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Offline w2rivers

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Rear window louver removal
« on: January 09, 2018, 01:17:53 PM »
Dose anyone know where I can get a key to remove the louver fro a 1978 Trans Am?  Is there a work around?  Looks like a past owner may have messed around with removal and failed

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Re: Rear window louver removal
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2018, 06:46:25 PM »
depends what sort and then the condition, one piece or three-piece?
Some are fixed to the glass, double sided tape on either the attaching points or the retainers and will need scraping off. Others have hinged areas for glass cleaning and use a key. These are also often damaged, have missing parts or missing keys and then also get fixed permanently to glass. And then there are some that slip under the window trim for fixing points so need to also remove that for best access to remove cleanly.
I also had a used unit that was a mixture of them all, was missing parts that made it lift up, had new parts from back yard job to secure missing parts, and then had riveted extension strips to slip behind trim as a fix. They are 40 years old, a long time for some people to not decide to remove for looks or to clean and keep intact.

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Re: Rear window louver removal
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2018, 07:06:21 PM »
Sorry, missed the part where you said it was a key type. The popular brand Interpart had this key, but there were other brands too. Astra may have had a version, too.

http://fbodywarehouse.com/store/2330.html?category_id=143

Google rear louvre or Interpart and there's lots of similar forum posts, often Camaro with pics, see if they are the same type.

http://nastyz28.com/threads/rear-louvers-installation-restoration-help-needed.168234/