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Gage56 09-20-2013 09:57 PM

Sun Visor Fix -How To-
So yeah i thought this might help some people out

I was tired of my broken drivers side visor, i look all over and just could not bring myself to pay $$$$ for one Because im a Cheap A$$ SO I Fixed it Like So,

All the visor is made up of is a piece of masonite and a tube with 2 bars in it

start with removing the thread from around the vinyl

you only need to remove a little bit once this is done burn the end of the thread to keep it from pulling out any farther

once you have the binding undone you can pull the 2 bars out of the assembly. Once you have them out spread apart the vinyl and remove the the tube and piece of masonite

From here its pretty simple remove the staples from the tube and keep ahold of them

Get a piece of masonite or in my case i used paneling as i had it laying around and it was the right thickness and trace a pattern

Cut it out and get ready to reattach the metal to it

Here i used a 1/16" drill but and made new holes for the staples

I also added some body panel glue just to be sure

Now line it all up and push the staples through and then clamp it tight till the glue dries

Once the glue has set remove the clamps and flip it over to hammer the staples flat

Now slide the whole assembly back in the vinyl sleeve

Now get your choice of thread and needle and re stitch the binding back up

Slide the metal caps back on and you are good to go

On a side note i did add some grease and i did pry out on the tube a little bit to make the bars move easier

Hope this helps some of you out :cheers2:

timatoe 09-20-2013 10:43 PM

That's a good write up there.

DirtKar 09-20-2013 10:57 PM

Well done, Sir. :thumbsup:

SeanB95YJ 09-20-2013 11:04 PM

as an alternative, you could also use sheet metal (steel or aluminum) or plastic (vinyl, HDPE, lexan, etc) as an alternative to the masonite that would be more resistant to possible future damage from water.

thanks to your thread, I might just disassemble my visors to remake them with a bit more of a "wing" towards the center to block the sun that always seems to send that laser-like beam over the rear-view mirror straight to my retina LOL

GrantYJ 09-21-2013 12:35 AM

Nice post!

It's nearly impossible to find driver's side visors that don't have this issue.

Tom95YJ 09-21-2013 12:41 AM

Nice post, I need to do this !

I have added a hyperlink to this thread in the super modifications sticky

Louie4 09-21-2013 09:29 AM

Very nice good sir. I wish I would have been that smart when my visors had broke years ago. Instead I threw away my drivers side and put the pass. side on the drivers side...dumb.

Gage56 09-21-2013 02:49 PM

Thanks Gent's

Just trying to help out :thumbsup:

Gage56 09-22-2013 02:10 PM


Originally Posted by Tom95YJ (Post 16190841)
Nice post, I need to do this !

I have added a hyperlink to this thread in the super modifications sticky

Woot I Got stickied :rofl:

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