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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old May 14th, 19, 7:26 PM Thread Starter
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Hello Fellow Chevelle FREAKS !
Does ANYONE know what to use to FASTEN hood LOUVERS on to a 1968 or 1969 Chevelle Hood ?
Everybody wants to sell you the louvers for your SS, but HOW do they attach ?
What kind of fasteners do you use ?
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Acorn nuts, is what I believe there called
Search eBay they will come up, or google. Seen them there.


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Speed Nuts. Take one hood lover with you to your local hardware store and ask for them by name.
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Hello Fellow Chevelle FREAKS !
Does ANYONE know what to use to FASTEN hood LOUVERS on to a 1968 or 1969 Chevelle Hood ?
Everybody wants to sell you the louvers for your SS, but HOW do they attach ?
What kind of fasteners do you use ?
To a regular non SS Malibu hood?
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This hood?
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Re: How to Fasten 1968/1969 hood louvers

Dean, that does not look like a factory SS hood to me.
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Dean, that does not look like a factory SS hood to me.
Not to me either, that's why I was asking (here AND on Wastebook)

Don't know how to put the grills on that hood
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Re: How to Fasten 1968/1969 hood louvers

Is it just metal to metal when installing?
Or is there a rubber piece between them?
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Is it just metal to metal when installing?
Or is there a rubber piece between them?
Metal to metal. If they don't seem to fit well, try swapping them side to side.
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Thank you NickeyChevelle!
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If they're after market they may need some tweeking
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Hello Fellow Chevelle FREAKS !
Does ANYONE know what to use to FASTEN hood LOUVERS on to a 1968 or 1969 Chevelle Hood ?
Everybody wants to sell you the louvers for your SS, but HOW do they attach ?
What kind of fasteners do you use ?
So Mike J, you asked and got several replies. What did you do?

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When you tighten down the speed nuts, do not over tighten them, just good and snug.
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Re: How to Fasten 1968/1969 hood louvers

My el camino SS in the picture is NOT the hood I`m using
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My el camino SS in the picture is NOT the hood I`m using
That's fine. So, have you taken advantage of any of the advice that you've received?

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