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Old 06-18-2013, 05:57 PM   #1
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Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Was wondering, as I have never seen a truck from this era that has a visor.

Are there any pics of them fitted, or has anyone considered it ?

Please comment or add pics from your stashes.







Then my next question is easier to answer, as I have seen pics of two or three C10 Fleetsides with spats.

I think they were all Long Fleets, but has anyone got them on, or have pics on a Short Fleet?

Please tell me more about where to find them, how to fit them.

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Old 06-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #2
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

there was an earlier thread on the visors.

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=visor

I've been thinking of adding one to my panel but I still havent found a design that I like
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Old 06-18-2013, 06:59 PM   #3
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Another thread with a home made visior. Start at post #37

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Old 06-18-2013, 07:08 PM   #4
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Personal opinion here, but I think that both visors and skirts are suited to 50s and earlier vehicles.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:42 PM   #5
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

"spats" love the terminology. Never heard that one, we call 'em fender skirts! You need to translate for us sometimes (we talked about this before) for instance: your Hood = our roof, your Bonnet = our hood there must be lots of these.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:53 PM   #6
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

The short answer Ė a few independent thinkers still like them on our trucks but they were generally passť by the time our trucks came along.

Add on accessories really hit their peak right after World War II. And the primary reason was not due to popular demand; it was the result of greed and price gouging. Citizens had been unable to obtain new cars for at least 4 years, and the government stepped in and set profit margins on the automakers to prevent price gouging. So the dealers who had been hanging on by a thread during the war years did an end run and slapped every accessory imaginable on new cars and forced buyers to pay outrageous prices for these trinkets. If they wouldn't pay up, they lost their place on the waiting list and the car would be sold to the next person in line. Thatís why the most accessorized original cars are primarily from the late 40ís and early 50ís.

By the late 50ís and early 60ís the general shape and style of mainstream cars didnít look anything like the earlier shapes, and many of the accessories like visors and spotlights never appeared on late model cars when they were new. Some elders thought skirts looked rich on their big Buicks or Lincolns, but younger people were interested in sporty cars, so new installations disappeared almost overnight.

Iíve never been so hot on visors, mainly because I grew up in cars that had them and more than once witnessed an owner pull over, rip the visor off and toss it into a canyon (my dad included). Years later I discovered my father in law had done the same thing, for the same reason Ė the visor had a tendency to flutter, rattle, and obscure vision. The ripping and tossing generally happened just after some life threatening incident which involved the poor vision offered by the visor.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:17 AM   #7
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Many great responses and replies. Thank you all.

I do tend to forget about the language barrier here.

Tyres and Tires

Colour and Color (and Kolor)

And then Text speak creeps in as well.

I really am pleased about the "history lesson" as many of the origens of actions, sayings etc is often lost over time.

The bottom line is the last bit about safety.
I recently sat in a 48 with a visor and found my vision impaired. So it looks great, but works badly.
Fender skirts or Spats to me are OK on some and not others, I prefer them on more traditional looking cars.
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:04 AM   #8
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

I saw a pic of a red '60-61 Suburban with a sun visor... the truck was lowered, but not slammed... the big hood and the visor made the thing look a lot longer and a lot lower. It was a good look on that Suburban.
Not sure it would work as well on a pick-up truck cab... I think the proportions would get thrown off.

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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Our trucks already have the visors built in
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Old 06-19-2013, 09:19 AM   #10
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Our trucks have the visors already built in
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Hi,

I have a Ford Cortina like the one in the fourth picture. I have not the wheel spats (fender skirts) but I would like to have them.
I have found a company in Australia who makes them, but it is very expensive to ship them to Europe. Does anybody know any other company of place to get them?

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Old 12-19-2013, 04:32 PM   #12
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Heres a crew cab with a sunvisor...nice truck, but I don't think they look right on this body style.

I do think the fender skirts look good on certain trucks.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:07 PM   #13
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

What I want off that truck is the passenger side spare tire rear fender......he can keep the visor.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:26 PM   #14
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Hey rich, a driver side carrier will work on the passenger side if you reverse the mounts.
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Re: Sun Visors, Spats...... do we add them to 60-66's ?

Like the sun visor on the tan truck! Looks good.
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Hi,

I have a Ford Cortina like the one in the fourth picture. I have not the wheel spats (fender skirts) but I would like to have them.
I have found a company in Australia who makes them, but it is very expensive to ship them to Europe. Does anybody know any other company of place to get them?

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This is a 60-66 chevy truck forum. They were just posting the pics of the cortina as a reference. I doubt many here will know much about the cortina. You may be better off looking on a cortina forum. I found one for you that may have better info than you will find here.

http://www.buysellcortina.co.uk/forums/
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Here is my sun visor.
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