They look sharp.:thumbsup:
I think it would be possible to do with a sleeve. You would cut the 107's bracket 1" longer and the 201s bracket 1" shorter and then use a sleeve that was 1" long and an OD of 9.0 mm. The 107s end would be drilled to 4.9mm and the 201s end would be drilled to 5.8mm. Since there is very little stress on the joint you could just use good old JB Weld to join them.However, that's going to take some really good welding skills. I'm not sure I would try it with my hit-or-miss capabilities. Maybe a custom machined collar with a few set screws? Looks like an opportunity for someone with a lathe, hint hint.
I like the colour. Feel free to send your experimental set to me......great idea and implementation.
Now, obviously they are the wrong color as there were no good ones in the right color, but the beauty is that because they just pop on and off, when I get the correct color it will be a 10 second job to swap them out. (And for the time being, the contrasting color is not all that objectionable)
...along with the posts on the latching pieces and their non OEM replacements.I like the colour. Feel free to send your experimental set to me......great idea and implementation.
We really need a sunvisor sticky....and this should go there.
Here's that post......along with the posts on the latching pieces and their non OEM replacements.
You are mostly re-using the 107 shaft and outer end, but cutting it shorter and added ~5" of the 201 plastic covered shaft to the end?That is a very neat fix. NOt OEM, but then nor is a diesel in a 380SL Wish we had MB junk yards up here
Just want to be sure I understood properly...
Here's a couple of sources for the BMW clips part # 51168174715 pretty easy to find.I'll be either sourcing BMW clips or seeking out another option, which I'll post here when solved.
I'll spend some time in the junk yard looking at options. I'd prefer to find a single screw mount if possible. I'm also kind of noodling ways that the existing piece could be maintained by somehow mounting the original tab to the new visor.Here's a couple of sources for the BMW clips...
Thanks Mach4 for the detailed answer. I think I understand now why you went the route you did. The sleeve would be easy enough to do.At least that's the route I would go if I couldn't weld.
And you're right, a diesel SL is not exactly OEM :thumbsup:
Problem is that the aftermarket 107 clips keep breaking. I have had a t least 3 sets on my car and the ones there now have cracks. The sockets last longer. But maybe the BMW clips are the way to go for those of us with stock visors (and no nearby junkyards )Looks like it is possible to use the existing tabs with the new visors.
It's entirely possible that the clips I have were replaced recently, maybe even with the guaranteed for life ones off eBay. But I would have bet that they were original. I see absolutely no sign of cracking, drying, fading or anything. After slitting the tabs, they spread considerably to snap on the visor. They aren't a hard plastic maybe more like a vinyl material. Right now things are working absolutely perfectly. I've only had the car for 2 years so maybe I've got some hardening and breaking ahead, in which case the BMW solution looks promising. I'm going to continue perusing the junk yards for some other alternate clip ideas just in case.Problem is that the aftermarket 107 clips keep breaking.