Technically 2 lefts (or for that matter 2 rights) won't work. I just pulled my original louvers off of the hood. You'll see from the picture below that the center studs on the left hand and right hand louvers are not on the same center line. Unless you drill new holes in the hood for the difference in stud locations (or install one louver backwards!
), the louvers are not interchangeable. As previously mentioned you would also have to drill a hole for the water drain but this too would create a problem. The location for the water drains in the louver are fed into a channel on the back side of the hood. If you drill a new hole for the water drain (that is, if you try to install a left hand louver on the right side or vice versa), the drain will not be fed into a channel and water will be directed right on to the engine!
So after now looking at my two NOS LH louvers and comparing them to my left and right hand originals, I've noticed some other things:
1. The back plate on the original left hand louver has an extra hole in it that would allow it to be used on the right hand louver as well. Why the right hand backing plate doesn't have this is a total mystery!
2. The original louver is chrome plated around the stacks whereas the NOS louver is painted silver. I seem to recall this being discussed in an earlier thread either here or at CRG but I'll be darned if I could find it. Sure would be nice to hear from other SS owners what their original louvers look like. Chrome plated or painted silver???
Has anyone bought a repop louver and are they chrome plated or silver???
PS: Ed...Yes, the boxes were sealed when I bought them eons ago.