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Old 10/29/2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Sunvisor Installation Question

I just received a pair of TMI sunvisors to replace the not so nice ones in my 68. Is there a trick to installing the long visor arm into the steel insert inside the visor? Taking the old one off of the arm was very difficult and I thought once I had cleaned up the arm it would install into the new visor a little easier. I have it part way on and now it seems to be going no where. Should I take the arm out again and maybe put some vaseline on it to help slide it on? Any suggestions?

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Old 10/30/2012, 04:22 AM   #2
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I can't answer your question, but I would advise you DON'T use Vaseline. It is an oil base and when it gets hot (like during the summer) is will ooooozzzzzeee out all over your new sunvisor.

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Old 10/30/2012, 09:06 AM   #3
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IIRC, its a VERY tight fit to insert the rod into the visor. The tight fit is what keeps the visor in position so it won't creep down when in the up/stowed position. Its a 'dry' fit as Mike said. Just have to use caution so as not to mar the visor, and force the rod into the visor. I've found that a few well chosen swear words helps.

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Old 10/30/2012, 09:18 AM   #4
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Cussin' helps then.... I'll try that.

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Old 10/30/2012, 09:20 AM   #5
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I can't answer your question, but I would advise you DON'T use Vaseline. It is an oil base and when it gets hot (like during the summer) is will ooooozzzzzeee out all over your new sunvisor.
Well, I was thinking more like a film of vaseline, but I get your drift...

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Old 10/30/2012, 12:02 PM   #6
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Well, they are reassembled. Now I need to wait for our monsoon to finish before I can reinstall them in the car. The longer arms did NOT want to go into the metal sleeve inside the visor. What did help was putting a cotton glove on my right hand as I was pretty much pushing the arm in whilst holding the visor flat on my workbench. That triangular mounting bracket was pretty hard on the palm of my hand otherwise.

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