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1950 Pontiac 2 Door Sun Visor OR No Sun Visor ?


Trying to get a feel of what the general consensus would be.  This type of car appeals to some of us and leaving it somewhat authentic , well that is a matter of choice. 

However, my question is for our 1950 Pontiac 2 Door , should we install an exterior Sun visor Or Not?

I  picked up a SANTAY aftermarket sun visor for the year of our car, pretty good shape considering it's age.  It is dark green fiberglas with the Stainless Center and trim. Considering our car is a Fern Mist Green , I thought it would blend nicely ?? 

Once I had it on the car, my wife wasn't that impressed with the look of her car, she said she would get used to it hummmmm, 

Considering the car is a cruiser, and the wind shield is extremely vertical and allows a lot of Sun Light in , I thought it would add cosmetically and value to break sun light. 

What is your opinion? 

Dale  



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Thumbs up to installing it. I love period correct stuff like that.

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Dale, i have always loved period accessories on a vintage car, especially sun visors. My answer is yes to installing an exterior sun visor because not only is it a sharp looking accessory but it is also very practical. My only concern is the proper installation of the visor because once you start drilling holes, well there is no turning back. You need factory templates for proper installation. My other concern is the fiberglass reproductions. Last time i checked fiberglass is not steel. Fiberglass sun visors tend to crack under the great stress of the wind turbulence swirling under the visor. I would always prefer a steel visor. I have had an exterior sun visor on a 1956 Chevrolet, a 1957 Chevrolet and now my 1957 Pontiac. I love them and would always have one. Good luck with the installation if you choose to go that route. Cheers.



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Hi George

Thanks for the response, all really good points.  I hear your concerns with the fiberglass SANTAY units, It's hard to believe, but that is what I have, and these units don't require drill holes, there hold down brackets use a jam fit along the drip rail.

I have heard so many comments about Steel Sun visors and MVI inspections, I am being really cautious, I have installed the SANTAY sun visor , my wife and I will give it a shot and if we like the concept and the look, I will most likely try and buy a OEM or similar 

I 'll  attach some before and after pics for you to see, personally  , I think they are cool and adds some old time flare, after all it's  a cruiser, she drives and I sit back , relax and enjoy the ambiance.  



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silver steak wrote:

However, my question is for our 1950 Pontiac 2 Door , should we install an exterior Sun visor Or Not?

I  picked up a SANTAY aftermarket sun visor for the year of our car, pretty good shape considering it's age.  It is dark green fiberglas with the Stainless Center and trim. Considering our car is a Fern Mist Green , I thought it would blend nicely ?? 

Once I had it on the car, my wife wasn't that impressed with the look of her car, she said she would get used to it hummmmm, 

What is your opinion? 

Dale  


 My opinion, not that visor. I agree with your wife. Straight up, it looks like a cheap/clunky bolt-on. Doesn't fit the car like Prefecta's visor.

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Well this is interesting, honesty is what we were looking for, thank Pontiacanada
My conclusions are , since I can't use a steel visor due to Motor Vehicle Inspection, visibility and traffic light issues
Secondly I don't want to drill any holes in my roof pillar, as required by others that I have seen.
I do agree with the Santay mounting hardware.

Off it comes.

One sun visor for sale 

Dale



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I would always stick with the original dealer supplied sun visors. They were always the best fitting compared to after market visors and in my opinion the best looking visors as well. Dale, one tip when you do put a visor on. Always make sure the bottom of the visor is painted a dull flat green in colour. Correct visors were always painted this colour underneath, to not reflect blinding light at the driver and passenger. To paint the underneath shinny body colour is going to make you very upset with yourself. Cheers.



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silver steak wrote:

Well this is interesting, honesty is what we were looking for, thanks Pontiacanada
My conclusions are , since I can't use a steel visor due to Motor Vehicle Inspection, visibility and traffic light issues
Secondly I don't want to drill any holes in my roof pillar, as required by others that I have seen.
I do agree with the Santay mounting hardware.

Off it comes.

One sun visor for sale 

Dale


 Like I said Dale, just my opinion. Other people may see it different.

Usually a wife's impression is a very good indicator.biggrin



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No problem Darryl

Your right , amongst other things , my Wife's impressions are important, after all, it is her car. Anyway, as mentioned too many issues It came off yesterday.  

Best Regards Dale 



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