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Received some new plastic sun visor clips from BLUNT a couple months ago and finally decided to install one for the broken passenger side in the tii.

The old one has a metal bracket that fits inside the plastic piece. New part will not fit. I installed it without the metal piece.

Is the new one a one-piece upgrade for the old style?

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Old versus new.

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You can trim two pieces of metal on the top of the bracket. I would re-use the metal piece for extra support as the BMW intended 40 years ago (for a reason?), would even use epoxy glue inside the cheap plastic to bond the metal.

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Thanks for the quick responses. I used the original screws to secure the new clip to the windshield header.

Funny how the passenger side crumbled before the driver's side.

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suppliers or the the supplier changed the sunvisor clip design, eliminating that internal metal reinforcement. The original clips on my '69 had the metal insert; those on my 73 didn't (and I know they were original on both cars).

The replacement clips I bought as long as 20+ years ago didn't have the inserts, and actually the early clips with the metal inserts deteriorated much faster than the later replacement ones...

cheers

mike

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The last time I put new sun visor clips in (probably about 6-7 yrs. ago) I followed a tip on this board and filled the cavity in both with GE Silicon Seal.

Don't know if it helped, or not, but both are still in good condition and I don't go a day without having to put the visors down and up several times. It is sunny here in So. AZ. Supposedly 350 sunny days a year. Notice the sky in the Valentine's Day photo below.

Bob Napier

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I think the new design doesn't need the reinforcement, since it has better

flex, and probably better plastics.

I put some OE 320 clips (as in, made in 1980, and taken off a parts car)

on my car 10+ years ago and have not thought about them since.

t

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I've read that VW beetles had metal versions of this exact same part (no plastic at all) and those of course work much better. I haven't looked for those yet but I bet they're available new and/or on ebay.

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I've read that VW beetles had metal versions of this exact same part (no plastic at all) and those of course work much better. I haven't looked for those yet but I bet they're available new and/or on ebay.

I've only seen plastic ones on air-cooled VW's. The ones on my '71 Beetle were flat - you lifted the visor arm over and down to secure it.

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