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Wallington

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Unknown Rear Louvre
« on: February 27, 2020, 04:21:48 AM »
Anyone recognise this rear louvre?

The sides are very Interpart but with 4 side slots instead of 3 stamped openings for the raised design which pokes under trim. It's actually an improved version for vision. The centre is very Hammond but has large raised screw heads to lock it down instead of small allen head cap screws.

There's also some sort of weird rubber legs to support the centre at top and bottom on two straps. A Hammond uses a single centre strap and no supports. It's like a dodgy copy of a Hammond, I have a NOS one in box from 1979 here to compare. And while it is 90% the same, this one appears crude.

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« Last Edit: February 29, 2020, 01:13:04 AM by Wallington »

roadking77

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Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2020, 07:28:57 AM »
No idea, but I imagine there were many manufacturers in the day. It looks a bit wonky at the top, like there is too much room above the top of the back window.
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Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2020, 01:18:02 PM »
Almost looks homemade....
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Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2020, 02:30:20 PM »
My guess is the center section is from a different kind of car. Those lower legs of the 2 center braces sitting on the glass like that looks like it would damage the glass, and they sit up too high, and that's a fairly large gap between louvers and bottom of the back glass.

Personally I wouldn't want them  :)
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Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2020, 08:25:02 AM »
I kinda thought it looked like it didn't belong as well,
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Wallington

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Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2020, 10:36:08 PM »
Yep, discussion only. At first glance looked like a half-half combination of the common brands but not so.

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Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2020, 07:11:27 PM »
"K Sunshields"   someone is selling them on ebay now
https://www.ebay.com/itm/323512620860
« Last Edit: March 07, 2020, 07:14:34 PM by NY81TTASE »
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Wallington

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Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2020, 07:31:45 PM »
Interesting. Havent come across that make before but also because not all labels last. I'm still on the fence. They look great and very 70's on some but not on others and be perfect if removable easily based on mood.

Re: Unknown Rear Louvre
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2020, 07:31:45 PM »
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