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Sun Visors, Love 'em or Hate 'em?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kenny P, Dec 9, 2010.

  1. Cruiser
    Joined: May 29, 2006
    Posts: 2,240


    The bottom line here is "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" run what you like no matter what anyone says.
    These threads always seem to come out the same about 50/50.

    Visor vs no visor

    SBC vs all the others engines

    Ford vs Chevy etc. etc. etc......................

    CRUISER :cool:
  2. U-235
    Joined: Dec 18, 2010
    Posts: 452


    If you think you're "old school" by adding a sunvisor to your custom, then you haven't done your homework...look back thru the pages of the early magazines and you'd be hard pressed to find a feature of any car with them on. This was something old men had on their cars. It was the first thing to go on any car a kid got hold of. Sure, there were some, but not many.
  3. 53Hattie
    Joined: Mar 11, 2010
    Posts: 374


    Neither luv'm or hate'm, they're cool on some rigs, but have never really been my cup'o, ...partly because at 6'2"+ I already have to duck & crane to see traffic signals and the like.
  4. Orn
    Joined: Jul 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,043


    I sure like them on the right car...
  5. Loppy
    Joined: Oct 22, 2007
    Posts: 422


    El nono! The next thing ya know you'll have curb feelers, edge bumpers, and stick-on port holes. And ya don't wanna be that guy ; )
  6. mgtstumpy
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
    Posts: 7,879


    Have a nice polished S/S Comet Skyshield that may go on my '46 Olds, halves are pressed waffle finish. Still in 2 minds about it?
  7. oldcarfart
    Joined: Apr 12, 2005
    Posts: 1,437


    cool factor= high, Pain in the ass factor= high,
    but basic requirement for some vehicles IMNSHO.
  8. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    if we are talking about customs here (and I guess seeing as this is the HAMB, we should be) then this is a very well put argument against them, and I speak as someone guilty of this offence while back.
  9. I'm all over the map of this question. I guess it just depends on the car.

    Growing up in so cal, I only remember seeing sun visors on old man's cars and low riders. On the low riders sometimes they looked good and sometimes they didn't. I guess they're okay if they flow with the lines of the car and don't look like some tacked on accessory. That brings to mind a 40's Chevy that we have here locally. It has a sun visor and every possible factory option that was available. It looks like a freakin' circus. I hate it.

    All that being said, I think they can look good on the right car. I guess I would just know when I see it. Though, I still can't get past the the childhood thing of associating them with an man's car. But, I guess that is even nostalgic for me in a certain way.

    So, how do I feel about them? Hell, I don't know.
  10. I think they are fine on an old restored Hudson, Buick 4 door sedan, Kaiser or some other old womans car. I grew up in the 50s and didn't see many except on some old lady's car or a hillbilly's car so I just associate them with "nimiety"..or too muchness. You can go over the top and just do to much to a car.
  11. flyingpiston53
    Joined: Sep 7, 2008
    Posts: 30

    from bristol ri

    Ive had mine on for a while looks almost chopped with it

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  12. Jon1953B4
    Joined: Nov 26, 2010
    Posts: 85

    from MD

  13. lockwoodkustoms
    Joined: Dec 22, 2005
    Posts: 3,910


    I have this nice N.O.S. visor and think I may just use it on the Farm Truck

  14. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,560

    from Kent, Wa

    I think they look best on a stock bodied car (like a lowrider or very very mild custom). . once the car get mods I think it becomes cluttered looking. there is always exception to the rule but the cleaner looking the car the more a visor fits
  15. First thing I did was to take off the ugly ass visor when I bought this coupe, and then the grill guard.

    This one is called a 'Vision Visor'
  16. Etp095
    Joined: Oct 15, 2013
    Posts: 3


    Wicked ride, sun visor looks good to me.
  17. oldcarguygazok
    Joined: Jun 20, 2012
    Posts: 401

    from AUSTRALIA.

    My 49 ford coe will get a visor when I find one,but it's gotta look and fit right.It has to follow the curve of the roof line to give it that ''factory'' look,TMO anyway !
  18. backyardbeliever
    Joined: Sep 15, 2006
    Posts: 299


    I love mine.... it continues the roof line perfectly into the hood slope on 47-54 COE's when viewed from the side.

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  19. Rogue63
    Joined: Nov 19, 2010
    Posts: 228

    from New York

    I have a 41 chevy special lowered ,I want to run a visor. Never liked on my other cars but taste changes .need one to fit 41 coupe.
  20. butcherted
    Joined: Oct 17, 2006
    Posts: 762

    from hagerstown

    I like them on some car's.

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