1957 Sun Visor challenge

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David Austin
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1957 Sun Visor challenge

#1 Post by David Austin » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:24 pm

I am trying to restore my 1957 sun visors but I'm missing a pair of the chrome corner parts that are screwed onto the visor. Does anyone have a pair with screws stashed away.
If all else fails I will reluctantly take a matching pair of original visors.
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Jules Dielen
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#2 Post by Jules Dielen » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 pm

early or late 57? I believe the early 57 (T1) still had the plexi sun visors. Pics would help! I have a few cruddy plexiglass visors if that is what you are after.
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#3 Post by Jim Clement » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:37 pm

here are mine.. not sure they are correct.. but do look nice
my car is an early 57
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#4 Post by Jim Clement » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:46 pm

another view..
I picked them up at the lit meet in 2016
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Rick Albro
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#5 Post by Rick Albro » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:44 am

I think the part you might be looking for is attached. The images are not good I can take better images this evening.
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#6 Post by David Austin » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:48 pm

Hi Rick,
Yes that is exactly what I'm looking for.
The plexi sun visor was for an earlier car than mine.
Do you have a pair ?
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#7 Post by Greg Scallon » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:17 pm

Probably not, but is there any chance that that particular part is shared with sun visors from some VW? If so, you might check The Samba's classifieds.

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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#8 Post by Rick Albro » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:56 pm

David,
I only have the set that is on my car... that being said that is also an easy part to make. I would try to find original parts first but as a last resort I can make up an extra set.

The little corner piece would have to be formed... I am not sure if this is a chiral piece meaning a left and right hand sides.

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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#9 Post by Rick Albro » Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:24 pm

Jules and Jim above are correct in that early 57 cars did have the green visors. The approximate time of change and style of visor are given below. If anyone can further refine the chassis numbers or time frames please posts.
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#10 Post by Brad Ripley » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:21 pm

From David Austin's post he is looking for the parts for the T-2 vinyl padded visors. Stoddard NLA has those parts in stock; see part numbers in the photo below.
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Re: 1957 Sun Visor challenge

#11 Post by Rick Albro » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:08 pm

Brad,
Do you have the other parts to? The little hinge piece? what is the part number? I search NLA and Stoddards with the part number NLA-731-010-00 and did not find the parts are these new?

NLA-731-331-00

Okay Brad I see it....
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