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1970-74 Challenger louvers
« on: July 01, 2012 - 12:37:25 am »
  Beware of louvers sold by "RANNCUDA440". He is claiming they are hand made to order when in fact they are "Astra Hammond part #1027" which you can buy from numerous venders. They were shipped to me by Willpak industries 9 weeks after purchase (promised 3.5 weeks to ship in ad) not by the seller.  :swear: I was given excuses why it was taking so long to ship. They're Garbage, doesn't fit at all. Gaps between louver and trim exposing glass. Bottom portion of louver too long, bows in middle when corners touch moulding. I can't leave negative feedback due to him taking more than 60 days to ship. :banghead: There is a 72 Cuda (Yellow) on Ebay now with them installed. Be the judge. Buy originals like I should have (didn't want to drill holes in vinyl roof) or at least not from this seller. Again, BEWARE OF THIS  :ebay: SELLER!
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2012 - 10:16:01 am »
Thanks for the heads up!

Got a picture of how poor the louvers fit?
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2012 - 12:12:56 pm »
Man, that's a shame they don't fit.  Stinks.  Thanks for the heads up.  :thumbsup:
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012 - 12:16:48 pm »
I just did a search, I guess these are the ABS plastic ones?   :dunno:

Did he claim they were metal or plastic?  Metal ones cost  :money:

http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/AST1027.htm

1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012 - 01:36:48 pm »
I just did a search, I guess these are the ABS plastic ones?   :dunno:

Did he claim they were metal or plastic?  Metal ones cost  :money:

http://www.sfxperformance.com/parts/AST1027.htm




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  I have to think they are the aluminum ones judging by his   :stomp:

I've never heard of anyone having problems with the fitment of the ABS louvers either. I'm not sure where I bought the aluminum louvers on my '70, but they fit just fine.

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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012 - 01:54:37 pm »
Thanks for the input, Mike.  :thumbsup:

Curious minds want to know so I dug around on Ebay and found this, by the seller he mentioned, selling the ABS ones.  Not sure what 71chall340 ordered though.

What were the ones you bought, 71chall340?  The ABS or metal louvers?  I see the seller is selling the ABS, was he selling the metal ones too?  Did he say the ones you were getting were the metal ones?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-74-NEW-DODGE-CHALLENGER-REAR-WINDOW-LOUVER-LOUVERS-HAVE-CUDA-CHARGER-/310378872927?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item484405c05f&vxp=mtr

1972 Dodge Challenger Rallye 340, AT, Code TB3=Super Blue, SBD=8/17/1971.  Yes, a Rallye without the fender louvers from the factory because of the body side molding option.

Pic #2 and 3 of my ARII 1/24 scale model car 

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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2012 - 10:06:54 pm »
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012 - 08:44:44 pm »
      I purchased the ABS plastic version for my 71' Challenger.  I have yet to see them in aluminum other than the repo of the originals that need to have holes drilled into roof and panel.  I like the look of louvers but if I decide to sell, someone else may not.  I took a chance on these offered on ebay since they are 3m taped to glass so I could remove if I wanted for whatever reason down the road. The seller has a good rating but he just started, according to ad, offering them for Challengers 70'-74'.  He makes it sound in ad like they are custom made to order for him.  The ones I recieved were made by Willpack industries ( Astra Hammond). You can buy these from numerous vendors.  Ad states 2.5-3.5 weeks to ship.  It took him 9 weeks to ship to me wrapped in bubble wrap, NO BOX!!! Week 4 he said they are on their way, week 6 he said they were damaged and needed to send another.  I should have canceled after week 4 but he had a good rating and I gave him the benefit of doubt.  Now I have to fight him, thanks to paypal, for my money back.  I was willing to eat all shipping charges but he only wants to give me half of total purchase and I get nothing in return.  Ebay only allows feedback for 45 days so this is my only way to let people know. I'm not a :stomp:. The louvers do not fit a 70'-74' Challenger correctly.  Glass shows 1/2 inch between louver and trim in places.  Bottom of louver is too wide causing it to lift off of glass in center.
        I have pictures that I'll try to get posted for everyone.  There is a cuda (yellow) for sale on Ebay with louvers (not bashing car or owner) that fit similar to the ones I recieved.  Note lifting on bottom left corner and gaps around window.  Seller of my louvers said they fit like a glove! :roflsmiley:
        I have bought the majority of my hard to find items on Ebay without any problems.  Alot of honest people on Ebay.  I learned my lesson the hard way, just trying to keep someone else from going through this.  Great site.  Thanks for responses.
       
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2012 - 11:40:54 am »
Yes.  Again, I'm not bashing car. That Cuda is awesome! I can't get my pics to download. Scroll all the way down til you get to close-ups of window. Note gaps between louver and trim. Also look at bottom left corner how louver lifts and doesn't lay flat on glass. Thats the same problem I had when I fit mine to car. They are too wide on the bottom.  Remember these have to fit up against trim, not on top covering trim like the originals. They don't look good up close. Seller said custom fit.  NO WAY!  You only have 45 days to submit claim to ebay. With his slow shipping, your at risk. Ad says NO RETURNS and NO REFUNDS! He originally wouldn't take back. Told me to get them professionally installed. A body shop can't stretch and shrink them to fit and why would I have to if they are a custom fit? :clueless:  I learned if you decide to purchase anything with a long ship time, pay with paypal (bill me later) so you are covered for 60 days through them or put claim in with Ebay at day 40. His latest settlement is giving me half of the money I spent with shipping and Price of louver and I get nothing in return. I lose $200.  :screwy:
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2012 - 02:59:54 pm »
Wow those are pretty ugly.

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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2012 - 06:24:16 pm »
Black plastic that is exposed to direct sunlight is a bad idea.
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2012 - 03:17:26 am »
Only louvers I'd get would be from Domingo via Restorick.com.

Not sure if he has any Chally ones left, but I hear he's got one 'Cuda one left and I hear fit just like OEM.
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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2012 - 09:47:56 am »
The ones I was marketing were the LPI product , perfect repro , made of alum , hinged , sold for $1200 each but they have quit making them now , I must have sold 25 or more of them .
 I think Dales has them but I have not tried a set .

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Re: 1970-74 Challenger louvers
« Reply #14 on: September 26, 2012 - 11:04:28 am »
The ones I was marketing were the LPI product , perfect repro , made of alum , hinged , sold for $1200 each but they have quit making them now , I must have sold 25 or more of them .
 I think Dales has them but I have not tried a set .

I have the LPI ones on my car and am quite happy with them!  :2thumbs:
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