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Interior sun visors

Postby Bry » Wed May 29, 2019 3:25 pm

I have 1957 convertible and have an issue with the sun visors and mounting points.
According to the everything I've read it should have centre hinged visors; mine has had 1 fitted with three screw fixing so that it can swing across to the side; also believe it's not a genuine Morris item. Perhaps when the car was restored maybe a later body was used? Can anyone throw any light on this? See pics below :
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Driver's side mounting point
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Trouble removing worn convertible hood locating pins.Screw heads rounded off. Thinking whether to try cutting bracket carefully with my cut off tool.

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby Sleeper » Wed May 29, 2019 5:40 pm

Looks to me like someone fitted a much later sun visor,the original fitting holes are there..

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby ManyMinors » Wed May 29, 2019 5:45 pm

An original convertible wouldn't have had ANY sunvisors. The one your car has fitted isn't from a Minor - I don't know what it IS from but it looks quite a neat fitment I think! The ones fitted to Minor saloons & travellers of that period would indeed have been mounted centrally.

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby firedrake1942 » Thu May 30, 2019 12:29 pm

These are the right ones for a 1957 car. I was tempted by these new old stock some time ago but they were $389 a pair so I kept my old battered ones.

Has anyone had any luck refurbishing this type ?
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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby ManyMinors » Fri May 31, 2019 8:33 am

Those are indeed the correct visors for a 1957 Minor - although as I said earlier, they were never fitted to the convertible models. They were a short-lived design partly because they tend to rattle and were superseded fairly quickly by a more simple version. I replaced them on my car because the rattling drove me mad!

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby palacebear » Fri May 31, 2019 8:52 am

firedrake1942 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 12:29 pm
These are the right ones for a 1957 car. I was tempted by these new old stock some time ago but they were $389 a pair so I kept my old battered ones.

Has anyone had any luck refurbishing this type ?
Mine have been refurbished in the dim and distant past. They look terrible. One side of each is beige fleck to match the headlining. The other side of each is pale grey!
1956 4-door called Max

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby firedrake1942 » Fri May 31, 2019 4:47 pm

I was hoping there might be some textured paint which would serve, without cracking. I have been looking for one at an Autojumble so as to experiment.

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby cococola » Fri May 31, 2019 9:01 pm

It maybe worth trying upholstery vynal paint as this covers alot better than normal paint.
Morris Minors..... such fun :D

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby firedrake1942 » Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:41 pm

Thanks I will try Woolies

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby JOWETTJAVELIN » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:40 pm

I would keep the swing-out visors, the tiny original ones are pathetic.
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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby bufferzone » Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:58 pm

Pretty sure that visor is from a Morris Mini-Minor.

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Re: Interior sun visors

Postby ManyMinors » Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:40 pm

It definitely isn't Mini :wink:


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