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    Default Homemade Sun Visor?

    Has anyone made a sun visor for their truck? Maybe out of fiberglass or sheet metal? Is it possible? They are kind of expensive but they give a truck a whole new look. Any info or pics would be great thanks
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    Hmm.... interesting idea. I'm doing an entire custom interior and dashboard and what not, but I haven't thought of making a sheetmetal or diamond plate visor. Looks like a new project! I'll keep you updated on my findings.
    It's not what you buy, it's what you build.

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    Can't wait to see what you come up with and the dimond plate sounds like a great idea, and I love your quote "It's not what you buy, it's what you build"

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    I had a duck tape and cardboard one on there once

    surprised I cant find and pictures for the lolz
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    Ya know, back in the day, all that kind of stuff was hand built. The production stuff these days has been fitted, wind tunnel tested, drilled for proper location... but it looks like everyone elses.

    I like the idea of building your own, but use SmokeU's lead, and start with cardboard. Pull the headliner down to look for the double wall metal to bolt through, check the door swing, etc.

    Also, something I found on my '89, if you run a visor AND a bug guard, they create a dead air space at the wiper blades, but only at speeds over 40.

    Good luck,

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    Thankyou for that information, very helpful. And I don't even have a head liner(just bare metal) so I can see the holes. but what do I use to prevent leaking, some kind of silicone or adhesive?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dukeschevy View Post
    but what do I use to prevent leaking, some kind of silicone or adhesive?


    I put a roof rack on my old Scout II , it has hard black plastic like gasket that went under the rails where they sat on the roof and it has fine thread screws . I put a little silicone on the threads and it don't leak .
    Gil.

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    Thankyou, I have actually found a visor at a junk yard so I'm going to silicone the crap out of it and it will look great, I will post pics when its done

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    i had a visor on an old truck i had and i siliconed the holes and it started leaking on me so whta i ended up doing was using caulk and i never had a problem agian

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    HMMMM...


    I've had this one cross my mind more than once...and I got material, and a CNC...I do repeat: HMMM....
    Nothing hits the garbage intact.

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