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Old November 24th, 2013, 03:31 PM   #1
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Default Who has the ability to make dimple dies?

First off if I'm not saying that correctly, my apologies. I want louvers made, but that apparently isn't cheap. Plan B is to have two dimple die holes made in my aluminum side panels. One a smallish size, next one a bit bigger. Know a person or place that has this ability?

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Old November 24th, 2013, 04:00 PM   #2
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Round or the old school straight louvers? I have the round dies but you can buy the old school style one from hot hod places and use a press to punch them with.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 04:06 PM   #3
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Guess I don't know there were different styles... I don't care, just want something like this:

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Old November 24th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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Dimple dies are round dies that flare the hole for rigidity. Look at Eastwood ect for dies to do those louvers.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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Oh I was confused by your response. Ok, still don't follow, but if I can't get louvers made then I want dimple dies... And I presumed I would simply send them somewhere to be made.

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Old November 24th, 2013, 04:33 PM   #6
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What I'm saying is that companies already make both versions. I would think they would be much cheaper than having a shop machine you a set. Unless you want someone to do it for you then that is doable too but in the off road community it will be much easier to have the flared holes done as more of us have those. I have them and could do the holes for you but I'm a long ways away from you.
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I had some done by this place. Paid $125,you can see my red cj7 hood on page 2 on their web site.
http://www.hotrodlouvers.com/
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I suppose I could look into it but I do not have a press. I was simply going to send those panels somewhere, have them done, have them sent back, and I install - of course paying someone do to it.
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Old November 24th, 2013, 04:42 PM   #9
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I got you now. Your title of the thread threw me off. It reads like you wanted someone to make you the dies to do them yourself. If you want to send them to me I can do the round style for you then send them back. If they are flat see if they will fit in a flat rate envelope or box.
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That's why I apologized if I wasn't saying it correctly, sorry. What would you charge to make a couple holes? My panels are .125 thick, is that do-able?
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Ionia hot rod shop (name might be a bit off) should be able to do the louvres for you.

Basically any hot rod shop should be able to just do them for you, or know where to look.

You would have to specify how long you want the louvres, how many you want, what direction you want them, etc.
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I'll pm you.
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Without a press you can do the dimple dies with a bolt and an impact. I am just ordered dimple dies from TMR customs and will get working on building a press setup when I get home. If you don't have it done in a few months I could do the round ones for you.
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