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External Sun visor

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by OSF, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Hello People

    I'm keen on getting an external stainless steel sun visor, but not so keen about drilling into into my front pillars. Are there any quality sun visors out there that clamp on?

    OR

    Has anyone made up and welded on specific bracket/clamp to take a sun visor. I'd rather do this than drill into my bus and create a potential rust point.

    Cheers
     
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  2. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Both my utes had the holes already there from when I brought them! I can't tell you anything about the sunvisor,sorry.
     
  3. gordo 77DC

    gordo 77DC Active Member

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    Found this site - sun visors and. and venetian blinds,
    https://www.retrospares.com.au

    They look pretty good with a bit of bling on the front - (sun visors), - know nothing about the business or quality.

    Just spoke to the guy and confirmed he supplies these.

    I've had a sun visor for years (bought it from Nowra? I recall?) and wasn't supplied with a roof bracket, didn't fix one - vibrated sometimes, but hasn't caused a problem


    Regards
    Gordon
     
  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    A clamp style I expect would have to be similar to a roof rack gutter mount clamp ..... but you won't have much room to do up the securing nuts because of the angle of the visor unless the threaded rod goes through the visor and dome nut to make it loook tidy :rolleyes:
     
  5. Scott Neilson

    Scott Neilson Member

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    Hi Guys, had a look at the link that Gordo supplied as i am chasing one of these Sun Visors myself. I have see some on Kombis that are not solid but are silver & have a mesh look to them. Does anyone know where they come from. I cannot for the life of me find them.

    cheers
     
  6. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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  7. Scott Neilson

    Scott Neilson Member

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    Good man,

    That might just be my Xmas present. Was the installation difficult? Cheers
     
  8. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    I got my mechanic to do it, but I don't think it would be a huge job.
    I'll take some photos of the mounts tomorrow and put them up.
     
  9. Scott Neilson

    Scott Neilson Member

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    Cool. Looks great on yours.
     
  10. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    Bracket either side pop rivetted to the gutter bit on the side of the windscreen

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    Two bolts from the visor in to the bracket.

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    Nothing in the middle, although Sam does have a bracket there from some earlier thing.
     
  11. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    If concerned about rust ... ...
    Drill the holes,
    Polish paintwork a couple times with a good carnauba or mold release wax.
    Bead of sika around edge face of bracket before screwing on to fully seal.
    Same around screw holes.
    Wax over screw heads.

    An alternative to screws could be aluminium nut serts and a wax sealant or similar.
    The Al will sacrifice rather than the steel as might happen with stainless screws.
    Or use zinc or cad plated screws and paint the heads
     
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