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Username Post: 59 El Camino nearly finished, sunvisor tension        (Topic#358158)
stevelegel 
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stevelegel
Loc: Detroit MI
Reg: 09-27-09
09-22-19 07:04 PM - Post#2776190    

The 59 sun visors rely on the screw tension to hold them up. There is no bushing to help them grip. If you tighten the screw enough you are likely to snap the zinc casting. Catalogs do not sell a workable plastic insert. So I made one. I used the pop off, soft plastic protection seal from a water bottle (not a the screw on bottle cap). I cut the side wall and trimmed it to wrap tightly around the shaft of the visor arm. It does not go deep into the well past where the screw locks the arm, but rather only a 1/4 inch or so around the arm outside of the screw, but still inside the visor. Works great. Mind you I tried several plastic bottles to find one with adequate thickness and pliability.



 


ragtp66 
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Reg: 12-09-07
09-23-19 08:56 PM - Post#2776306    
    In response to stevelegel

Maybe these from a chevelle? https://www.summitracing.com/parts/oer-k624?seid=s ...

Toys:
1958 Impala 2dr Hardtop Under Construction
1966 Chevelle Malibu Convert M20/350 Aztec Bronze
1987 Sea Ray Pachanga 22
2002 Cadillac Escalade EXT Parts chaser
2007 Trailblazer SS -gone and missed


 
stevelegel 
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stevelegel
Loc: Detroit MI
Reg: 09-27-09
09-24-19 05:01 AM - Post#2776316    
    In response to ragtp66

tried them...way too thick won't fit in the casting.



 
LAWYER2 
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Reg: 06-28-20
07-07-20 12:32 PM - Post#2798155    
    In response to stevelegel

Any pics or a pic of the water bottle top you used? My visors are sagging bad in my convertible and make it hard to even drive.



 
stevelegel 
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stevelegel
Loc: Detroit MI
Reg: 09-27-09
07-13-20 09:27 PM - Post#2798642    
    In response to LAWYER2

Sorry, it was just a water bottle. the top was not screw off style, but it popped off. You can try different things...maybe even cut a section of a thin water bottle and wrap it around the stem as a bushing.




 
larrybrowningmauldin 
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larrybrowningmauldin
Loc: New Braunfels,TX
Reg: 08-16-05
07-24-20 06:19 AM - Post#2799390    
    In response to stevelegel

Steve, I have several thin plastic pipette tubes that may work as insert sleeves for you. I will send one free of charge/shipping to you if you email your address to lbmauldin@satx.rr.com



 
cahartley 
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Loc: Central Wisconsin
Reg: 01-16-14
07-24-20 11:26 PM - Post#2799467    
    In response to larrybrowningmauldin

I ordered bushings as well.......money down the drain.
I tried spreading open the hinge as much as I dared and they STILL wouldn't slide in.
I suggest trying a length of a plastic sipping straw which is going to be my next move.

www.youtube.com/cahartley7


 


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