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Author Topic: 1971-1974 Charger Rear window Louvers for sale  (Read 4870 times)
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« on: February 12, 2007, 03:36:22 PM »

Would anyone really pay 1,500 - 2,000 for a rear window Louver for a 71-74 Charger. There is one on the Auction block and it's just a Reproduction one.. Is that crazy, or is it just me. ?
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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007, 05:42:30 PM »

I saw one for 1 "K" member bolt that was starting at $10.00 this morning Roll Eyes Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2007, 06:32:23 PM »

If I had a 71 R/T that was originally equipped with the louver and it was missing, YES I would pay $1.5-2k for an original one.
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2007, 07:39:54 PM »

If I had a 71 R/T that was originally equipped with the louver and it was missing, YES I would pay $1.5-2k for an original one.

The problem is (correct me if I'm wrong) most B body louver cars it was a dealer option. I have yet to see an option number on a data tag or broadcast sheet. I know there is an option code for E body, most likely because they had to be installed from the factory (hood pins used as hold downs). The B bodys just snap in under the rear window trim.

As an answer to your question, I am considering a set for my 71. I need to do a little more research first, but I'm leaning towards a set. The look really nice on the car!
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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2007, 08:19:53 PM »

Last year there was a guy on E-bay selling them for $300-$500. They were aluminum.
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« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2007, 08:23:50 PM »

might wanna talk to twilt about that guy
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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2007, 08:58:39 PM »

Is this the celebrity style roof line?


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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2007, 09:08:59 PM »

If I had a 71 R/T that was originally equipped with the louver and it was missing, YES I would pay $1.5-2k for an original one.

The problem is (correct me if I'm wrong) most B body louver cars it was a dealer option. I have yet to see an option number on a data tag or broadcast sheet. I know there is an option code for E body, most likely because they had to be installed from the factory (hood pins used as hold downs). The B bodys just snap in under the rear window trim.

AFAIK...both E bodies and the Satellite louvers were on the order sheet and came from the factory. Do we know if they were coded on the tag? I've found info on the 'Cudas, Challengers and Satellite louvers but not the Charger. Were they available in '71? Were they released later in the year? What was the sales code?

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« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2007, 09:23:32 PM »

Is this the celebrity style roof line?

based on the vinyl trim i would say its a 74 spring special. hard to say from that close though.
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2007, 09:33:28 PM »

after looking over some pics i am now certain its a spring secial

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note the size of the quarter windows
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« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2007, 09:38:15 PM »

might wanna talk to twilt about that guy

 scratchchin  Oh yeah...thats the SUPER NICE FELLA who took my $360 payment via paypal on Sept 15th and never sent me my louvers. He is now "no longer a registered user"  Probably deactivated his own account to avoid some potential negative feedbacks. 
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« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2007, 10:05:19 PM »

 icon_smile_big :icon_smile_big:Wow! I just got lucky! thanks guys!!!  A spring special celebrity roof. I hear that there is only 212 made??
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2007, 06:38:24 AM »

celebrity roof....never saw that before?
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2007, 07:46:04 AM »

The 300-400 dollar louvers that were sold on Ebay do not look like the orginals.There is one of our member's here who has it on his primer black 71.The look good but the original style look alot better in my opinion.
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« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2007, 09:13:33 AM »

after looking over some pics i am now certain its a spring secial

celebrity


spring special


note the size of the quarter windows

these pics looks so familars Grin
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2007, 10:25:15 AM »

I purchased the louvers for my 1971 from the guy on eBay for $300. For the money they are not bad. No way was I going to spend $1400 for the reproduction's.


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« Reply #16 on: February 13, 2007, 12:51:22 PM »

 Wow, I like that louver. Price is not too bad either. What's this guy's name on e-bay. Is it the same one that screwed Twilt ??
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« Reply #17 on: February 13, 2007, 01:53:01 PM »

I went back and checked eBay and I purchased them from 7864john and he is no longer a registered user. I saw where twilt left negative feedback.

I wondered what happened? Mine where not close to fitting and I sent them back and he fixed them and shipped back. That was back in Dec 2005.
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« Reply #18 on: February 13, 2007, 02:18:02 PM »

twilt never got the louver or the money back
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« Reply #19 on: February 13, 2007, 02:59:56 PM »

yeah, I want them too.  does anyone have pictures of originals?
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« Reply #20 on: February 13, 2007, 05:59:34 PM »

i d like them for 300,but not for 1400,thats way out of my price range
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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2007, 07:42:16 PM »

after looking over some pics i am now certain its a spring secial

celebrity

spring special


note the size of the quarter windows

these pics looks so familars Grin

yeah, i learned a lot from Nacho  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2007, 08:12:33 PM »

For those who want to see more pics of the exact repro of the original louvers go to dayclona.com
You can see that they are different than the 300-400 dollar version.
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2007, 10:49:03 PM »

dayclona reproduction is 2k

http://www.dayclona.com/view_item.aspx?page=6&id=65
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2007, 11:06:19 PM »

If I had a Hemi or Six Pack car maybe, but for my 73 S/E just a cool set of Louvers would be great!
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