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I completed the installation of hood louvers today on my non SS 1972 Chevy Nova. I ordered the kit from Classic Industries, part number *K9151 is for 68-72 Novas and it's $249 bucks. It was pretty straight forward drilling the holes. I found a template here on the forum (thanks to whomever created it), but in the end I didn't need it. It turns out the hood has 4 holes already stamped into the underside of the original non SS hood (the ones closest to the front of the hood). So once I had those located and drilled, I just used the chrome louver trim ring holes to mark the others holes and drill them, install, and done. It took about 1.5 hour, I hope it helps others, thought I share the results. Doing it with the hood off makes it a lot easier obviously.

Edit: I forgot to mention Classic Industries part# 14331 hood louver support brackets. These came standard on SS cars, but not on my car. In looking at them I think it would require welding them to the underside of the hood. I chose not to install them at this time.

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Looks good.

Did you install the support brackets at the two rear attach points on each louver? These brackets came on the SS hoods but not on the non-SS hoods. They can be bought separately from the resto parts companies.
 

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Looks good.

Did you install the support brackets at the two rear attach points on each louver? These brackets came on the SS hoods but not on the non-SS hoods. They can be bought separately from the resto parts companies.
Great question. I forgot to mention that, thank you. I ordered them but did not install them. After looking at them I think it's going to require some welding to attach them? For now I left them off, I was worried it might cause a paint problem.
 

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What did you use for the seals? The adhesive-backed roll seal that comes with the kit or the "molded" seals available separately?
 

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What did you use for the seals? The adhesive-backed roll seal that comes with the kit or the "molded" seals available separately?
The kit comes with adhesive backed roll seal (kinda lame) so I used that. The molded seal from Classic Industries is part K964 but they show out of stock. I did place a backorder and will swap it out later if/when they arrive.
 

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We have a couple sets of the "die cut" hood louver seals on the shelf. I have been wanting to find someone to test fit them for awhile. Send me a PM and lets get you a pair.
 
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