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Post by dcastine on Tue Sep 13, 2011 9:58 am

Hi Guys - I have the opportunity to buy a set of 1975 Laguna S3 window louvers for $100. My question is, my car is a 74 S3 with a full vinyl top and my opera windows are in need of that trim kit that goes around the openings. I'm thinking the louvers would look pretty cool - will they fit?

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Sep 13, 2011 4:38 pm

yes they will fit per say but, you have to take the inner panel off, then you have to precisely drill two mounting holes to let them fit, then to secure them with the two inner screws, then reattach the inner panel sit back and enjoy

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Post by dcastine on Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:17 pm

Thumbs up Limey to the rescue Beer

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:18 pm

I have the pattern saved on a piece of card board if you want it let me know

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Post by dcastine on Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:29 pm

Yup - I like the look, more plastic paint please!

Thanks again Limey, put it in a safe place Smile




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Post by jerry46765 on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:15 pm

Keep in mind the louvers have fingers that also slide in between the body and the window glass to aid in holding it on. I can't remember exactly but with the vinyl top, we had to do some cutting on the edge of the top around the window and grind/sand on the louver fingers (massage) to get them to fit... It will be a tight fit with the vinyl top because it was tight on a standard hardtop.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:38 pm

Just out of curiosity...would these be able to be attached with double sided foam tape?

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:40 pm

they could but you would have to break of the screw mounting tabs that go thru the body to attach on inside of car behind inner plastics

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:55 pm

Of course.

If I were doing this...that's how I would do it. I wouldn't trust myself to drill the holes and do it all correctly, lol.

Would be cool as hell if Laguna louvers could fit Montes.

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Sep 13, 2011 10:58 pm

they wont for they have the same ( or very similar ) to the cutlass.... opera windows




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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:00 pm

I know they won't fit. I just said it would be cool of they did...

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:03 pm

You see how far I took it and gave it up LOL in the one pics.... Oh yea I know Kyle just lettingya Know afro lol! afro

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:16 pm

It would be a really cool custom, for maybe a 'pro touring' Monte.

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Post by Laguna 74 on Wed Sep 14, 2011 4:42 pm

Dave, let me know how you make out with that, I was thinking of doing the same thing.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:08 pm

I have to as well but My vinyl top is already and I DO NOT plan on putting one back lol

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Post by dcastine on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:14 pm

I just talked to the (former) owner of my car, he says it's an early 74 built in Nov 73 and the BIGGER Malibu windows are still back there under the vinyl top, huh, what !?!?!?
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:21 pm

Yep. Thats how the did the early ones.

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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:21 pm

Limey should have pictures of his old Malibu Classic windows...they were like that.

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Post by Limey SE on Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:22 pm

oh yea let me dig them out

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Post by ROCKETQUEENONE on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:33 am

Limey wrote:they wont for they have the same ( or very similar ) to the cutlass.... opera windows




very nice effort limey on getting those to fit a supreme. its too bad they didnt work--or did you get them to work?/
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:35 am

nope got rid of car before I got the final fit

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Post by ROCKETQUEENONE on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:38 am

hey do you still have those rear window louvers?
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:39 am

no sir I wished I had not sold them for now I need them but, have a back up plan wink wink LOL

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Post by ROCKETQUEENONE on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:49 am

when did you sell them? do you know anyone who has one? i may have found someone to make me one but i need dimensions. what do you have in mind?
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Post by Limey SE on Thu Sep 15, 2011 10:55 am

this is exact dimensions for I traced an actual one before I sold them and was gonna see if a guy I know that does water jet can reproduce them in steel ................



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