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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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Visor problem: Solved!

Went up to Reno for Autocross today and the darn passenger visor, which already suffers from a broken center hinge, was hanging down and and making me nuts .

Following a few minutes of head-scratching, I came up with this fix. Busted visor sufferers can thank me later.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 03:05 PM
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Necessity is the mother of invention....

While the purists will undoubtedly rise objecting and seeking a sacrifice of body and soul I congratulate you on your ingenuity. I have the same problem with my Spider and haven’t had the opportunity to try a number of the ‘solutions’ found on this forum and found in the Spider Facebook group. Nonetheless I will be looking for a more subtle solution in the near future.

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 04:33 PM
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A friend kept popsicle sticks on his sun visors with clothes pins. When I asked why? He just flipped the sun visor up, and placed the stick against the windshield, with the clothes pin holding the other end on the sun visor.

I don't remember how he set this up with the top down.

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post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 02:26 AM
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I fought this problem for years, and eventually broke down and bought a new set of visor hinge pins from Classic Alfa. A cheap fix that ended this annoying problem completely ! It's the little things...

https://classicalfa.com/in093-1-spid...67-1989-black/

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It's pretty easy to fix:

from ossodiseppia: https://www.alfabb.com/bb/forums/spi...-stay-put.html
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Been there, done that for my previous '71, but I used silver duct tape for a more industrial appearance before I finally just removed the sun visors for that car and the current '76 Spider. Now I have a droopy sun visor on the '91 S4 Veloce with the lighted mirror in the passenger sun visor and different style hinge pins. Has anyone found a solution for droopy S4 sun visors?

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Went up to Reno for Autocross today and the darn passenger visor, which already suffers from a broken center hinge, was hanging down and and making me nuts .

Following a few minutes of head-scratching, I came up with this fix. Busted visor sufferers can thank me later.


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Windshield tint strip and wink wide angle mirror did it for me.

I don't need no stinking visors!!

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It's pretty easy to fix:

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You beat me to it. Thanks for posting.

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Visor removed

Heading for “driving experience” at Thunderhill in Willows, CA on Saturday (no roll cage needed, just installed hardtop) and decided I have had it fussing with my passenger visor and went all Yosemite Sam on it.

Hate to take a razor knife to Alfa parts, but this visor will be heading for a shoebox in my garage (unless anyone wants a butchered visor for shipping $) but did and here are autopsy photos (not for the squeamish).

Also, I have added a tinted insert to the top of my windshield which works better than may appear in the photo.

Also, also I have a new hinge pin, recently delivered from Jolly Old, available for cost of shipping.
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Following a few minutes of head-scratching, I came up with this fix. Busted visor sufferers can thank me later.
I think you've also added some mid-chassis downforce with this elegant solution. Win.

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I use a clothes pin.
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I've had my 67 Spider 49 years ...no droop. Near as I can figure it was the only year that metal hinge pins were used. You can tighten until you can't move the visor. The later plastic doesn't bite as well. I see Classicalfa and others list metal hinges.
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