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Old 05-31-2020, 08:06 AM   #1
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When I used to travel the southwest I would occasionally see rear engine school buses with louvers in the engine compartment door on the rear. Does anyone have any pictures of that?

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Looking to get rid of some heat in the engine compartment. This is a newer Bluebird than mine. The rear compartment is aluminum about 3/16 thick. Couldn't actually cut louvers into that do you think cutouts with some sort of grill would work?
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Yeah, cutouts with some sort of mesh/screen would work I'd think.
Louvers do look cool, though, don't they?
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Expanded metal would look fine built on a firm frame, make it removable.
Be careful doing a cutout though, these cut types can do damage that is a pain to fix.



Your question made me think of the old Corvair louvered ear deck. Getting old but always remembered that image.


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Louvres would definitely look cool and won't allow as much dirt is a mesh screen. Finding someone that can do them might be the hardest part though.
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