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Unread 09-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #1
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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

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Unread 09-20-2013, 09:43 PM   #2
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That's a good write up there.
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Well done, Sir.
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Unread 09-20-2013, 10:04 PM   #4
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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
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Unread 09-20-2013, 11:35 PM   #5
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Nice post!

It's nearly impossible to find driver's side visors that don't have this issue.
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Nice post, I need to do this !

I have added a hyperlink to this thread in the super modifications sticky
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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.
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Thanks Gent's

Just trying to help out
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Nice post, I need to do this !

I have added a hyperlink to this thread in the super modifications sticky
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Nice post. I just used it to fix mine.

But after seeing your restitching job compared to mine, I think I'll keep my day job!
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Sun visors are the interior version of track bars. I haven't had any of either in a dozen years. If you must, a baseball cap is an infinately adjustable sun visor. Wear it in the conventional manor, not like this dolt.
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Sun visors are the interior version of track bars. I haven't had any of either in a dozen years.
Agreed. I really never leave the house without my sungl***** anyway.


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If you must, a baseball cap is an infinately adjustable sun visor. Wear it in the conventional manor, not like this dolt.
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If you come across a TJ visor, you can use your hardware on it and put it in your YJ.......

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