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Hot Rods Visors on Gassers?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Mark Yac, Jul 26, 2019.

  1. Those things are hideous enough, but on a pseudo race car?
    I've seen two now, in two weeks, here. Hope this isn't a new fad :eek::eek:
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  2. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 7,569


    I like them on restored AD and TF Chevy PU's....oh, and Conventional Cab Petes...about it.
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  3. ken bogren
    Joined: Jul 6, 2010
    Posts: 940

    ken bogren

    In my minds eye I'm seeing a 1st generation Corvette set up as a gasser with a sun visor.

    That's the stuff nightmares are made of.
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  4. ...with fake spindle mounts..

  5. blowby
    Joined: Dec 27, 2012
    Posts: 8,063

    from Nicasio Ca

  6. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 50,308


    Model As don't count, of course. The visor is part of the car.

    The modern TF truck visors are hideous, too.

    But the old visor looks right at home on my old Hudson.
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  7. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,029

    from Idaho

    I can't wait to get another one of them things. I'm going to run over it several times & post the video on here … & maybe a pair of skirts under the other wheel.
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  8. Ive got a stock visor for a tri five chevy car. Ive tried to sell it for $100 so far no sale!
  9. 0NE BAD 51 MERC
    Joined: Nov 12, 2010
    Posts: 1,483

    0NE BAD 51 MERC

    Like Jim said the model A is part of the car. And that one is ventilated!! Why would you put something on a car that will catch air and cause drag! Jim's Hudson yes , a drag car NO WAY!! Larry
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  10. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,625

    from oregon

    Boy, now I've heard it all!
    And don't get me started on whitewalls on drag slicks.
    What next ahooooogah horns on a racecar.:confused:
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  11. Visors belong on Peterbilts.
  12. partsdawg
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,056

    from Minnesota

    Might as well add curb feelers.
  13. I would hate to see a gasser style 55 Chevy with a visor, I believe I would toss my cookies~ HRP
  14. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,972


    Gasser with a visor? Sounds like the low rider crowd has discovered the phony gasser fad.
  15. BamaMav
    Joined: Jun 19, 2011
    Posts: 5,203

    from Berry, AL

    That would look good on a 4 door 55 with full skirts and coon tails on the dual antennas beside the trunk lid. Maybe some curb feelers, too. The lowrider crowd would go nuts over that....
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  16. that'd be like puttin skirts on a tri five with radiussed rear wheel wels
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  17. 302GMC
    Joined: Dec 15, 2005
    Posts: 7,029

    from Idaho

    Would have to have a 235 with a burnt valve and a 'glider.
  18. belair
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
    Posts: 8,806


    That would be a 55 Buick with skirts.
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  19. s55mercury66
    Joined: Jul 6, 2009
    Posts: 3,980

    from SW Wyoming

    They can be useful in hiding the mirror muffs on gassers.
  20. Like Jim states, whether it looks right is highly dependant on the vehicle. I had a friend that had one on a late 80s Ford truck, that didn't actually look that bad, but at highway speed, it moaned, rattled, and flapped, until I got to hate the damn thing.
    It is like those monstrous screens that people used to install on the grill of the cars and trucks in the prairies, as well as the bug deflectors on the hood. They probably served a good purpose, but the looked hideous.
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  21. NO NO NO NO NO NO!
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  22. `Wouldn't offend me any more than a Rambler wagon with phony spindle mounts and a Moon tank on the grill. :rolleyes:
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  23. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 10,303

    jimmy six

    No photos......didn't happen. I call BS.
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  24. Here we go...............I assume it's a gasser. It's next to a gas pump.
  25. Ron Brown
    Joined: Jul 6, 2015
    Posts: 1,638

    Ron Brown

    Model A’s are different. The visor is part of the body and covers the wood structure over the windshield and creates the endcaps for the side body panels. You could leave it off but would need to fabricate a sheet metal body panel to cover the wood substructure. Probably why they used a visor with holes punched in it.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  26. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,198


    Lowrider magazine syndrome among guys who actually think it is a car magazine and don't have a clue that pre mid 1970's when the magazine you never up on never saw a frigging visor on any post Model A car at car event that wasn't an old totally stock rig. The only ones you saw around here were on cars that belonged to fruit pickers from the Ozarks when being a Migrant worker meant you got in the car and worked your way across the country following the crops and had nothing to do with where you came from.
    Now you see the screwy ones that cover half the windshield on AD trucks that look goofier than who knows what. Plus boneheads think they are something you put on a car or truck that isn't a 100% east LA style bomb lowrider such as a pretend gasser.
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  27. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 27,748

    Jalopy Joker

    wait, all of this talk and no examples of a gasser with sun visor - maybe talking about wings that partially cover driver/rear of car
  28. I haven't heard the expression used in years, but does clown car rind a bell? :D HRP
  29. My 56 more door has a 235 and was a powerglide. however I changed it to a stick shift. It has a real good 55 engine. The 55 engines had solid lifters and where better that the hyd lifter engines. However in not exactly thrilled with the 235. I have a good 283 that might eventually end up in the 56.
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  30. Guys, One was in RacerX's coverage of the Byron Steam Bath and Fake Spindle Mount Fest, just the other day.
    The other one was at a show in Ct. a few weeks ago.. I'll look later. Can't do it now.
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