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"Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Batman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 7:19 am

Did a "Bonnet" sun-visor for a buddy the weekend .....
I didn't like drilling holes in the roof :-(
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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by 73type2 » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:42 am

I think I would need therapy if I had to drill any holes in a classic car. But, then again, there was a time when it wasn't a problem for me.

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by retrovan » Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 am

That is different, is he happy with it ?

You may have to fit down supports to stop the wind lifting it up at speed.

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Batman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:08 am

retrovan wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:49 am
You may have to fit down supports to stop the wind lifting it up at speed.

There is one in the middle ...

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Batman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:17 am

73type2 wrote:
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:42 am
I think I would need therapy if I had to drill any holes in a classic car. But, then again, there was a time when it wasn't a problem for me.
Man, I was sweating like crazy .....Only one chance to drill in the right place. Measure 100 times drill once.

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Terry Phillips » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:36 pm

I cant say I like it myself,maybe if it was rounded off on the corners and some sort of trimming put along where it was cut it would help,but its not my car and I dont knock it as that must be the in thing now days.I do like the way it sits though how did they lower it for interests sake. :hangloose:

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Batman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:41 pm

Terry Phillips wrote:
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I cant say I like it myself,maybe if it was rounded off on the corners and some sort of trimming put along where it was cut it would help,but its not my car and I dont knock it as that must be the in thing now days.I do like the way it sits though how did they lower it for interests sake. :hangloose:
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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Batman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:23 pm

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Riaan.N » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:23 pm

It’s an original idea... not my cup of tea though

How did you rustproof the areas where you drilled?

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Post by Batman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:25 pm

Riaan.N wrote:
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It’s an original idea... not my cup of tea though Image

How did you rustproof the areas where you drilled?
Red oxide with a rubber under the washer to seal it off

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Tony Z » Mon Feb 25, 2019 1:42 pm

not my cup of tea either, but it suits the look. Well done

I'm actually wondering about the noise that its going to introduce.
You are taking all the air that would normally go over the windscreen and forcing it into a small gap and also forcing it around the A-pillars.

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Batman » Mon Feb 25, 2019 2:21 pm

Tony Z wrote:
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I'm actually wondering about the noise that its going to introduce.
No noise at all ....

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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by Haans » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:02 pm

Batman,....more ways than one to. Skin a cat. Don't what you call the style/theme of the beetle,.....but itfits in !!!

AND the owners loves it!!!!,.....most important !!,.....there,s space for cats like this as well!!!

You seem to betaking tips from a gent here in the eastern cape with an angle grinder !!😂🤣😅

Well done


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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by retrovan » Mon Feb 25, 2019 6:53 pm

Not quit my style, but it fits the Beetle

Very ingenious.
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Re: "Bonnet" sun-visor

Post by 73type2 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:05 am

After the recent drama on the forum, everybody is SOOOO nice! There's nothing wrong with disagreeing with somebody, as long as you do it respectfully. Sun visors on classic cars are not for me. Neither are roof racks. Just more areas where rust can develop.

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