New Sun Visors Install Help

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  1. RickM

    RickM Veteran Member

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    OK I have purchased new sun visors for the 81 Camaro.

    Am I supposed to peirce the vinyl so that the bracket pin can slide into the visor channel?

    There is no pre-punched hole in the new visor. How the heck do you get the bracket into the channel without punching a hole into the new visor.

    I shouldn't be this hard. What am I missing?

    Help
    RickM
     
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    Pics?

    There should be a hole in the end for the bracket rod AND a hole for the retaining screw.
     
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    WP_20200801_19_03_38_Pro.jpg WP_20200801_19_03_13_Pro.jpg Here are some pics. No hole for the bracket pin
     
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    Yup... You’re going to have to poke a hole in it.
    Remove the screw before you push the bracket rod inside.

    IIRC... The screw fits into a notch on the rod.
     
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    This Fbodywarehouse link should help you.
     
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    Well I emailed Acme Auto Headlining about this and got this reply:

    Hello,

    The visors are made that way. All you need to do is take an ice pick or something sharp and put a small hole where the bracket pin is inserted. You can feel the opening through the vinyl using your finger. A small hole is all that is needed. What part number did you buy?


    Thank you and best regards,
    Stephen Delman
    Acme Auto Headlining Co.
    550 West 16th Street
    Long Beach, CA 90813
    800/288-6078, Ext. 215

    So for anyone who buys new sun visors, here is the answer.

    RickM (Still serving time in paint jail):mad:
     
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    The video failed to show poking a hole for the shaft. If I made the video I would have mentioned that “here is where you’ll need to make a hole and you do it like this”. Then I would have shown the shaft install and how it’s locked. Simple but a fail in this video.
     
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    Agreed
     
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    I just put a new set on, You do need to put a hole or slice there, and mine pushed onto the pins super...super hard.

    No matter how you may be tempted, don't put any WD 40 or lube in there to make them slide on easier
     

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