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    So I worked on deleting my sunvisors and I refused to pay $30 for something I could make or fix to look nice with around $10

    Started out with these


    Then I made a little plastic circle that I could put under the bondo so it wouldn't just fall through, I just made it outta some thick plastic material and added some bondo and then I sanded it down and more bondo and more sanding and more bondo and a little more sanding and I was finally satisfied with the results



    Onto paint!




    And installed!



    I was real happy with the way they turned out

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    ^^Hey they look cool! Good job...My sun visor the material part of it got bent up one day and i ended up tearing it off! Now all i have is the holder you show and a bar were the visor used to be !! Man i miss it,,the sun really hits my eyes!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    ^^Hey they look cool! Good job...My sun visor the material part of it got bent up one day and i ended up tearing it off! Now all i have is the holder you show and a bar were the visor used to be !! Man i miss it,,the sun really hits my eyes!!!
    Other then a wrecker who knows of a good/cheap place to get me a driver side visor(black)

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS6 View Post
    So I worked on deleting my sunvisors and I refused to pay $30 for something I could make or fix to look nice with around $10

    Started out with these
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    Then I made a little plastic circle that I could put under the bondo so it wouldn't just fall through, I just made it outta some thick plastic material and added some bondo and then I sanded it down and more bondo and more sanding and more bondo and a little more sanding and I was finally satisfied with the results

    Click for full size

    Onto paint!

    Click for full size
    Click for full size

    And installed!

    Click for full size

    I was real happy with the way they turned out
    Why remove the sunvisors,,,,is this a full blown race car?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Why remove the sunvisors,,,,is this a full blown race car?
    Yes.... Jk no its not, the sunvisor ends were hanging loose on both of them so I just got rid of them. I hardly used them anyways, sunglasses get the job done for me.

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    Where did you get the plastic to insert into them? I am thinking about doing the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98TransAmWs-6 View Post
    Where did you get the plastic to insert into them? I am thinking about doing the same.
    I just cut it out of the packaging that things come in when you buy them new

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverWS6 View Post
    Yes.... Jk no its not, the sunvisor ends were hanging loose on both of them so I just got rid of them. I hardly used them anyways, sunglasses get the job done for me.
    There is an easy fix for the sides hanging loose. Mine did the same thing. I used a very thin sheet of plastic (hobby lobby) and cut a small piece to shape that would fit into the end of the visor and slide in past the part that bends about 2-3 inches. It's still flexible but holds it nice and flat.
    Then I had my wife carefully cut open the stitching, slide that piece in and sew it back up. Can't even tell and works like new

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    I don't have a stash of them to sell, I only fixed what was in our car. I'm sure I could however talk my wife into fixing another pair for somone if they really wanted to go through the trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    There is an easy fix for the sides hanging loose. Mine did the same thing. I used a very thin sheet of plastic (hobby lobby) and cut a small piece to shape that would fit into the end of the visor and slide in past the part that bends about 2-3 inches. It's still flexible but holds it nice and flat.
    Then I had my wife carefully cut open the stitching, slide that piece in and sew it back up. Can't even tell and works like new
    When you say hanging loose Do you mean the material to the right of the metal pointed part that the visor hangs onto?...cause thats were mine got''broken''( i pulled it off after it kept hitting me in the head !) off at. When new it was good..but after a few years it sagged just after the metal bar..i take it thats what you and your wife did? you guys made an insert that was like a crutch right?..If so thats a smart idea cause these things needed more support from the get go...Thanks GM quality control!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Why remove the sunvisors,,,,is this a full blown race car?
    I applaud silverws6 for his ingenuity...but have to agree with Firebirdjones on this one At least for ME i want my sunvisor..here in sunny California,,well....its sunny and it blocks out the glare and yes you can wear your shades too ! but it also cuts the sun when its on your side window i dunno prefrence i guess.

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    Real race cars don't need sunvisors, too much weight!

    I need to fix mine also. Funny, my '68 Le Mans still has the OE sunvisors, and no problems. All my '60s cars in the past had no issue with their visors either, and I would laugh at the new cars visors and how flimsy they would be after 5 years. Now the joke's on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSSguy View Post
    When you say hanging loose Do you mean the material to the right of the metal pointed part that the visor hangs onto?...cause thats were mine got''broken''( i pulled it off after it kept hitting me in the head !) off at. When new it was good..but after a few years it sagged just after the metal bar..i take it thats what you and your wife did? you guys made an insert that was like a crutch right?..If so thats a smart idea cause these things needed more support from the get go...Thanks GM quality control!!
    Yup

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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Fast View Post
    Real race cars don't need sunvisors, too much weight!

    I need to fix mine also. Funny, my '68 Le Mans still has the OE sunvisors, and no problems. All my '60s cars in the past had no issue with their visors either, and I would laugh at the new cars visors and how flimsy they would be after 5 years. Now the joke's on me.
    I agree with you about the sunvisors on these modern cars! whats the deal ,,I too have never had any issues with my other cars of the past? These things suck!

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    The bean counters got ahold of the sunvisor department, and said you are making them too well. Forgot to mention my old Le Mans is a convertible, so those visors have seen a lot of sun in their life.

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    Yeah i know one thing for sure that should have been a recall on our cars the f-ing window motors!! Ive seen the posts and sticky`s for them and have personally talked to and have seen other f- body owners and the majority of their windows took a dump too! They got sold a bunch of crapola and put them in our cars !

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