Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Interpart louver key

  1. #1
    Registered User Burl's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-25129
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    41

    Default Interpart louver key

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	DCP_0358.JPG 
Views:	81 
Size:	8.3 KB 
ID:	74625

    Looking for a way to turn these louver locks. Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2207.jpg 
Views:	102 
Size:	97.7 KB 
ID:	74623Click image for larger version. 

Name:	IMG_2209.jpg 
Views:	79 
Size:	99.6 KB 
ID:	74624
    Last edited by Burl; 10-12-2014 at 05:43 PM.


    gbw
    1972 240Z
    2006 Silverado V8 5-speed
    2010 GLK350

  2. #2
    Registered User Oiluj's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-15388
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Age
    65
    Posts
    1,746

    Default

    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.
    Julio
    1972 240Z (in-progress, 95% complete)
    CZC# 15388

  3. #3
    Walmart greeter Mikes Z car's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-18366
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Idaho
    Posts
    1,041
    Blog Entries
    24

    Default

    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.

    70 240Z HLS30-00907, 1/70, wiper motor 97 Accord, Dave's harness mods, turn signal relay mod, quartz movement in clock, map light fixed, connectors cleaned/greased, 60A alt w/ NOS voltage regulator, weatherstrip replaced, defroster grid replaced, undergoing rust prevention. Previous owner of 71 240Z, 8/71, HLS30-41545, last seen in Sacramento painted blue (originally orange) has anyone seen it?

  4. #4
    Registered User CanTechZ's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-8626
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chilliwack, BC
    Age
    59
    Posts
    101

    Default

    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)
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Interpart Key - 3D PDF.pdf   Interpart Key.pdf  
    Last edited by CanTechZ; 10-13-2014 at 08:06 AM.
    '70 240Z - (HLS30-06521) restoring stock, owned since '78
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...r=8626&cat=500

    '13 Audi A5 S-Line
    '04 GMC Sierra SLT Quad Cab
    '88 Suzuki Samurai - SPOA, 1.6L EFI, 31" Mud Kings, 5:13's, Custom Bush Bar, CRX Seats.
    '91 Suzuki Samurai - 2" Body Lift, Smittybilt Bumper, Warn 6000, Prelude Seats. - Sold
    '80 Suzuki LJ80 project - Sold

  5. #5
    Registered User Burl's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-25129
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    41

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by CanTechZ View Post
    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!


    gbw
    1972 240Z
    2006 Silverado V8 5-speed
    2010 GLK350

  6. #6
    Registered User CanTechZ's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-8626
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chilliwack, BC
    Age
    59
    Posts
    101

    Default

    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.
    '70 240Z - (HLS30-06521) restoring stock, owned since '78
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...r=8626&cat=500

    '13 Audi A5 S-Line
    '04 GMC Sierra SLT Quad Cab
    '88 Suzuki Samurai - SPOA, 1.6L EFI, 31" Mud Kings, 5:13's, Custom Bush Bar, CRX Seats.
    '91 Suzuki Samurai - 2" Body Lift, Smittybilt Bumper, Warn 6000, Prelude Seats. - Sold
    '80 Suzuki LJ80 project - Sold

  7. #7
    Registered User Jarvo2's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-26781
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Plainfield, IL
    Age
    41
    Posts
    238

    Default

    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.
    Dave
    Windy City Z Club (Chicago)
    1972 240z, restoration in progress
    http://jarvas240z.blogspot.com

  8. #8
    Registered User CanTechZ's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-8626
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chilliwack, BC
    Age
    59
    Posts
    101

    Default

    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
    '70 240Z - (HLS30-06521) restoring stock, owned since '78
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...r=8626&cat=500

    '13 Audi A5 S-Line
    '04 GMC Sierra SLT Quad Cab
    '88 Suzuki Samurai - SPOA, 1.6L EFI, 31" Mud Kings, 5:13's, Custom Bush Bar, CRX Seats.
    '91 Suzuki Samurai - 2" Body Lift, Smittybilt Bumper, Warn 6000, Prelude Seats. - Sold
    '80 Suzuki LJ80 project - Sold

  9. #9
    Registered User CanTechZ's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-8626
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Chilliwack, BC
    Age
    59
    Posts
    101

    Default

    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.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Interpart Lock assembled.jpg 
Views:	75 
Size:	110.8 KB 
ID:	74631Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Interpart Lock disassembled.jpg 
Views:	76 
Size:	91.3 KB 
ID:	74632

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

    Mike
    '70 240Z - (HLS30-06521) restoring stock, owned since '78
    http://www.classiczcars.com/photopos...r=8626&cat=500

    '13 Audi A5 S-Line
    '04 GMC Sierra SLT Quad Cab
    '88 Suzuki Samurai - SPOA, 1.6L EFI, 31" Mud Kings, 5:13's, Custom Bush Bar, CRX Seats.
    '91 Suzuki Samurai - 2" Body Lift, Smittybilt Bumper, Warn 6000, Prelude Seats. - Sold
    '80 Suzuki LJ80 project - Sold

  10. #10
    Administrator bpilati's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-844
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    VA
    Age
    60
    Posts
    1,483

    Default

    My Z had a louver, I think it was an Interpart but don't remember. I took it off because it scratched the glass. The scratch is still there.
    Bryan Pilati
    1971 Datsun 240Z (8/71; 920 paint)
    IZCC #583; TZCC #16; CZC #110
    I'm never serious unless I should be.

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Member ID
    CZCC-23125
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Spartanburg, SC
    Age
    50
    Posts
    468

    Default

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

  12. #12
    Registered User Burl's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-25129
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Austin, TX
    Posts
    41

    Default

    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?


    gbw
    1972 240Z
    2006 Silverado V8 5-speed
    2010 GLK350

  13. #13
    Registered User psdenno's Avatar
    Member ID
    CZCC-14231
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    SoCal Desert
    Age
    72
    Posts
    1,091

    Default

    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
    1971 240Z - Original Owner
    2010 Infiniti G37 Convertible

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Interpart spoiler
    By Hunter260Z in forum Open Discussions
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-2014, 09:53 AM
  2. BRE/Interpart Catalog Online?
    By ksbeta in forum Open S30 Z Discussions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-10-2012, 07:06 PM
  3. Interpart louvers install
    By Burl in forum Help Me !!
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 04-12-2012, 01:17 PM
  4. Interpart Suspension Upgrade Kit Help Please
    By JohnnyO in forum Suspension and Steering (S30)
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-08-2010, 12:55 AM
  5. Anybody have an old Interpart catalog?
    By Arne in forum Open S30 Z Discussions
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-03-2006, 06:42 PM

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •