Shedding Some Light on Sun Visors

Another video of me messing with parts of my Triumph Spitfire – in this case a sun visor. I figured this might be of use to someone, so I shot it before I got down to work. Please pay no attention to the cat, Churchill. He just can’t stand something going on that he doesn’t know about.

Anyway, in this short video I dissect a sun visor, a much-abused sun visor, from a 1978 Triumph Spitfire to give you some idea how they are made, what goes wrong, and how they can be repaired. Although this is the visor from a Spitfire, the same basic construction holds true for most British cars of the period such as MGBs, MG Midgets, TR6s, etc.

Oh, and the gentleman I make reference to in the video who makes the Plexiglas visors is Andrian Page. There is a thread about his sun visors over on the MG Experience forums. Here is a picture of what they look like – in this case on an MGB.

MG Plexiglas Sun Visor

Many years ago AMCO, the automotive accessories producer, made similar sun visors for all models of British cars, but they mounted in an entirely different manner and didn’t utilize the original hardware. They have been out of production for many years, but I occasionally seem them at shows on MG TDs and the like. They sometimes crop up on eBay or in autojumbles but are never cheap.

AMCO Accessories

 

Michael Carnell
Editor at Just British
Michael Carnell is the editor and founder of the Just British Online Motoring Magazine. As a lifelong British car fan, he has owned or driven British cars of all ages from Austins and MGs to Jaguars and Triumphs. He currently owns a 1966 Vanden Plas Princess 1100, a 1977 MGB, a 1978 Triumph Spitfire, and a 2002 Land Rover Discovery.

2 Comments on Shedding Some Light on Sun Visors

  1. Dan Richardson // July 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm // Reply

    Thanks Michael for the good video on the Sunvisors….

    I plan to send the link to the SAOCA….

    DanR

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