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    Today I tried to attach the sunvisor to the brackets for my Victoria using the tubular rivets supplied by Lebaron Bonney. The rivets are too short to go thru both the visor and the bracket. Not enough rivet to roll over. The rivet measures 5/16 in length which is the same thickness as the visor without the bracket. All I accompished was to scratch the plating on the bracket and squish the visor. These are oval head 1/8 inch diameter nickle plated tubular rivets. Any suggestions for a longer rivet?
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    Art: The original visors I've seen had oval head machine screws. Many years ago, I used the insert type screws used for the SW window garnish mouldings with some grinding to get them to not be too deep.. Note that the brackets are counter sunk . If you have some, try some for fit with your fabric thickness, etc.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by plyfor View Post
      Art: The original visors I've seen had oval head machine screws. Many years ago, I used the insert type screws used for the SW window garnish mouldings with some grinding to get them to not be too deep.. Note that the brackets are counter sunk . If you have some, try some for fit with your fabric thickness, etc.
      I appreciate your answer and that might work but I have never seen a screw head on the bottom side of an original visor. All I have seen look like a rivet head with no slot like a screw. If you are correct it would be a lot easier. Does anyone have pictures of these?

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      • #4
        Art,
        I measured a set of brackets I have that still have the rivets in place. The rivets stick up about 0.140". I estimate the rivet length was 0.375" before being rolled over. Maybe you can use a screw to compress the visor before trying to rivet.
        -Will
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        • #5
          The 5/16 rivets that are too short equal 0.3125. I have found 7/16 rivets that would equal 0.4375. I am afraid to compress the visor any more than I already have, it might pull the rivet thru the visor.
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          • #6
            How thick are the new visors?

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            • #7
              The visors are 1/4 “.

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            • #8
              Here's some pictures of my original slant windshield sun visor. The rivet heads are quite flat with a slight convex curve and .333" diameter.
              The hardboard is ,130" thick, and with the cloth, it's .175". The rolled end of the rivet sets into the countersink of the bracket.

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              • #9
                Thanks guys, I have found some 1/8 diameter 7/16 long nickle tubular rivets at an office supply store. A bag of 75, so it anyone needs some let me know.

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                • #10
                  Here is a link where you can find rivets and a tool to do them, lots of choice here Art

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