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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by jcs64, May 7, 2013.

  1. jcs64
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
    Posts: 528

    jcs64
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    Heres what I came up w/, no sewing needed!

    The donor visors are from my '51 plymouth.

    Starting w/ this:
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    Cut the seam and break it down, all I will need is the pivot arm and hard middle pressed board.
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    grab some thin foam (this was left over stuff from my old door panels and about 1/8" thick) and glue it to both sides of the sunvisor board. Sanding the edges smooth will help things look much nicer when done.
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    now glue the the vinyl to the prepped sunvisor boards . When that dries, trim the excess of and leave about a 1/4" "flange" (not done yet in the pic).
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    Last up is the $3.99 trim pc that almost makes it look like its a professional job.
    I was looking to use white door trim, but Im glad I decided to see what the chrome would look like.
    Grab a hair drier to warm it up and it will go on really nice.
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    The mounting flanges ended up being aluminum so of course I had to polish them.
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    If you have ever looked into the cost of having your visors redone, you will have to laugh at the idea that I did these for about $10.
    :)

    have fun,
    Jeff


    Jeff
     
  2. ev88f
    Joined: Jan 29, 2010
    Posts: 371

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    wow nice clean and simple. looks good!
     
  3. That's cheating! :eek:

    And we're all very proud of you! :D
     
  4. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
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    Gearhead Graphics
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    from Denver Co

    I like that you finally found a good use for that ugly ass door trim!
     
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  5. boutlaw
    Joined: Apr 30, 2010
    Posts: 1,199

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    Damn. Great idea, and to me, looks better than sewn visors. Wish I had known your tech before I recovered my visors.
     
  6. shinysideup
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
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    from ruskin, fl

    Looks really sharp. Is the trim plastic/metal, and the ends crimped down?
     
  7. 574door
    Joined: Apr 25, 2013
    Posts: 9

    574door
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    Looks good! I think you just inspired how I will do mine! I got two original visors that are just cardboard while digging through some old parts bins. Now I know how I'm gonna cover em! Thanks!
     
  8. Molonewolf
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
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    Nice, I'll be trying this soon.
     
  9. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    belair
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    Outstanding!
     
  10. tedster
    Joined: Mar 20, 2005
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    tedster
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    Very nice. Thanks for posting.
     
  11. Dick Dake
    Joined: Sep 14, 2006
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    Dick Dake
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    Excellent work, now off to do mine.
     
  12. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    from Rome NY

    Sweet, now I know how I'll be doing mine.
     
  13. koolkemp
    Joined: May 7, 2004
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    koolkemp
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    wow very nice !!
     
  14. 40fordtudor
    Joined: Jan 3, 2010
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    Thanks---a real helpful and easy thread.
     
  15. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
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    49ratfink
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    from California

    easy squeezy. why didn't I think of that?
     
  16. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
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    hombres ruin
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    damn looks great..nice one
     
  17. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
    Posts: 7,931

    JeffB2
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    from Phoenix,AZ

    Thanks! You just saved me a few $$ on my daily that are sun rotted.
     

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