[Saloon-lovers] Floppy sun visors

Had the ‘‘old girl’’ on the road today for the first time in over 6
years, had forgotten how good they are to drive.
Has anyone rebuilt their Mk2 sun visors, the card interior has
bent, and they are at half mast, neither up or down, which is
really irritating. Thanks–
bedders, jaguar 340
north lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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In reply to a message from bedders sent Sun 8 Jun 2008:

I just finished putting new fabric on mine. Fortunately,
the cardboard was in perfect shape so I didn’t have to
replace it.

After some guidance, I just ran a sharp knife along under
the chrome trim on both sides of the visor to break the glue
seal. Then the chrome trim pulled right off. There is a
steel wire framework inside the visors. The cardboard is
glued to the steel frame. The chrome trim piece on the end
opposite the mount is only about an inch long and should
pull right out. It is only a trim item. The hinge itself
is a rod about 5-6 inches long attached to the pivoting roof
mount. Again, it is a slip fit and should pull right out of
the steel interior framework with a twisting motion.
Overall, they were really quite straightforward to repair.

I’ve had luck in other areas using heavy cardstock covered
with the correct leather/vinyl/fabric to replace various
Jaguar interior bits. Just find something heavy enough and
waterproof so that it stand up to the use.–
Bruce Grinnell, 1963 Mark 2 (and too many Land Rovers)
Montpelier, VA, United States
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You are correct, the MK2 is a delight to drive. Today I took my 1963 MK2 on
a drive through the Joshua Tree National Park. As always a real pleasure to
spend time with the Jaguar. I monitor the list daily but don’t often have
input as I don’t do anything to my MK2 except normal care and cleaning. She
is only driven a couple of days a week. No help on your visors, just wanted
to share the joy of being the caretaker, after all no one ever truly owns a
cat, of a fine automobile.
Butch Pelfrey
Twentynine Palms, CA-----Original Message-----

From: owner-saloons@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-saloons@jag-lovers.org] On
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Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2008 1:58 PM
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Subject: [Saloon-lovers] Floppy sun visors

Had the ‘‘old girl’’ on the road today for the first time in over 6
years, had forgotten how good they are to drive.

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I rebuilt my sun visors with thin aluminum sheet. Chucked the old
cardboard after using it for a pattern. The aluminum had a perfect
shape when I bent it over the support rod, put new fabric on and
snapped the chrome trim back into place. Easy fix. When the capured
end wanted to flop out I just compressed the chrome clasp a bit to
squeeze the rubber insert tighter on the end rod. Good luck,

Rob Westcott

'59 MK1On Jun 8, 2008, at 1:57 PM, bedders wrote:

Has anyone rebuilt their Mk2 sun visors, the card interior has
bent, and they are at half mast, neither up or down, which is
really irritating. Thanks

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