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Post by Duehew on Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:24 pm

Has anyone installed sun visors in their Sebring? I am looking at the ones from Shell Valley which look to be the same as those from Factory 5. What problems if any have you run into installing them?? Thanks for the info.

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Re: Sun Visors

Post by Poorichard on Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:14 pm

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Re: Sun Visors

Post by David V. on Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:19 pm

Hey Duane, my only advice would be to consider your sun-visor placement more carefully if you plan on eventually running a hardtop, as I'm having some interference problems with mine.

With how short our windshields are, the tinted transparent ones like Richard posted are definitely what I'd go for. Mine are held in place by wedging them/rubbing over the rubber welting that covers the inner windshield post.
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Post by Duehew on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:04 pm

I have purchased the visors from Shell Valley. I hope I can get them to work. the only part that scares me is the mount screws are 6-32 which I have never worked with before so it will be tedious and worry about breaking a tap off.

I have tried to post a picture but after selecting "Choose File" and "Submit" I keep getting "Uploaded file is not valid: an error occured while uploading attachment." so I am at a loss as to how to attach the pic.

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Post by David V. on Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:12 pm

That is strange. It sometimes happens to me when my internet connection gets wonky, and then works when I retry. Otherwise it might be that the file size is too big (high resolution image) or that the image is not in the standard JPEG or PNG format. Hope that helps Neutral
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Post by Duehew on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:46 pm

1080x671 @ 244KB jpg file and 300 x186 @ 22.9 KB jpg file with same results. Both NO GO even after a shut down for a couple hours. Why do I get Free Space : 0??? I even retried as a tif file with the same results.
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Re: Sun Visors

Post by Jerry & Lisa Mills on Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:28 am

Duehew,
worry about breaking a tap off.

that would be VERY hard to do when tapping the aluminum frame. Try it on a piece of scrap.
Most important is getting the hole and tap straight.

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Post by David V. on Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:50 pm

That is strange Duane,
Are you trying to upload using the message box function (little square "host an image" icon three to the left of the youtube icon in the box where you type your message reply)? Or are you trying to upload via the gallery? Gallery uploads are disabled and would give you that "0mb available" message.

I'll try to run some tests with a dummy account this weekend. In the meantime, you can send me the pic at [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and i'll post it up for you.

Sorry for the inconvenience

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Re: Sun Visors

Post by Hotrod on Wed Mar 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Duehew wrote:.....it will be tedious and worry about breaking a tap off.

Use some WD40 as a tapping fluid and also while drilling.  It works very good for aluminum.  Also, make sure your tap is sharp.  Get a new one if you are not sure.  It's cheap insurance.  #6 is pretty small and some grades of aluminum are very gummy. The Sebring windshield frame is extruded aluminum and most likely one of the very gummy grades.  

Make sure you have the correct size drill bit.  Go slow, back the tap up occasionally to break the chip and use compressed air to clean the hole out as you go (after removing the tap of course).  Oh, protect your eyes while blowing out the hole (safety first).
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Post by Loren Tungesvick on Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:51 pm

When tapping small holes I only use gun taps. 6-32 will be a 2 flute which makes it much stronger. Many times I just chuck then into my drill. Never broke one. Use the proper drill bit.

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Post by David V. on Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:00 pm

I'd try tapping it first. At worst if it goes south you can always make the holes a little larger and use Riv-nuts (like a large rivet with threads).
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Re: Sun Visors

Post by Duehew on Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:49 am

Thanks for all.
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Post by Hotrod on Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:29 pm

One other thing to add.

Good taps are available in 3 styles. Taper(or starting), plug(or intermediate) and bottoming.

If your hole is blind (not all the way through), get a bottoming tap as well as a starting tap.  Bottoming taps do exactly what the name implies.  They cut full threads nearly to the bottom of a blind hole.

If you have an industrial supplier in your area, try to get your taps there.  Hardware and auto parts store taps can be iffy as to quality (and sharpness).  Industrial taps, as in those intended for machine shops, will generally be better quality, but will cost more.
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Re: Sun Visors

Post by Duehew on Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:32 pm

Thanks
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