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 Posted: 11-20-2007 07:44 pm
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dthewlis
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I am told that replacement sun visors are impossible to obtain - Delta will sell refurbished ones if you send the originals, but my car came without them at all. 

Any suggestions on where I can get replacement visors?  Barry Marshall who sold me 19299 was thinking of fitting sun visors from a Cessna but never did it.

I'd be happy with the frames for that matter, as I could then send them off to Delta...

Thanks,

Dave Thewlis

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 Posted: 11-20-2007 08:26 pm
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There was an almost identical posting last month. Try British Master in CA, 800-333-0461 or email at bmr@4d.net . They should have a pair that you could at least use to salvage the frames. Good luck, Colin 

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 Posted: 11-20-2007 08:34 pm
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Thanks, I will. 

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 Posted: 03-06-2008 01:45 am
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An update.  I never had any luck with British Masters - he thought he had a pair but was never able to find them.  I finally went to Richard Appleyard in the U.K. http://www.jensen.co.uk/.  They have some new-built replicas, plus original pivots.  NOT CHEAP but if you must have the originals, they can oblige.  And they are really good to deal with. 

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I had a pair of old sun visors which had turned to bags of sand which they typically do. I was going to send them to Delta for rebuild but instead I stripped them down to the frames and made new visors out of a 3/16" sheet of dark tinted plexiglass. I like this solution because it not only shields the sun but you can still see through them.

If you have no original visors to start with it would be relatively simple to fashion a set of brackets out of round 1/4" steel stock and some thin sheet metal which can be bent around the brackets to make a hinge which the plexiglass visors can be attached to.

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 Posted: 02-04-2019 07:46 pm
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Glad to hear other people are doing this. Have been wanting to for a while, but haven’t gotten around to it.

Found this video of a guy that did the same on a TR (?). Theoretically should work great.

Do you have pics of your completed ones? Does the 3/16” feel stiff enough to not bend/break the plastic when you move it up and down? How much of the original parts of the frame did you reuse?

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Patrick
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 Posted: 02-05-2019 06:25 pm
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Patrick,

Aftermarket plexiglass sun visors for the TR-3 are(or were) available from Moss Motors. I adapted a set for my Austin-Healey. It might be doable for the J-H, but you'd have to make a bracket for the windshield header that you could mount the visors to.

The 3/16" plexiglass is pretty stout stuff. The aftermarket visors for the TR-3 are only 1/8" thick and they work fine. What I didn't use when I made the new visors was the vinyl covers, the foam, and the shaping wire that holds the shape of the visor.

It's raining right now in sunny SoCal so when the rain stops I'll try to get it out of the garage and take some pictures.

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 Posted: 02-05-2019 06:48 pm
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Thanks, noomg.

Bummer about the rain, eh? Been an 'indoor' week for us down here too. I guess we shouldn't be complaining; sorry to all of you with normal winters. Stay warm.

Good info. Looking forward to seeing pictures. No rush though, I'm sure I won't get to it for a while. I get excited about something and think I will, and then a LOT of time passes..just means I have too many side projects going on haha.

My JH came with intact visors, so I have the frames. Just need to clean them up, paint them, and find some good Lexan or plexiglass to shape, and modify the frame to fit them on. Assuming bolting through the 'glass' would be best.

Always love trying to customize and improve the original build tastefully!

Patrick

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I was able to adapt a pair of Spitfire/TR6 sun visors.

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