?

help me camaro5!
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:36 PM   #2
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I think the pressure of the louvers holding the hooks outward keep the hooks in place. I would put the 3m on as directed and then bolt the louvers on as directed. I have a sneaky suspiscion if you try to scrimp on the install you may end up with more of an issue when the louver lets go due to improper installation.

My answer is no, dont just install with 3m.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:36 PM   #3
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great!!! post pics when u r done with the installation please
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:06 PM   #4
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Louvers are a Mustang thing, not Camaro.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:08 PM   #5
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Louvers look awesome, I have had them on my 71, 81, 85, and 87 Camaro's, a mustang thing, lol.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:25 PM   #6
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Louvers are a Mustang thing, not Camaro.
When I saw the topic I came in to ask the same thing.

I allways considered it a Mustang thing. I don't think I've ever seen them on a Camaro.

I have seen them on a Vetter or two.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:31 PM   #7
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Louvers are for sure an fbody thing. I dont think Ive ever seen them on a foxbody mustang or any mustang for that matter.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:35 PM   #8
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I stand corrected.

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Old 01-12-2010, 06:37 PM   #9
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Louvers are for sure an fbody thing. I dont think Ive ever seen them on a foxbody mustang or any mustang for that matter.
If you google Camaro with louvers and Mustang with louvers you'll find it's more of a Mustang thing. So many more pics with the Stangs.
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:48 PM   #10
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The camaro being mass produced is more of a Ford Model T thing....
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Old 01-12-2010, 06:51 PM   #11
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Window louvers are not a mustang thing.
I find it soo annoying when people nag customizing a car.
Louvers is a musatng thing
High wing spolier is a ricer thing
GFX is a ricer thing
HIDs is a european thing
Having 4 wheels is a...
Im sorry, i just get frustrated when i see people criticizing what others do for customization
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If you google Camaro with louvers and Mustang with louvers you'll find it's more of a Mustang thing. So many more pics with the Stangs.
Are they mostly of the 05 up models?
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:00 PM   #13
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Window louvers are not a mustang thing.
I find it soo annoying when people nag customizing a car.
Louvers is a musatng thing
High wing spolier is a ricer thing
GFX is a ricer thing
HIDs is a european thing
Having 4 wheels is a...
Im sorry, i just get frustrated when i see people criticizing what others do for customization
I didn't critisize him. Might look fine. Hell, I like chrome. Most don't anymore. I just basically asked a question and made a comment. And I was being sincere. Sorry I frustrated you.

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Are they mostly of the 05 up models?
Didn't pay attention.
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here is my 71 with louvers
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Old 01-12-2010, 07:08 PM   #15
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I would consider rocking a rear window louver on my Camaro. I saw one in the SEMA pics that looked really nice. Let me see if I can find it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:20 PM   #16
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just my opinion...."no to louvers" it cheapens the look....a nice tint does a much better job and looks much better. not to mention the blind spots are already bad with this car. this will make it worse. not to mention that the sun and heat will make them warp over time. I'm pretty sure that looks like crap
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"to each its own" i think is the saying
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Louvers are a Mustang thing, not Camaro.
Seriously this is just idiotic.

OP didn't come in here asking what your opinion on the the louvers, or if you thought they went on a specific make of car. He came in here asking for help on installing them. Coming into a thread for the sole purpose of posting something like this is just ridiculous.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:51 PM   #18
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I had a set on one of my cars, get used to carrying the roll of 3m tape with you for emergencies.

I had a real nice set on one of my Mustangs, still they would come loose every now and again.

Finally they died in a windstorm.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:53 PM   #19
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Absolutely Right. to each his own. Kind of like the "Mustang Stripes" and then people wonder why John or Jan Doe confuses their car with a mustang!?!?!?! A quick glance with those stripes and you can't tell what kind of car it is. But again if it's what you like then who are we to question the decision of what you do to your car??? I add decals to increase HP and no one can convince me it doesn't help!!!!! GAG ME.....Help on installing them.....DON'T
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:53 PM   #20
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Louvers are very courteous to your date in the back seat as well, no sun in her eyes
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:54 PM   #21
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def post pics when u get them installed, i wanted these
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Louvers are for sure an fbody thing. I dont think Ive ever seen them on a foxbody mustang or any mustang for that matter.
here you go and now you have.

http://image.mustangmonthly.com/f/90...s_302+rear.jpg

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Louvers are very courteous to your date in the back seat as well, no sun in her eyes
You make your date ride in the back seat??
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here is my 71 with louvers
looks awesome !!!
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this is not my car but these are the louvers i bought...

hmm seems like the thread got a little off topic lol
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