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Username Post: Sun Visor        (Topic#298337)
rayb2 
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06-04-13 06:25 PM - Post#2352000    

I am trying to install a sun visor on my car. I know that the side brackets mount to the drip rail. My question is how far up does the center bracket sit from the top of the chrome around the windshield. I have tried finding measurements and have not had any luck. The last thing I want to do is drill some holes and they not be right.

Also I found that some people use sheet metal screws for the center bracket. Is this correct?

Thanks



 

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mahlmann 
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06-04-13 06:41 PM - Post#2352011    
    In response to rayb2

What year and style of car are you working on? I'm going to be installing a visor on our '50 tin woodie station wagon and would like to hear the answer to your question too.

Good luck with yours!


Mike Ahlmann
Las Cruces, NM
'50 Tin Woodies (two) Ramon and Willard
'58 Impala Sport Coupe
'69 El Camino SS-396
'07 Ford F150 to haul parts for above
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rayb2 
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06-04-13 06:44 PM - Post#2352013    
    In response to mahlmann

I have a 54 bel air 2 door sedan.




 
Sixshooter 
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06-04-13 06:47 PM - Post#2352014    
    In response to rayb2

The bottom of my plate (not the plates gasket) is exactly 5/16 above the trim on my 53 belair.

- '53 Belair 2 door post. Ford 8.8 rear, Currently getting CE M2, 383 stroker/TH400, and any spare change I have!



 
rayb2 
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06-04-13 06:56 PM - Post#2352017    
    In response to Sixshooter

Great thanks for the info. My bracket did not have a gasket with it. SO I just ordered it from NCA.





 
Sixshooter 
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06-04-13 07:02 PM - Post#2352018    
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- '53 Belair 2 door post. Ford 8.8 rear, Currently getting CE M2, 383 stroker/TH400, and any spare change I have!



 
RAM_51 
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06-04-13 07:08 PM - Post#2352020    
    In response to rayb2

This diagram is from the Chevrolet Accessory Installation Manual for 1953. I assume '54 would be pretty darn near the same. It looks as though the bracket in this diagram is very near the draw back for the roof panel. Also "J" nuts were used in the holes as opposed to sheet metal screws directly into the roof panel.



1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
kimo90803 
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06-04-13 10:41 PM - Post#2352057    
    In response to RAM_51

Another diagram from the same book shows the distance UP from the bottom of the drip rail for the side mounts, Loosely attach the center mount, attach the outer mounts, this will then locate where the center mount goes, so you won't have a load on it if you're off a bit. I've done 3 54's this way, never a problem










Edited by kimo90803 on 06-04-13 10:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
RAM_51 
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06-05-13 04:21 AM - Post#2352072    
    In response to kimo90803

Thanks for posting the remainder of the information Jim. Was possibly going to post Fig 293, page 133 [Fig 235, page 104 in my book] but you took care of it.

1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
rayb2 
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06-06-13 07:02 AM - Post#2352453    
    In response to kimo90803

Thank you for the diagrams. Do you know by chance if it lists what size screws and J nuts to use with the center bracket. I would like to try and use what they recommend and not just guess.

Thanks



 
Vonratnick 
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06-06-13 02:15 PM - Post#2352580    
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  • kimo90803 Said:
Another diagram from the same book shows the distance UP from the bottom of the drip rail for the side mounts, Loosely attach the center mount, attach the outer mounts, this will then locate where the center mount goes, so you won't have a load on it if you're off a bit. I've done 3 54's this way, never a problem




Ditto. Worked for me

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures - right next to the mashed potatoes.


 
2D51STYDLX 
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06-06-13 03:27 PM - Post#2352602    
    In response to rayb2

I think I have one of those brackets that came with my car, anybody need one let me know.

Roger
1951 2 door Deluxe Bone stock, well not quite, bucket seats.
Broken hearts and dirty windows
Make life difficult to see
Thats why last night and this morning
Always look the same to me
John Prine



 
RAM_51 
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06-06-13 05:36 PM - Post#2352654    
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  • rayb2 Said:
Thank you for the diagrams. Do you know by chance if it lists what size screws and J nuts to use with the center bracket. I would like to try and use what they recommend and not just guess.

Thanks



Unfortunately I do not see that the installation instructions list the sizes of those two items.

Usually when you got an accessory, all of the attachement screws etc. were supplied in small plain manila envolops. I would say that it may be a matter of trial and error until you arrive at the correct size "J" nut and screws. You would have to measure from edge of 5/8" hole to center of 3/8" hole to determine the correct "J" nut to use as a starting point.

It is interesting how the instructions show a string attached to the "J" nut so it will not be "lost behind the roof panel" [good idea]. As far as screws go, I would start with those that fit the counter-sink in the bracket properly; try shorter ones first, then go to longer until things snug up properly without going so deep as to damage the headliner.


1951 Fleetline
'51 Fleetline DeLuxe 2 DOOR SEDAN (Fathom Green)
'51 Styleline Special BUSINESS COUPE (Shadow Gray)
'53 6500 Dump Bed (Oxidized Red)
'50 Styleline DeLuxe 4 DOOR SEDAN (Mist Green)


 
rayb2 
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06-06-13 07:15 PM - Post#2352691    
    In response to RAM_51

Thanks for the help.



 

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