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Old January 10th, 2005, 12:16 PM   #1
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Dude I just bought one of theses visors off J.C. Whitney and i e-mailed them for direction and also some people who manufacture them out of fiberglass and no one has replied .I was thinking about just riveting it on. But if someone knows how to put one on or a better idea that would be cool. Can you help me out. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]


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Old January 10th, 2005, 01:21 PM   #2
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pop rivets or lots and lots of glass/resin/bondo
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Old January 10th, 2005, 01:31 PM   #3
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Metal ones usually clamps onto the rain gutter. Not really sure how the 'glass ones go on. Not sure if I'd be willing to drill holes on my roof for anything myself though
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Old January 10th, 2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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Not sure if I'd be willing to drill holes on my roof for anything myself though
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So you're willing to cut a VW into 2" square pieces of metal and put 'em back together into something completely different, but you're not willing to drill some holes in your roof? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img] [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #5
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okay, who hijacked Nick's computer and tried to log on as him? This can't be the nice we know... he would cut the top off a WW2 woodburning VW if it would make it look cool! [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/bowdown.gif[/img]
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:10 PM   #6
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tape the visor up where you want it and trace the outline onto the car.this is where you grind the shite out of it.grind the visor a little too. clamp the visor in place and mix up some fiberslass resin in a paint tray. cut fiberglass mat into strips about 6" wide and 12" long."Paint" a layr of resin onto both the visor and the car and "paint" a strip of fiberglass and lay it into place. start in the middle and overlap each piece about half way. when you get the whole thing matted pour the rest of the resin across the top and brush it as smooth as you can. let harden overnight. next morning grind a little and bondo smooth and prime. done
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #7
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Hey, that's pretty good...that or you could JB Weld it...I dunno, I guess yumyum's idea would work too... [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/funny.gif[/img]
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #8
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Old January 10th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #9
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I would not pour the excess on the top as you don't know how much excess he might have. Also its better to tear mat as you get rougher edges that will actually feather out easier when it comes time to sand. I would not any less that 3 layers thick as well.

Even better would be if the visor fits nice and tight to the body I would glue it down with 3M's 5200 marine adhesive first. This stuff is super strong and will hold extremely well to 'Glass and metal. Polyester resin will only hold to steel for awhile depending on where you live. Metal and Polyester expand and contract at different rates so therefore they have a tendancy to crack loose allowing moisture in between the raw metal and the 'Glass. The will rust quickly and pop your'glass completley loose. This will happen much faster in colder areas or areas where the temp changes dramaticly alot. Thats why Poprivets aren't completley a bad Idea provided you use the 5200 with them and it will seal the holes as well.

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Old January 10th, 2005, 09:24 PM   #10
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order you some of those skull head bolts and bolt it on using them now that would look good......................i know ,i know i'm just a fuckin genius..............anyway i would rather punch holes instead using some sort of glue or resin.................thats my nickels worth of engineering.................good luck and what ever you do, just do it...
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Old January 12th, 2005, 09:36 AM   #11
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Thank you guys for all your help im goin to try to install it today if it doesnt rain .

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Old April 11th, 2005, 10:34 AM   #12
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Thank you guys for all your help im goin to try to install it today if it doesnt rain .

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Hi. Did you get it done ok? Got any photos about the visor installed?
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Old April 11th, 2005, 11:38 AM   #13
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yeah I got it done with 3 pop rivets on each side. Was going to post pics last week but had some computer problems. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img] Ijust got to paint my front rims and I should have pictures tuesday or wednesday. [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/thumbsup.gif[/img]

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Old April 11th, 2005, 09:17 PM   #14
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why not add clamps to the fiberglass? [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/Idunno.gif[/img]
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