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Edwin Tiben
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Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#1 Post by Edwin Tiben » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:48 pm

Hello Wise ones,

First good news, my 1956 T1 coupe is officially licensed in the netherlands so finally legal to drive! Just in time to enjoy a bit of summerdrives.

In meantime working on details, I bought new perspex for the sunvisor, needed a lot of work to fit it in the chrome brackets. Now trying to find correct rivets..
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My question: in which direction is the curved edge fitted? Upside towards the headliner or downwards?

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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#2 Post by Rick Albro » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Edwin,
contact me and I will send you some for shipping costs...

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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#3 Post by Jim Clement » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:59 pm

I am not sure if these are 100 % correct, I bought them from Robert B from the Netherlands
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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#4 Post by Ron LaDow » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 pm

Jim,
How do you upset those without demolishing the visor material?
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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#5 Post by Jim Clement » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:59 pm

do you mean put them up and down ?
 

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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#6 Post by Ron LaDow » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:18 pm

Jim,
Normally, the head is upset to the dome form with a bucking bar and a riveting tool; sort of like hammering the hell out of them, cold. Seems that activity is likely to at least crack the plex.
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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#7 Post by Jim Clement » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:35 pm

I am not sure, I bought my car in 1982 with no sunvisors, then found that Robert Bochar (bad spelling of last name, but a known pt vendor) had some for sale, so I bought them at the LA Lit meet a few years ago.
I just looked at them, they have the same head profile on either side, with no marks at all on the plexi or the chromed frame.
 

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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#8 Post by Ron LaDow » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:23 pm

My mistake. I thought you bought the *rivets* from Robert and upset them yourself.
Pretty sure Robert has it done with dedicated tooling; I'm just not sure how a DIYer like Edwin will do so without ruining the visors.
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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#9 Post by Jim Clement » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:45 pm

They are done very nicely for sure, and up here in Canada, there are lots of days with the sun low in the sky, so the they really do work.
I am incredibly careful of them.. nice easy touch to lower and raise.
I think Robert was making one for himself and made one or two extra. I was lucky to buy.
 

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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#10 Post by Spencer Harris » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:18 pm

Ron LaDow wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Jim,
How do you upset those without demolishing the visor material?
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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#11 Post by Edwin Tiben » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:43 am

HI, thanks for the replies!

i was thinking of using aluminium rivets and buying the rivet tools, like this in the correct size:
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the aluminium versions would need less hell-hammering i would think?

on the picture it looks like the curved edge is pointing upwards to the headliner?



cheers edwin

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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#12 Post by Joris Koning » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:06 am

The rivets are alu Din 660 easily available online. There also is a standard formula to calculate the correct rivet length, again easily found online
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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#13 Post by Edwin Tiben » Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:35 pm

Thank you! Have found rivets and the size calculations.

Now only need to know the way the curved edge is Printing. Upwards or downwards ?

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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#14 Post by Spencer Harris » Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:58 pm

Upwards, to hold your map, sunglasses or cigarette pack when in the up position.
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Re: Sunvisors 1956 T1 coupe

#15 Post by Spencer Harris » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:19 pm

Edwin Tiben wrote:
Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:35 pm
Thank you! Have found rivets and the size calculations.

Now only need to know the way the curved edge is Printing. Upwards or downwards ?
Edwin, Hopefully you buy plenty of rivets for the job and have some to practice with. Strongly suggest you verify rivet length needed for a finished head by setting some rivets using a sheet of 1/4" plywood or similar medium that approximates the thickness of the visor frame.
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