I'm afraid I haven't made much progress. I took them to a local fab shop to get a price on shearing the pieces and maybe do some of the brake work. After two (or was it three?) weeks with no response, I brought them back home.
In the mean time, I had put the Duster in the garage to pull the motor, fix a couple issues, and put it back in. The issues have been taken care of and the motor and trans are sitting in the car (not ready to go, just sitting on the mounts).
Then on Friday the 13th, my Dad passed away. I haven't had a lot of garage time since then.
My brother (Hadahemi) and I had already made a deal on a 1940 Plymouth PT105, and it got to my driveway right after Dad died. It is a very cool truck that is all original. I think Dad would have liked it, he always enjoyed the cars and projects that my brother and I get involved in.
Anyway, things are slowly getting back to normal, and as they do, I will get more accomplished. I have to get the Duster going so I can get it out of the garage, otherwise I have no place to work on the louvers.
I don't have a time frame in mind at this point. I really wanted to have the louvers for sale in time for Christmas, but that won't happen now. I am going to take things as they come for a little while, and I have not forgotten or given up on the louvers. They will just take a little longer than I planned.