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Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1243337
Wed Nov 15 2017 12:27 AM
Wed Nov 15 2017 12:27 AM
Tiny  Offline
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Posts: 11,344
South Central Kansas
Allow me to be the devil's advocate. I have a Fulton on my '38 and love it. It does in fact make the interior cooler in that it blocks some of the solar radiation from coming in the windshield. Some left hand traffic turn signals can be blocked so a viewer can help. I have one on my '38. The clam shell type of viewer mounts to a garnish molding screw so there's no need to drill holes to mount it. There will indeed be four small holes to be drilled in your door jamb for mounting the visor. Don't drill them into the drip rail as I've seen some done. I personally do not like the sleepy sombrero look that the stock mounting brackets provide so I made an extended center support bracket arm to get the front of the visor up. Be sure to mount it with about a two inch gap across the trailing edge to let air out.


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Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: Tiny] #1243341
Wed Nov 15 2017 12:53 AM
Wed Nov 15 2017 12:53 AM
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fonz8261  Offline
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Posts: 1,131
Michigan
You may want to consider a 1953 GM truck visor that was made for GM by Dieterich. It does not require any drilling of holes. It clamps to the driprail. I installed one on my '48 Chevy 1/2 ton. A detailed visor album is in my Photobucket picture file.

Good luck with your choice.

LUKE

Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1243375
Wed Nov 15 2017 08:27 AM
Wed Nov 15 2017 08:27 AM
Cosmo  Offline
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C'ville,VA,USA,Earth
I've had my Fulton visor on for almost 20 years and over 100 k miles. Re-read that sentence if you like. I agree with Tiny regarding the solar radiation, that part is very real. One analogy would be walking around on a sunny day without a visor on a hat, it can be done but how much easier is it to shield the sun from your eyes?


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Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1243384
Wed Nov 15 2017 12:57 PM
Wed Nov 15 2017 12:57 PM
Tiny  Offline
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South Central Kansas
Below are some images of my Fulton. Two show the dog bone mounting and two the finished product.

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IMG_0539.jpg (140 downloads)
IMG_1924.jpg (142 downloads)
IMG_1903.jpg (137 downloads)

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Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1243405
Wed Nov 15 2017 04:11 PM
Wed Nov 15 2017 04:11 PM
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grossie73  Offline OP
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Savage, MN
Nice hearing both perspectives, thank you! I'm going to check out all your photos and Luke's album and give this some serious thought.


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Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1243409
Wed Nov 15 2017 04:25 PM
Wed Nov 15 2017 04:25 PM
fixit1958  Offline
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
grossie73,

Just finished installing an original 800 series Fulton visor on my '49 3100. Took a lot of prep work, sanding, priming, sanding, painting to match the Mariner Blue and color sanding and buffing. Turned out great and I too like the look. I also agree that the visor helps to reduce the radiant heat form the sun through the windshield. Use heavy blankets or packing blankets on the roof and hood and cowl during installation to prevent scratches and dents. It also helps to have a few extra hands during the install too help center the visor and start the nuts, screws and brackets. Installed mine by myself, but I'm sure it took me at least twice the time.

Tim


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1949 Chevrolet 3100 Series 1/2 ton Pickup
1964 Chevrolet C10 (Ol' Yella) (SOLD)
1958 Chevrolet Biscayne 2 door (SOLD)
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Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1243475
Thu Nov 16 2017 02:37 AM
Thu Nov 16 2017 02:37 AM
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Samantha  Offline
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Central Florida
My 54 3100 was bought new with one installed (I talked with the original owner some years ago) and it was on it when I bought it. I love the look and would not want to remove it. Yes, it restricts vision upward some, but like other things with our trucks, you adapt and/or get used to it.
Samantha

Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1243495
Thu Nov 16 2017 09:02 AM
Thu Nov 16 2017 09:02 AM
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Dusty  Offline
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Canterbury , NewZealand
I agree with Samantha , it is something you can get used to . Just like the modern cars with their forward slanting A pillars that are a terrible blind spot (well my wifes' PT is) so too the dip of the head to have a wee look somewhere becomes just something you do.

Yep , got a visor on my '40.

ps; my visor is a little similar to Lukes , in that I have made brackets to clamp the drip rail , so no holes drilled in the cab.

Last edited by Dusty; Thu Nov 16 2017 09:06 AM. Reason: ps,
Re: Should I consider an exterior Sun Visor? [Re: grossie73] #1244565
Sat Nov 25 2017 05:19 AM
Sat Nov 25 2017 05:19 AM
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1950Styline  Offline
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Posts: 6
Tucson AZ
I removed the exterior visor that came with my ‘50 Styline. Big improvement in visibility. Can see traffic lights, clouds, sky, etc.

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