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Looking for a way to turn these louver locks. post-25129-14150830491527_thumb.jpg

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I had these same louvers on my 1st Z and that's the correct key. You should be able to make a key pretty easily.

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I made one out of a piece of radiator hose clamp with a sement ground off in a bench grinder so that two ears stick out. Hope that made sense.

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I have a set of those louvers as well, sorry I don't have a spare key but I made a quick drawing of mine if it helps.

Mike

(oops the blank looking file is a 3d pdf of the model that I attached by accident)

Thank you! I bet I can make one from this!

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You're welcome. If you make one try and use a fairly hard piece of steel so it won't twist too easily. I hit my key with a file and it barely made a mark, maybe use a flat piece of spring steel.

Good luck.

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My lower side mounts (with the lock) have been damaged by a previous owner using a screw driver. Anyone have any suggestions on how to restore or replace them? Can't seem to find interpart louver parts anywhere.

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My louvers are not currently on the car, as I am planning to clean them up and sell or trade them. Now is as good a time as any, so I'm just starting to disassemble the locks for cleanup. I will report back with what I find.

Mike

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Here are couple of pics of the Interpart lock assembled and disassembled. I am currently learning how to use Solid Works and I'm getting tired of doing tutorials so if it would help to have a 3D cad model/drawing for any of the lock parts I don't mind doing it as a learning experience. Let me if this is of interest and which parts are broken on your locks. These are plastic parts so maybe they could be 3D printed if the resolution is high enough.

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Now that I have cleaned out the fine dirt from the locks it surprising how much better they function.:)

Mike

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you can buff the glass with some meguiars mirror glaze on low speed and take that scratch out...

Charles

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I found someone who is making the keys for Firebird louvers and ordered one. Got it today. How is that key supposed to fit into the louver lock?

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Pointy end down. :)

If it's the proper key, it should fit into the lock slot opening. Then, just a twist to release the lock cam. If it's too wide, or too thick, wrong key. Does it look like the one in the picture and drawing above?

Dennis

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